YAXLEY (1830) Is a village and parish, in the hundred of Norman Cross, 73 miles from London, 14 from Huntingdon, and 12 from Ramsey. It is a small, irregularly built place, of mean appearance, having no object of attraction but its church (which is a noble one, standing on an eminence) and Whittlesea Mere which is said to be one of the finest sheets of water in the kingdom. The living of Yaxley is a vicarage, in the patronage of the King; the present incumbent is the Rev. George Freer. The only trade of a particular nature existing here is that in sedge and reed, which is considerable. A fair is held annually, on Holy Thursday, for cattle. The population of the parish in 1821 was 1,070; but, from the circumstance of the prisoners in the Great Prison at Norman Cross being included in the returns, the number fluctuates; at this period the parish &c. is estimated to contain about 1,370 inhabitants.
GENTRY AND CLERGY. Bird, John, gent. Yaxley Field, Isaac, esq. Yaxley Franey, Stephen, gent. Yaxley Freer, Rev. George, Yaxley Hanslip, Robt. esq. Norman Cross Kelly, Major Win. Norman Cross Nickolls, William, gent. Yaxley Pindard, John, gent. Yaxley Tebbutt, Thomas, gent. Yaxley
INNS AND PUBLIC HOUSES. Bell, Thomas Cook Chequers, John Drake George & Dragon, George Sharman Hatchet &Bill, Elizabeth Blackman Recruiting Sergeant, Edwd. Wyman Three Horse Shoes, Sarah Glithro
SHOPKEEPERS as TRADERS. Askew, Win. baker and shopkeeper Barley, Thomas, baker Bell, Thomas, shoemaker Bell, Wm. boot and shoemaker Bellamy, John, wheelwright Bradford, Trice, wheelwright Chappell, John, schoolmaster Coles, Mary, shopkeeper Cook, Samuel, shopkeeper Edgson, John, baker Farr, Joseph, cooper Fletcher, John, tailor and draper Glithro, Thomas, blacksmith Green, Geo. millwright, joiner, &c. Green, Henry, carpenter and joiner Green, James, shopkeeper Gunton, Wm. miller & shopkeeper Hatfield, William, master of FREE SCHOOL Henson, Thos. & Chas. blacksmiths Hill, John, shoemaker King, Wm. Aynesbury, tailor Kirkby, James, tailor Knighton, Isaac, baker and miller Knighton, Mary, schoolmistress Mackley, John, butcher Mankell, Frederick, baker Mitchell, John, wheelwright Richardson, Michael, carpenter, &c. Rowell, John, auctioneer, &c. Sanders, Francis, butcher Sanders George, shopkeeper Setchell, Thos. baker, butcher, &c. Sharman, George, parish clerk Smith, Richard, shoemaker Speechly, Ralph, gardener & seedsmen Waite, Thomas, baker, maltster, & miller Wise, John, painter, plumber, &c. Wyman, Thomas, tailor