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History of Broomfield >> 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.
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Thomas Tunbridge, parish clerk
John Bennett, school master
Miss Hannah Spurgin, school mistress
Thomas Christy, Booklands
Henry Copland, Broomfield Place
Mrs. Finch, West Cottage
Miss French, The Elms
Henry Marriage, Ayletts
Sampson Marriage, Parsonage
William Marriage, Broomfield Mill
Thomas Moss, The Lodge House
Miss Reeve, Bloomfield Villa
Robert Warner, Scravells
Henry Collings Wells, The Lodge
Rev. John Bradford Whiting, M.A., vicar
George Henry Abbott, grocer and draper
William Bott, farmer, Priors
David Christy, farmer, Patching Hall
James Christy, farmer
George Collier, Angle PH
William Cowling, farmer, Woodhall
Thomas Day, house agentand assistant overseer
Charles Dowsett, marker gardener
Mrs. Sarah Elgie, beer retailer and builder
George Ellis, wheelwright
Mrs. Eliza Gopsill, maltster
John Harris, nurseryman and seedsman
William Impey, farmer, Bloomfield Hall
Joseph Oddy, boot and shoe maker
William Parson, baker
George Phillibrown, bricklayer
James Pulley, boot maker
James Sorrell, farmer, Partridge Green
William Edward Taylor, King's Arms PH and butcher
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