History of Alresford
The Pointer PH, Alresford. Deeds date from 1780.
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History of Alresford >> Post Office Directory 1874
Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, he nearest census date for this 1874 directory is the 1871 census.
Note: the directory lists the names in the following order: Surname, First Name. It also abbreviates names. These have been reversed and typed in full to assist research.
My ancestor lived here at this time, but why aren't they listed here? Answer: Not everyone appeared in a trade directory. Please read our Trade Directories article.
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John William Wells, parish clerk and baker
Lieut.Col. Septimus Hawkins, J.P., Alresford Hall
George Higginbotham, Cressland Ville
Rev. James Swainson, M.A., rector, Rectory
Edward Abbott, harness maker
Matthew Henry Barton, farmer, High Elm Farm
Samuel Candler, farmer, Lodge
David Carter, wheelwright
William Cockrell, farmer, Fanmans
John Emeney, Pointer PH
William Frost, farm bailiff
James Grimwood, blacksmith
Edward Harris, farmer, Church Farm
Mrs. Susannah Howchin, grocer and draper
Benjamin Wade, Bull's Farm
Frederick Wade, farmer, Heath Farm
Samuel Watsham, shoe maker
John William Wells, baker
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Arlesford - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Arlesford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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