Hitcham (All Saints)
HITCHAM (All Saints), a parish, in the union and hundred of Cosford, W. division of Suffolk, 1¾ mile (N. N. W.) from Bildeston; containing 1065 inhabitants, and comprising by admeasurement 4056 acres. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £26. 13. 4., and in the patronage of the Crown: the tithes have been commuted for £1150, and the glebe contains 22 acres. A national school is supported; and there are almshouses appropriated by Sir George Waldegrave, in 1663, for two poor persons. William Burkitt, a biblical writer, was born here in 1650.