History of Birdbrook

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History of Birdbrook >> 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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Daniel Brown, parish clerk and shoe maker
Miss Amelia Woods, school mistress
George Evans, station master
Joseph Cornell, Baythorn Park
Mrs. Farrant, Baythorn End
John Jarvis, Rose Cottage, Baythorn End
Rev. Richard Manley, M.A., rector
Mrs. Sarah Amey, shopkeeper, Baythorn End
Walter Barnes, shopkeeper
Richard Chaplin, farmer, Three Chimneys
Henry Coppin, farmer, Old House
Joseph Curtis, clerk to School Board
Ambrose Fitch, miller and farmer, Baythorn Mill
Frederick Charles Fitch, auctioneer
Mrs. Anne Wright, Colne Valley Arms PH, and wheelwright
Frederick Mitson, farmer, Wash Farm
Henry Payne, farmer, Moat Farm
Abednego Ralling, shopkeeper
Charles Ralling, Plough Inn PH, and machinist
Robert Ralling, farmer, Chadwell
William Ralling, shoe maker
Benjamin Rider, farmer, Herkstead
James Saville, Swan PH, Baythorn End
Henry Smoothy, farmer, Birdbrook Hall
Samuel Smoothy, farmer, Baily Hill
William Sorrell, beer retailer
William Turner and Oliver Turner, blacksmiths, Baythorn End
Simon Viall, farmer, Baythorn Hall

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Birdbrook - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Birdbrook - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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