The Black Boy Hotel, Market Hill, Sudbury

On October 28th, 1806, John Must, a corporal in the Royal Horse Artillery, was admitted to the Freedom of the Borough of Sudbury. He served under Sir John Moore during the Napoleonic Wars, in Spain and Portugal, and distinguished himself as a brave man on the battlefield but never boasted of the deeds that covered him with glory. When he retired from the Army, he became landlord of the Black Boy Inn in Sudbury. At his death, in 1838, after a long illness, aged 58, he was described as ‘much respected’ and ‘ the beau ideal of honest, frank, straight forward, John Bull – a character to the honour of Old England, that still gains more admirers than the glare of one more polished’.

Admissions to the Freedom of the Borough of Sudbury in the 19th century

The Maclean family

Maclean, Hippisley, of Caius College, Cambridge, son of Sir Lachlan, M.D., admitted July 29th, 1830, borough and commons, by birth

Maclean, Lachlan, doctor of physic, admitted May 28th, 1800, borough and commons, by purchase

The Makin family

Makin, Francis, junior, weaver, admitted February 28th, 1772

Makin, Joseph, weaver, son of Joseph, late Private in the West Suffolk Militia, now labourer, admitted July 28th, 1830, borough and commons, by birth

The Making family

Making, Charles Holden, of 3 Friars Street, clerk, son of James, accountant, admitted May 7th, 1880

Making, Edward, weaver, admitted February 1st, 1790, borough and commons, by birth

Making, Edwin James, of King Street, Norwich, chemist, son of James Making, registrar, admitted August 7th, 1891

Making, Francis, senior, weaver, admitted July 9th, 1778, borough and commons, by birth

Making, Francis, junior, weaver, admitted November 28th, 1778, borough and commons, by birth

Making, Francis, junior, weaver, admitted July 2nd, 1802, borough and commons, by birth

Making, Francis, weaver, admitted July 3rd, 1802, borough and commons, by birth

Making, Francis Rose, weaver, admitted October 27th, 1806, borough and commons, by birth

Making, Francis Henry, silkweaver, son of Francis, silkweaver, admitted June 17th, 1818, borough and commons, by birth

Making, Francis Henry, weaver, son of Francis Rose, admitted July 30th, 1833, borough and commons, by birth

Making, Francis Henry, admitted July 25th, 1836, borough only, by birth

Making, Francis Herbert, of 9 Inkerman Row, silkweaver, son of Joseph Makin or Making, silkweaver, admitted August 5th, 1881

Making, Frederick George, of Laundry Gardens, Cross Street, Sudbury, labourer, son of George Making, of the same address, cocoa mat weaver, admitted June 9th, 1931

Making, George, weaver, son of Joseph, late a Free Burgess and of the West Suffolk Militia, admitted July 25th, 1835, borough and commons, by birth

Making, George, of Mill Lane, labourer, son of Thomas Making, bricklayer’s labourer, dec’d, admitted August 5th, 1892

Making, Hezekiah, weaver, admitted July 30th, 1836, borough only, by birth

Making, James, attorney’s clerk, son of Henry Francis, dec’d, silkweaver, admitted May 26th, 1857

Making, John, weaver, admitted August 10th, 1778, borough and commons, by birth

Making, John, weaver, admitted July 2nd, 1802, borough and commons, by birth

Making, John, servant, admitted June 10th, 1826, borough and commons, by birth

Making, John, silkweaver, son of John, silkweaver, admitted April 7th, 1828, borough and commons, by birth

Making, Joseph, a Private in the West Suffolk Militia, admitted October 28th, 1806, borough and commons, by birth

Making, Joseph, weaver, son of Joseph, a Private in the West Suffolk Militia, now a labourer, admitted July 28th, 1830, borough and commons, by birth

Making, Joseph, of North Street, silkweaver, son of John, dec’d, servant, admitted August 6th, 1858

Making, Maurice, grocer’s assistant, son of James Making, registrar, admitted August 7th, 1891

Making, Robert, weaver, admitted July 9th, 1778, borough and commons, by birth

Making, Robert, weaver, admitted May 13th, 1779, borough and commons, by birth

Making, Thomas, bricklayer, son of Joseph Making, admitted July 29th, 1839

Making, Thomas, of The Croft, labourer, son of Thomas Making, labourer, dec’d, admitted May 4th, 1888

The Martin family

Martin, Joseph, chemist and druggist, admitted May 15th, 1828, borough and commons, by purchase, 30 guineas

The Matthews family

Matthews, John, silkweaver, son of William, dec’d, capital burgess, admitted July 25th, 1835, borough and commons, by birth

Matthews, William, woollen manufacturer, admitted May 26th, 1808, borough and commons, by purchase

The May family

May, William, ironmonger, admitted October 13th, 1828, borough and commons, by purchase, 30 guineas

The Mayes family

Mayes, Abraham, currier, apprentice to George William Laurence, admitted July 28th, 1834, borough only, by servitude

Mayes, George William, of 20 Cresswell Road, South Norwood, engine driver, son of Abraham Mayes, currier, dec’d, admitted November 9th, 1893

Mayes, James, of Norwood, Surrey, bootmaker, son of Abraham Mayes, currier, dec’d, admitted August 5th, 1881

The Mayhew family

Mayhew, Abraham, of Melford, tailor, admitted July 2nd, 1802, borough only, by servitude

The Meadows family

Meadows, John George, tailor, admitted September 3rd, 1827, borough and commons, by purchase, 30 guineas

The Mears family

Mears, James, cordwainer, son of Robert, butcher, admitted June 10th, 1826, borough and commons, by birth

Mears, Robert, junior, butcher, apprentice to Robert Mears, admitted March 4th, 1820, borough only, by servitude

Mears, William, cordwainer, son of Robert, butcher, admitted June 10th, 1826, borough and commons, by birth

The Meggs family

Meggs, William, whitesmith, admitted May 27th, 1813, borough and commons, by purchase, 15 guineas

The Mills family

Mills, Charles, plumber and glazier, son of Thomas senior, admitted July 8th, 1842

Mills, George, carpenter, apprentice to Thomas, carpenter, admitted April 7th, 1828, borough only, by servitude

Mills, George, carpenter, son of Thomas, carpenter, admitted November 9th, 1857

Mills, James Coe, attorneys clerk, admitted May 5th, 1871

Mills, James William, sadler, admitted March 14th, 1823, borough and commons, by purchase, 30 guineas

Mills, Robert, tailor, admitted July 29th, 1837, borough only, by birth

Mills, Thomas, carpenter, admitted May 27th, 1813, borough and commons, by purchase, 15 guineas

Mills, Thomas, carpenter, apprentice to Thomas Mills, his father, admitted June 10th, 1826, borough only, by servitude

Mills, William, carpenter, apprentice to Thomas Mills, his father, carpenter, admitted April 28th, 1831, borough only, by servitude

The Morgan family

Morgan, Thomas, attorney at law, admitted June 1st, 1804, borough and commons, by purchase

The Moss family

Moss, David, of Poplar, Middlesex, baker, admitted October 28th, 1806, borough only, by servitude

The Moulton family

Moulton, Frederick, of Acton Lane, shoemaker, son of Isaac Moulton, shoemaker, admitted August 1st, 1884

Moulton, Isaac, of 2 New Kent Road, London, cordwainer, son of Thomas, dec’d, carpenter, admitted June 10th, 1826, borough and commons, by birth

Moulton, James, of Ballingdon, lathriver, son of Nathaniel, admitted July 28th, 1830, borough and commons, by birth

Moulton, Joseph, of 52 Regency Square, Brighton, valet, son of Thomas, dec’d, admitted April 7th, 1828, borough and commons, by birth

Moulton, William, of London, carpenter, son of Thomas, dec’d, carpenter, admitted June 12th, 1826, borough and commons, by birth

The Mower family

Mower, Henry, of Ipswich, butcher, apprentice to Robert Mower, admitted June 10th, 1826, borough only, by servitude

The Murray family

Murray, Charles, surgeon, admitted May 23rd, 1811, borough and commons, by purchase

The Murrells family

Murrells, Ambrose, cabinet maker, son of William, glover, admitted October 3rd, 1812, borough and commons, by birth

Murrells, Ambrose, of 98 Cross Street, news vendor, son of William Murrells, cabinet maker, dec’d, admitted August 4th, 1882

Murrells, Francis, labourer, admitted July 2nd, 1802, borough and commons, by birth

Murrells, Francis, labourer, son of Francis, labourer, admitted April 28th, 1831, borough and commons, by birth

Murrells, George, silkweaver, admitted May 6th, 1864

Murrells, Hosea, labourer, son of Timothy, black, admitted October 2nd, 1812, borough and commons, by birth

Murrells, Hosea, silkweaver, son of Matthew, silkweaver, admitted March 4th, 1820, borough and commons, by birth

Murrells, James, weaver, admitted July 11th, 1836, borough only, by birth

Murrells, James, of The Mount, bricklayer’s labourer, son of William, formerly tanner, admitted May 5th, 1876

Murrells, James, of 107 Weymouth Terrace, Hackney Road, London, lath river, son of William Murrells, late of London, carpenter, dec’d, admitted August 4th, 1893

Murrells, James William, of 17 Church Road, Homerton, tinplate worker, son of William Murrells, sawyer, admitted October 23rd, 1896

Murrells, Jeremiah, weaver, admitted October 27th, 1806, borough and commons, by birth

Murrells, John, of Bury, Suffolk, coachman, admitted July 2nd, 1802, borough only, by birth

Murrells, John, a Private in the West Suffolk Militia, admitted October 28th, 1806, borough and commons, by birth

Murrells, John, tailor, son of William, glover, admitted October 3rd, 1812, borough and commons, by birth

Murrells, John, tanner, son of Timothy, labourer, admitted June 17th, 1818, borough and commons, by birth

Murrells, John, of Bethnal Green, tinman, son of John, labourer, admitted April 7th, 1828, borough and commons, by birth

Murrells, John, weaver, son of Timothy, weaver, late, admitted July 28th, 1830, borough and commons, by birth

Murrells, John, labourer, son of John, tanner, admitted July 8th, 1842

Murrells, John, labourer, son of John, tailor, admitted May 26th, 1857

Murrells, Joseph, of Gooseberry Row, silkweaver, admitted August 6th, 1869

Murrells, Josiah, weaver, son of Hosea, admitted May 16th, 1848

Murrells, Richard, weaver, son of William, carpenter, admitted April 7th, 1828, borough and commons, by birth

Murrells, Samuel, labourer, son of John, labourer, admitted May 1st, 1857

Murrells, Thomas, victualler, admitted January 31st, 1800, borough and commons, by purchase

Murrells, Thomas, labourer, son of John, admitted May 16th, 1848

Murrells, Thomas, cabinet maker, son of Ambrose, dec’d, cabinet maker, admitted November 9th, 1857

Murrells, Timothy, junior, weaver, admitted July 2nd, 1802, borough and commons, by birth

Murrells, Timothy, tanner, son of Timothy, dec’d, labourer, admitted April 7th, 1828, borough and commons, by birth

Murrells, William, labourer, admitted July 2nd, 1802, borough and commons, by birth

Murrells, William, of Bury St. Edmunds, cordwainer, admitted October 27th, 1806, borough only, by birth

Murrells, William, junior, son of Matthew, admitted October 2nd, 1812, borough and commons, by birth

Murrells, William, tanner, son of Timothy, weaver, admitted July 28th, 1834, borough and commons, by birth

Murrells, William, hostler, son of William, admitted July 25th, 1835, borough and commons, by birth

Murrells, William, cabinet maker, son of Ambrose Murrells, admitted July 29th, 1839

Murrells, William, jobber, son of John, admitted May 16th, 1848

Murrells, William, silkweaver, son of William, silkweaver, admitted May 1st, 1857

Murrells, William, of Church Street, sawyer, son of Hosea, admitted May 7th, 1858

Murrells, William, of 3 Girling Street, bricklayer’s labourer, son of William, labourer, (formerly a tanner), admitted August 6th, 1880

The Musgrave family

Musgrave, John, tailor, admitted October 27th, 1806, borough and commons, by birth

Musgrave, Robert, of Great Cornard, miller, son of Thomas, Mayor, admitted July 25th, 1835, borough and commons, by birth

Musgrave, Thomas, junior, manufacturer, son of Thomas, Mayor, admitted July 28th, 1830, borough and commons, by birth

Musgrave, William, of Oxford, linen draper, son of Thomas, baker, alderman, admitted July 28th, 1834, borough and commons, by birth

The Must family

Must, Alfred, of Saffron Hill, London, labourer, son of Joseph James Must, silkweaver, dec’d, admitted August 6th, 1880

Must, Charles, of 6 Charlotte Street, Bethnal Green Road, Middlesex, brickmaker, son of James Must of 34 Tureen Street, Bethnal Green Road, labourer, admitted August 6th, 1880

Must, Charles, plumber, son of the late John, admitted May 17th, 1841

Must, Daniel, of Shoreditch, London, chair-maker, admitted October 28th, 1806, borough and commons, by birth

Must, George, of Coggeshall, weaver, son of James, admitted July 29th, 1830, borough and commons, by birth

Must, George, son of James, admitted May 2nd, 1856

Must, James, a Private in the West Suffolk Militia, admitted October 27th, 1806, borough and commons, by birth

Must, John, of Shoreditch, London, coach wheelwright, admitted October 28th, 1806, borough and commons, by birth

Must, John, junior, of Lambeth, Surrey, labourer, admitted October 28th, 1806, borough and commons, by birth

Must, John, a Corporal in the Royal Horse Artillery, admitted October 28th, 1806, borough and commons, by birth

Must, John, of 5 Bethnal Green Road, silkweaver, son of James, admitted July 29th, 1830, borough and commons, by birth

Must, Joseph, silkweaver, admitted October 28th, 1806, borough and commons, by birth

Must, Joseph James, weaver, son of James, admitted July 30th, 1833, borough and commons, by birth

Must, Joseph, labourer, son of Joseph, dec’d, silkweaver, admitted May 26th, 1857

Must, Marriott, weaver, admitted July 3rd, 1802, borough and commons, by birth

Must, Stephen, dyer, son of James, admitted May 2nd, 1856

Must, Stephen, of 4 The Mount, cabinet maker, son of Stephen Must, dyer, admitted August 6th, 1880

Must, Thomas, junior, of Shoreditch, London, carpenter, admitted October 28th, 1806, borough and commons, by birth

Must, William, silkweaver, son of Joseph, admitted July 22nd, 1833, borough and commons, by birth

Must, William, of Wigan End, silkweaver, son of James, silkweaver, admitted August 3rd, 1860