History of Bowers Gifford
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History of Bowers Gifford >> 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 Pomfret, parish clerk
Miss Mary Ann Green, school master
Rev. David Rowland Williams, M.A., rector
Mrs. Mary Abrey, farmer, Saddlers
Mrs. Sarah Ann Blakeley, farmer
William Brown, farm bailiff to John Masters
William Clark, farmer, Bowers Hall
John Crow, farmer bailiff to William Dean
Charles Ellison, Gun
William Moore, farmer, Little Charlton Hall
John Pondfleet, shoe maker
Martin Thomas Heddington, grocer and post office
George Thomas Upson, blacksmith
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Bowers Gifford - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Bowers Gifford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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