History of Chappel (Pontisbright)
Chappel railway viaduct.
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History of Chappel (Pontisbright) >> 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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Rev. James Britton Pownall, A.K.C.L., vicar
Edward Burnell, The Elms
William Deane, Rose Cottage
Mrs. James Farrow, Hill House
Joseph Beard, builder
Edward Burnell, land steward to Mrs. Honywood
James Carter, Rose and Crown PH, and carpenter
Thomas Flower, miller
Elijah Goodman, saddler and harness maker
Golden Goody, cattle dealer and farmer, Broom House
Golden Goody, jun., farmer
George William Grand, station master
John Grimwood, blacksmith
John Matthew, farmer
John Pettitt, Swan PH, and farmer
Oliver Joseph Poole, shopkeeper
Henry Quinney, parish clerk
Samuel Ward, grocer
Joshua Webber, butcher
Thomas Whitman, boot and shoe maker
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Chappel (not marked, but to the north of Great Tey) - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Chappel - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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