History of Aythorpe Roding

Lych Gate of St. Mary the Virgin church, Aythorpe Roding
Lych Gate of St. Mary the Virgin church, Aythorpe Roding
©Robert Edwards
Photograph by kind permission of Robert Edwards,
contributor to the Geograph Project

History of Aythorpe Roding >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.

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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.

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Thomas Robert Abbott, shopkeeper
Mary Ann Aylett, shopkeeper and victualler, Carpenters' Arms
Rev. Thomas Barker, M.A., curate
Rev. Henry Ludgater, M.A., Rectory
John Rogers, parish clerk
John Shead, blacksmith

Thomas Aldham, Hyams
James Barnard, Collins
John Draper, Biggetts
Stephen Green, Aythorp Hall
Benjamin Matthews, Loves
James Brill Oliver, Monks
Levi Read
Robert Stokes
Henry Tanner, Friar's Grange

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