St. Nicholas' Church, Berden© Copyright Peter Stack contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
History of Berden >> Post Office Directory 1874
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1874 directory is the 1871 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:
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.
You should also consider newspaper archives. With millions of pages now online, there is always the possibility of finding articles featuring your ancestors. Discover how to explore newspaper archives.
Miss Hannah Bird, school mistress
Rev. Frederick Gifford Nash, M.A.,Vicarage
Edward Roberts, Berden hall
Henry Beard, farmer, Brick House
Thomas Hoy, beer retailer
James Mumford, grocer and draper
Edward Roberts, farmer, Berden Hall
George Seabrook, farmer, Priory
James Shepherd, Raven
George Sibley, farmer, Stocks Farm
Mrs. Lydia Sibley, blacksmith
Mrs. Susannah Sibley, farmer
Thomas Sibley, wheelwright
Walter Spencer, miller and at Clavering
Thomas Wisbey, farmer, White House
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