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List of Woburn People About 1800

The following list of people were all supplied with milk from Speedwell Farm. The farmer is given as Mr. Clayton who, it is known, gave up his tenancy in 1806. Judging by the names of the licensees on the list it may date to some time between about 1802 and 1806. It is thus valuable as it pre-dates censuses which give names by nearly 40 years as well as pre-dating the first directory to list trades people and other inhabitants of the town (1823/24). the names in square brackets are those people appearing in this 1823/34 directory.

  • Mr. Attwood, Rose and Crown Inn;
  • Mr. Bowdler, grocer [George Bowdler, grocer, Park-street];
  • Mr. Brandon, Grey Hound Inn;
  • Brichnal, stone mason [T. Birchnall, stone mason, Leighton-street];
  • Mr. Brown, parishioner;
  • Buttler, tailor [William Butler, tailor, London-end];
  • Buttler, Speedwell labourer;
  • Buttler, Speedwell labourer (presumably son, brother etc, of the man above);
  • Burridge, labourer;
  • Butterfield, sawyer;
  • Carr, sawyer;
  • J. Clark, breeches maker;
  • Cleveley, breeches maker [John Cleveley, glover and breeches maker, Market-square];
  • Crick, journeyman baker [William Crick, baker, Bedford-street];
  • Darling, labourer;
  • Darling, labourer (presumably son, brother etc. of the man above);
  • Diddington, brazier;
  • Mr. Dodd, stay maker;
  • Mrs. Dover, grocer [Ann Dover, druggist, Park-street];
  • Mr. Fane, butcher [William Fane, butcher, Chapel-street];
  • Farr, Speedwell labourer;
  • Farr, Speedwell labourer
  • Farr, Speedwell labourer (all three Farrs are presumably related);
  • Dr. Filks;
  • Mr. Gardener, auctioneer [Andrew Gardner, auctioneer, upholstere &c., Market-square];
  • Gobby, Speedwell labourer;
  • Mr. Goodman, shoemaker;
  • Mr. Green, apothecary;
  • Haines, post boy;
  • Mrs. Hale, White Bare [sic] Inn;
  • Mr. Hall, baker [George Hall, baker, Market-square];
  • Mr. Hannell, Royal Oak Inn [E. Hannell, Royal Oak, London-end];
  • Mrs. Howe, independent lady;
  • Sergeant Ippwell, pensioner;
  • Jones, carpenter;
  • Mr. Kemp, clothier;
  • Mr. Lucas, saddler [Nathaniel Lucas, saddler, Market-square];
  • Majors, labourer;
  • Mr. Millard, butcher [Elizabeth Millard, butcher, Bedford-street];
  • Morgan, carpenter;
  • Mr. Newman, hairdresser;
  • Mr. Nixon, builder [Robert Nixon and Son, architects and builders, Bedford-street];
  • Odell, wheeler [George Odell, smith and wheelwright, Leighton-street];
  • Rev. Mrs. Parry (wife of the perpetual curate John Parry);
  • Percival, hostler;
  • Mr. Pilgrim, lace dealer;
  • Mr. Pilkington, Sun Inn;
  • Mr. Porter, draper;
  • Mrs. Reeves;
  • Roberts, shoemaker;
  • Shaw, carpenter;
  • Shaw carpenter (presumably brother, son etc. of the man above);
  • Mr. Shepherd, millwright [William Shepherd, ironmonger and agricultural implement maker, Bedford-street];
  • Mrs. Springhall;
  • Mr. Tailor, cooper [Robert Taylor, cooper, Market-street];
  • Mr. Tailor, Magpie Inn [John Tailor, Magpie commercial inn, Bedford-street];
  • Mr. Tift, dealer in clothes;
  • Mr. Turnes, baker;
  • Wallace, coachman;
  • Mrs. Wiffin, ironmongery [Elizabeth Wiffin, ironmonger, George-street];
  • Mr. Wildon, gentleman;
  • Woods, jobbing gardener.