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History of Colne Engaine >> 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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Miss Beard, The Lodge
Charles Brown, Knightleys
Robert Hills, J.P., Colne Park
Rev. Nathaniel Keymer, M.A., rector
Cecil Frederick Read, Overhall
Thomas Francis Sewell, The Grove
William Brewer, farmer and shopkeeper
Francis Butcher, farmer, Elms Hall
William Cooper, blacksmith
William Farrow, farmer, Peverills Farm
George Firmin, farmer and cattle dealer
James Firmin, Five Bells PH
Mrs. Matilda Firmin, Brompton Farm
George Fuller, shoe maker and sub-postmaster
Edward Gallafent, farmer, Brook Farm
William Jarman, wheelwright
Pudney and Sons, builders and brick makers
Mrs. Elizabeth Pudney, grocer
Thomas Henry Ray, farmer and miller, Westbrook
William Ripper, farmer, Rooktree Farm
George Rogers, farmer
Jessie Rogers, assistant overseer
Thomas Francis Sewell, farmer, The Grove
William Shave, farmer, Mill Brooks
William White, miller
Thomas Whiting, shoe maker
William Wilkinson, farm bailiff to Mrs. Matilda Firmin, Brick House
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Colne Engaine - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Colne Engaine - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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