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Post Office Directory 1874

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Private Residents
Alfred Clyatt, Rose Cottage
Rev. Frederick Adrian Scroope Fane, M.A. [rector of Norton Mandeville], Priors
Mrs Keating
William Lagden
John Royds, J.P. Brizes
Rev. Samuel Slocock, M.A. Rector
Mrs Wilkins, Amy Cottage
Edward Carrington Wright, Kelvedon Hall

Commercial
John Bloomfield, farmer
Richard Brazier, farmer
Thomas Brown, blacksmith and wheelwright
James Clarkson, land allotted to E.C.Wright
James French, farmer
Robert French, farmer Germain's Farm
Henry Knightbridge, butcher
George Littlechild, farmer and miller
Thomas Norris, Eagle Inn
James Newcombe, farmer
Henry Pain, cattle dealer
Samuel Whitnal, draper

Extracts from the Doddinghurst entry

Philip Brown, Swan, Kelvedon Common
John Godfrey, blacksmith, Kelvedon Common
John Maryon, beer retailer, Kelvedon Common
William Smith, shopkeeper, Kelvedon Common
Samuel Fairey Whitnall, shopkeeper, Kelvedon Common

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