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DESBOROUGH is a parish and village distant 6 miles north of Kettering, 5 miles south of Market Harborough, and 81 miles from London, in the Hundred of Rothwell, and diocese of Peterborough. The living is a rectory, value £70, in the gift of Mrs. Anderson; the Rev. - Wilson, M.A., is the present incumbent. Here are three chapels, one Baptist, one Calvinist, and one Wesleyan. The church has a spire, and has recently been repaired. The population in 1841, was 1,388; the parish contains upwards of 2,000 acres. Mrs. Anderson is lady of the manor.


Dorkins Mr. William
Thompson Samuel, esq
Walker Rev. Samuel

Baines Williambaker
Biggs Jamesfarmer
Bosworth Samuel shopkeeper
Chaney Johnfarmer
Crich George silk weaver
Deacon JonathanBlack Horse
Driver Williamfarmer
Essex WilliamKings Arms
Harris Johnmaltster
Ilif Williamfarmer
Kilburn Samuel, sen. butcher
Kilburn Saml. jun.George inn, & butcher
Kilburn Robertfarmer
Kilburn Thomasfarmer
Loake Thomasfarmer & shopkeeper
Manton Charlesgardener
Mitchell Richardfarmer
Price Johngardener & parish clerk
Robinson Georgebeer retailer
Sumner Georgefarmer
Tailby Georgebutcher
Tailby John butcher & Swan
Thompson Samuel, sen.shopkeeper
Wilford Ebenezerfarmer, & New inn
Yeomans Samuelfarmer

Letters are received through the Kettering office; arrive 11 a.m. despatched 3 p.m.

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