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Eve's Corner, Danbury, 1965
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History of Danbury >> 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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Rev.Thomas Pym Bridges, B.A., Rectory
Right Rev. Thomas Claughton, D.D., Lord Bishop of Rochester, Danbury Palace
Miss Fisk, Gaybowers Cottage
Miss Hilton, Bay Lodge
Rev. John George Knight, M.A., curate, Charlton Cottage
Major Tbomas Sturges Walford , Hill House
George Ager, butcher, Runsell
Charles King Baker, farmer, Hyde Farm
Mrs. Harriett Barker, ladies' school
Walter Barr, fruiterer, Runsell Green
James Bunn, baker, grocer etc., Runsell Green
Joseph Campion, boot and shoe maker
John Cooper, farmer and landowner, Horne Row
Abraham Bowerman Croxon, farmer, Slough House & Bycknacre

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Thomas Dennis, butcher
William Dunmow, grocer and baker, Horne Row
John Fitzwalter, school master
Robert Flory, saddler and harness maker
Robert Francis, farmer, St. Clere's Hall Farm
Frederick Gladwell, Bell PH
William Henry Hipsey, Griffin Inn PH, and farmer
William Hollingsworth, grocer and baker, Eve's corner
George Hopkins, builder
Thomas Hopper, farmer, White Elm
John Jaggs, Cricketer's Inn PH, and brewer and farmer
William Joyce, jun. ,baker and beer retailer, Horne Row
Frederick Lee, grocer and draper
George Linnett, hurdle maker, Runsell
Jeremiah Mason, farmer and cattle salesman, Runsell
William Poole, Saracen's Head PH, Runsell Green
Samuel Ratcliff, farmer, Runsell
George Reeve, blacksmith
Philip Sayer, boot and shoe maker

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Charles Simmons, farmer, Jackletts Farm, Bycknacre
John Simmons, corn factor, Eve's Corner
John Simpson, farmer, Runsell Green
Simon Smith, carter, Runsell
George Spalding, baker and carrier
Peter William Stavers, farmer, Bycknacre
William Stevens, farmer, Horne Row
Abraham Targris, farmer, Eve's Corner
John Thorp, surgeon; and at Maldon
Miss Sarah Trussell, farmer and landowner, Gaybowers
James Wackrell, nurseryman, Eve's Corner
Samuel Ward, wheelwright, cooper and blacksmith, Eve's Corner, and Chelmsford
John Warden, blacksmith
William Wenley, gardener, Bycknacre
George Whito, miller and assistant overseer, Runsell
Charles Wiggins, beer retailer, Runsell Green
Charles Wilkinson, jun., farmer, Elm Green Farm
James Wilkinson, farmer, Rectory Farm

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

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