Pigot and Co.'s Pocket Atlas, Topography and Gazetteer of England

Pigot and Co.'s Pocket Atlas, Topography and Gazetteer of England

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...which a limited number of boys are instructed. Henry Smith, an alderman of London in the reign of Charles I, bequeathed 2,800. for the poor of Braintree and certain other parishes: he was a very eccentric cliaraeter, and obtained the name of 'Dog Smith' from going about like a beggar, accompanied by his dog. The market, one of the largest in Essex, is held Oh Wednesday, to accommodate the frequenters of which a corn exchange is in progress of erection. Fairs tee table. The village of Booking, which forms the northern suburb of Braintree, is comprised chiefly in a single street, presenting many handsome well-built nouses. Its trade is similar to that of Braintree. Two copyhold courts are held here: one for the manor of Bocking; the other for the manor of Dei-wards Hall. Between one and two miles N.w. of the principal street stands the church, a commodious edifice; the benefice is a rectory, but its rector is generally co-dean of the archbishop's peculiars in Essex and Suffolk, and is styled 'dean of Bocking/ A meeting-house for the society of friends, and chapels for independents and metli odists, are the other places of worship. There is an endowed school for thirty boys, founded by Dr. Gaudeu, bishop of Worcester. Trades, and number of each, in Braintree and Bocking. Coopers.... 2 Compactors 5 Curriers....3 Drapers....10 Druggists.. 3 Fire Offices. 8 Fruiterers.. 4 Gardeners.. 14 Glovers.... 2 Academies. 17 Attorneys.. 6 Auctioneers 2 Bakers....22 Bank 1 BasketMkrs 3 Blacksmiths 9 Booksellers. 3 Boot & Shoe Perfumers.. 4 Rope Makrs 3 Saddlers.. 4 Slmpkeeprs.il SilkManufrs 4 Stay Makrs. 2 StoneMasns 2 Straw Hat Makers.. 12 Straw Plat Manufctrs 3 Surgeons.. 6 Tailors 9 Taverns 27 Watch Mkrs 4 Whlwrights. 6 Wine Merchants.... 5 Makers..29...
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  • English
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