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DESBOROUGH is a parish and village 6 miles north of Kettering, 5 south of Market Harborough, and 81 from London, in the Hundred of Rothwell, and diocese of Peterborough. The living is a vicarage, value £165, in the gift of Mrs. Anderson; the Rev. William Wilson, M.A., is the incumbent. Here are two chapels, one Baptist, and one Wesleyan; also one British and one National school. The population, in 1851, was 1,350; the parish contains upwards of 2,380 acres. The manufacture of lace and velvet gives employment to a great many hands.

Essam, Mr. Joseph
Wilson Rev. William, M.A. [vicar]

Aprice Johnfarmer
Baines Williambaker
Biggs James farmer
Blunsom Henrybaker
Buswell Richardblacksmith
Cave Elizabeth (Mrs.)farmer
Cheney William farmer
Clarke Chas.carpenter & wheelwright
Crick Jane (Mrs.) farmer
Crick Williamgrocer
Deacons Jonathan & Sonswheelwrights
Driver Williamfarmer
Emery Georgegrocer & draper
Essex Jane (Mrs.)'King's Arms'
Fish Williamgrocer & draper
Foster Roberttailor
Harris John maltster & farmer
Jones Danielcarpenter
Kilburn Robertfarmer
Kilburn Saml 'George', butcher & farmer
Kilburn Thomasbutcher
Litchfield WilliamNew inn
Mitchell Richardfarmer
Page Georgeboot & shoe maker
Panter Jamesgrocer
Perkins Johntailor
Riley Benjaminsilk manufacturer
Robinson George'Talbot'
Sumner Jamesfarmer
Tailby Georgebeer retailer & butcher
Tailby John 'Swan'
Tailby Williambutcher
Thompson Samuelsilk manufacturer
Turner Henrybutcher

Letters received through the Kettering

British School, Ebenezer Burditt, master
National School, Richard Edward Saunders, master

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