Boxford (St. Mary)
BOXFORD (St. Mary), a parish, in the union, and partly in the hundred, of Cosford, but chiefly in that of Babergh, W. division of Suffolk, 16 miles (W. by S.) from Ipswich; containing, with the hamlet of Hadleigh, 1121 inhabitants. This parish, which comprises about 1840 acres, was formerly a place of considerable trade. Fairs are held on Easter-Monday and the 21st of December. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £20, and in the patronage of the Crown: the tithes have been commuted for £650, and the glebe consists of 38½ acres. A free grammar school was established by Queen Elizabeth, in the 38th of her reign; but only a few poor boys are now taught in it.