History of Bradfield

Bardfield Place House, Bradfield, c.1955.  (Neg. B810009)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2006. http://www.francisfrith.com
Bardfield Place House, Bradfield, c.1955
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History of Bradfield >> 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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Misses Harlow, Rose Cottage
Bolton Barton, LL.D., J.P., Stour Lodge
Smith Bawtree, Malting House
John Peyto Budd, White House Green
John Green, Bradfield Hall
James Hardy, Jacques Hall
Rev. Leighton George Hayne, MUS, DOC, Vicarage
George Davey Hempson, Bradfield Lodge
John James Robertson, Rose Cottage
Mrs. Wright, Malting House
William Abbot, shoe maker
John Scott Bacon, grocer and draper, and post office
William Ball, baker
John Bird, farm bailiff to WilliamBrooks
Joseph Mulliner Bullimer, farmer, Charity Street, Malting and Bartons farms
James Cant, shoe maker
John Matthew Constable, farmer, White House
Mrs. Eliza Cracknell, beer retailer and pork butcher
Samuel Cracknell, butcher
Charles Crick, bricklayer
James Cutting, brick maker
Joseph William Cutting, bui1der
Mrs. Mary Ann Daniels, steam flour mills; and at Harwich
Charles Dorman, shopkeeper
Richard Edwards, grocer, draper, etc
James English, farmer
James Valentine Fearis, farmer, Netherhall

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Meshach Gould, shopkeeper
John Hellen Green, farmer, Bradfield Hall
John William Green, farmer, Ragmarsh
James Hardy, farmer and landowner, Jacques Farm
George Davey Hempson, farmer, Bradfield Lodge
Thomas Hunneyball, Stranger's Home PH
William Jennings, farm bailiff to J.M. Bullimer
Henry Kerridge, farmer and cattle dealer
Robert Kerridge, wheelwright
John Marshall, beer retailer
Henry Nunn, blacksmith and farrier
Walter Powell, Plough PH
Francis Puxley, brick and tile maker
Mrs. Elizabeth Rainbert, dress maker
George Seabourn, beer retailer
George Smith, shoe maker
William Smith, Village Maid PH
Barnard Sparrow, miller, Tower Mill
Joseph Sparrow, farmer
Mrs. Mary Ann Sparrow, farmer
John Spink, shoe maker
George Watts Syrett, shopkeeper and butcher
Thomas Tovel, farmer, Copping's Farm
Abraham Wade, carpenter

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

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Bradfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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