is a very small village about 7.5 miles to the north west of the market town
In 1844 it had just 200 folk living there, and I should not think that has
changed very much.
George Weller Poley was the lord of the manor, and the Weller-Poley family
still live in the area today.
The Directory for 1844 shows the following
George Weller Poley Esq at Boxted Hall
Joseph Josling, blacksmith
Mrs Mary Ann Westrup at Moor House
Henry Cross at Trickett's Hall
Edward Golding at Boxted Lodge
Joseph Halle (also a Malster)
Thomas Harvey at Park Farm
John Spencer Westrup at Moor House
In 1855 there are a few changes
George Cook is listed as the Parish Clerk
and Spencer Albon is now the blacksmith
W. Maxim is listed as a Bailiff
and George Fayers is farming Boxted Lodge Farm, whilst Alfred Eagle is now
at Moor House.
The church is Holy Trinity and the PR's are available to search at the SRO.
They are on a total of 8 fiche from 1539-1900 and they have been filmed, so
you may be able to order them to your local LDS centre and you can certainly
purchase copies from the SRO in Ipswich.
You can see the church at
The following snippet of information is taken from the '1844 Suffolk & Essex
Free Press newspaper archive'
September 24th 1845
At Sewell's Farm, Otten Belchamp, farming dead and live stock on the 7th of
October. Dairy utensils and part of the neat and genteel household effects.
Also at Finstead End, Boxted, Suffolk.
Tower windmill now in occupation of Mr Watkinson who has engaged a farm and
.......further information can be found on http://www.foxearth.org.uk/
I have not been able to find a web site for the village - be warned, if you
are looking and you find Boxted a village on the Suffolk/Essex borders -
it's the wrong Boxted! Just a little way along the road from this village
going towards Colchester in Essex is another village called Boxted.