Cressing, 1909Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Cressing >> 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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Cressing SchoolLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Rev. Orlando Beater, Vicarage
Henry Horsnaill, Bullford Mill
John Ayton , carpenter
Thorogood Baines, Three Ashes PH
Mrs. Eliza Cheek, beer retailer
Peter Cheek, basket maker
George Cousins, farmer, and at Gate House, Chatley
George Cousins, jun., farmer
Thomas Cousins, farmer
Horsnaill and Catchpool, millers, Bullford Mill
Joseph Hutley, farmer
Henry Johnson, bricklayer and shopkeeper; and at White Notley
James Robert Joscelyne, farmer and thrashing machine proprietor; and at Panfield
Mrs. Sarah Kerlogue, shopkeeper
Joseph Laver, farmer
Joseph Mears, farm bailiff to Thomas H. Shoobridge
John Moss, farmer, Rook Farm
William Phillips, miller
William Russell, carpenter
Edward Sach, farmer and miller
John Sadler, farmer, Stubbs
Charles John Stebbings, farmer
James William Theobald, farmer
James Totham, boot and shoe maker
Anthony Warwicker, farmer
Mrs. Eliza Willers, beer retailer and blacksmith
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Cressing - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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