Wood Farm, Freston

Tithe records and 1841 census show this farm as occupied by Benjamin and Sarah SAGE. Farm size is given as 102 acres mostly in central Freston.1891 census lists William LAIT as Farm Bailiff with his wife Emma and two children Thomas William and Mabel Ellen. Modern maps show Wood Farm as Freston Lodge Farm. William LAIT born 1845 Holbrook married Emma born 1847 Holbrook. 1891 census lists them living at Wood Farm with two children Thomas William LAIT aged 19 born Holbrook and Mabel Ellen age 7 born Freston baptised Freston 29/6/1884. Thomas William married Susannah TOPPLE born 1870 daughter of Ephraim TOPPLE on 4/10/1899 where his sister Mabel Ellen was a witness together with a Frederick TOPPLE. Another daughter Charlotte Maria born 1869 Holbrook married Charles GOODWIN born 1868 Holbrook a butcher son George GOODWIN on 3/12/1890 in Freston and moved to Chelmondiston (as shown on 1891 census).