Cooling (St. Margaret)

COOLING (St. Margaret), a parish, in the union and hundred of Risbridge, W. division of Suffolk, 8¼ miles (N. N. W.) from Clare; containing 882 inhabitants. There are fairs on July 31st and October 17th. Branches Hall, in the parish, is a large and handsome mansion. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £100; patrons and impropriators, the Master and Fellows of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Wm. Deynes, in the 35th of Elizabeth, bequeathed estates here, the proceeds to be equally divided among the parishes of Cooling, Hargrave, Barrow, and Moulton.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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