History of Birch

St Peter's Church - exterior behind metal barracading.
St Peter's Church, Birch. Closed 1990. Public Enquiry due in 2017 to decide: development or demolition?
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History of Birch >> White's Directory 1863

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

If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1863 directory is the 1861 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:


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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 William Bridges, Esq., Lodge
Rev. Henry Fowke Burnaby, B.A., curate
Mrs. Charlotte Dennis, Mill House
Thomas Goody, victualler, Angel Inn, Heckford Bridge
Rev. William Harrison, M.A., rector
William Locke and Mrs., National School
Charles Gray Round, Esq., recorder of Colchester, Birch Hall
John Royce, baker and miller
Thomas Scott, baker and beerhouse
Henry Stephenson, gamekeeper
George Tiffin, butcher
James Wilcher, church clerk

John Digby
John Ely
Golden Fairhead
James Boys Ley
Samuel Mills
Joseph Norfolk
Joseph Norfolk, jun.
Daniel Orpen
Barnabas Pettitt
Misses E. and Ann Pettitt
William Pettitt
John Royce
John Smith

Rebecca Branton
Hannah Bullock
William Cole
Thomas Lungley
Sarah Martin
John Partner
William Woodyard, and bricklayer

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Birch (Great and Little) - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Birch (Great and Little) - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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