History of Belchamp Otten

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History of Belchamp Otten >> Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - 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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John Maxim, parish clerk
Miss Ann Jane Armstrong, school mistress
Henry Baker, Belchamp Otten Hall
Rev. Edward Dawson, Rectory
Henry James, jun., farmer, Hobarts Hall
George Cady, farmer, Sewells
Alfred Coldham, Green Man PH
Mrs. Elizabeth Goodey, shopkeeper
Isaac Hillsden, farmer, Manor Farm
Reuben Pearson, beer retailer
William Parmenter, farmer and landowner, Bevington Farm
Philip Pratt, farmer
Thomas Pratt, farmer, Folds Farm
John Walter Sparrow, miller and beer retailer

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Belchamp Otten - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Belchamp Otten - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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