History of Birchanger
St Mary's Church, Birchanger.
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History of Birchanger >> 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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Thomas Harrison, Birchanger Place
Miss Elizabeth Storey, school mistress
Frederick Nash, Sion House
Arthur Nockolds, The Limes
Miss Harriett Pitt
Mrs. Smith, Birchnger Cottage
Charles Spencer, Brooklands
Edward Sworder, Hall
Levingstone Ward, The Mount
Rev. George Watts, M.A., rector
Edward Charles Blake, Bell PH
John Bush, blacksmith and beer retailer
Frederick Levey, carpenter and parish clerk
Arthur Nockolds, auctioneer, The Limes
John Smith, farmer
Charles Spencer, farmer, Brooklands
Richard, Spencer, overseer, Brooklands
Joseph Westwood, carter
William Wiffen, corn merchant and maltster, Forest Hall
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Birchanger - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Birchanger - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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