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Kelly's 1889 Directory

Read Kelly's 1889 Directory

Woodbury Hill Fair 21 and 22 September

Parish Clerk, John Lane

Post, M.O. & T.O., S.B. & Annuity & Insurance Office, Henry Charles Jenkins, sub-postmaster. Letters received through Wareham; delivery commences 7.15am & 3 pm & dispatched at 10.45am & 6.15pm; Sundays 10.25am. Pillar Box, Bere Heath, cleared at 5pm, weekdays only.

Insurance Agent

County Fire & Provident Life, G. Hibbs


William Bullen, clerk to the burial board

Reading Room

James Davis, secretary

Public Officers

Medical Officer &c; Francis Daniel Lys Registrar etc; William Bullen. Assistant Overseer & Collector of Rates & Taxes; Henry Charles Jenkins


National (boys) Barrow Hill, founded in 1719 by Thomas Williams esq., & placed under government inspection in 1870 & enlarged about the same time, for 98 children; average attendance, 36; partly supported by William's charity; Job Bugby, master. Shitterton, for 150 children; average attendance, 65; Miss Matilda Weare, mistress; Miss Mary Ann Skuse, infants' mistress. Bere Heath (mixed), built in 1875, for 58 children; average attendance,41: Miss Emma Horth, mistress.

Carriers to:-

Blandford, Tuesday & Friday. Dorchester, Wednesday & Saturday. Poole, Monday & Thursday (All Mrs Selina Day, and departure from Bere Regis at 8am each day)


Samuel Cobb, West Street

Rev William Farrer M.A. (vicar)

Miss Gallop, West Street

Mrs Galpin, West Street

Rev Alfred Goodall (Congregational), The Manse

Montague John Guest, D.L.,J.P., The Retreat; & 3 Savile Row, London W

John Henning, West Street

Mrs Howe, West Street

Charles Jesty, North Street

Francis Daniel Lys, White Lovington

Charles James Radclyffe, J.P., Hyde House

William Frederick Radclyffe, Culeaze

Mrs Sibley, Butt Lane

Tom Spear, Rye Hill

Rev John Turner Waddy, B.A. (Weslyan church)


Thomas Aplin, butcher

James Arnold, Drax's Arms P.H.

Miss Jane Barnes, dress ma., West Street

Walter Beckingham, brick & tile maker

Wm. Jn. Besent, farmer, Shitterton farm

James Bevercomb, pork butcher, poulterer, & shopkeeper, West Street.

Miss Annie Boswell, dress ma., North Street

George Bugby, police officer, West Street

William Bullen, registrar etc, Shitterton

James Bullen, carpenter, Shitterton

John Burt, farmer

Cemetery (Wm. Bullen, clerk to the burial board)

Charles Cobb, farmer

Daniel Cobb, farmer, Court farm

James Davis, carpenter

Charles Day, farmer

Mrs Selina Day, carrier

George Dibben, farmer

Miss Fanny Edmonds, dress maker, Rye hill

William George, Royal Oak P.H.

William Frederick Henning, farmer, Doddings

Geo. Hibbs, grocer, draper & provision dealer

Henry Hoare, farmer, Lane end

Harvey House, carpenter

Robert House, carpenter & shopkeeper

James Janes, harness maker & farmer

Henry Charles Jenkins, tailor, woollen draper, hatter, stationer & fancy goods dealer, assistant overseer & collector of rates, Post Office.

Henry Robert Jesty, farmer, Roke farm

John Josias Johnson, brewer & maltster

Joseph Kellaway, butcher & farmer

Richard Amos Kellaway, shoeing & general smith, machinist &c.

John Lane, boot & shoe maker, North Street

John Lane, boot & shoe maker, Shitterton

Mrs Martha Lane, grocer & draper

James Lockyer, thatcher, North Street

Francis Daniel Lys, surgeon & Medical Officer

Thomas Marsh, farmer, West Street

George Miller, machine owner

John Miller, farmer & machine owner

Thomas Miller, farmer, Rye Hill

Miss Harriett Moore, dress maker

J.H. Mundell & Co., grocers, ironmongers, provision dealers &c., & agents for W.&A. Gilbey, wine & spirit merchants.

Alfred Nutbeem, butcher

James Nutbeem, dairyman, Stockley

Reading Room (James Davis, secretary)

Fredk. Ricketts, boot & shoe ma. North Street

Edward Russell, farmer, Rye Hill

Miss Ellen E. Scutt, preparatory school

Edwin Shave, wheelwt, timber dealer &c

Charles Sheppard, bricklayer

Frederick Sheppard, watch & clock maker

George Sheppard, builder

William Clench Sheppard, builder

Charles Snook, blacksmith, Rye Hill

Roger Strange, miller (water) & farmer, Chamberlain's Mill

Charlston Toms, carrier, Rye Hill

Henry Tozer, farmer

James Welch, baker