History of Debden

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White Hart PH, Debden.
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History of Debden >> 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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Colonel Dudley Carleton, Debden Hall
Rev. William Carrer Muriel, M.A., Rectory
Hammond Barltrop, beer retailer
Henry Bass, farmer, Barnard's Farm
William Bass, jun., farmer, Debden Green
Mrs. Sarah Bass , farmer, Debden Green
John Boatman, Old Ship PH, and blacksmith
Joseph Bunting, miller, Debden Green
Mrs. Ann Clark, farmer, Dedden Green
Mrs. Mary Clark, farmer, Dedden Green
William Clark, farmer, Amberdon End
James Cole, farmer, Miller's Farm
Isaac Foster, bricklayer
Samuel Hawks, beer retailer
Alfred Hockley, farmer, Henham Road
Frederick Holland, miller
James Holland, farmer, Weildbarns
Joseph Holland, farmer, Pamphilians
Mark Hutt, shopkeeper
Henry King, farmer, Brick House
Charles Linsell, shoe maker
Mrs. Margaret Lucy Marten, shopkeeper
James Monk, tailor and parish clerk
John Mumford, farmer, New Amberdon Hall
Mrs. Mary Newling, White Hart PH
John Elm Parker, farmer, Sibhold's Farm
George Parkin, shopkeeper, Debden Green
Richard Perry, farmer, Amberdon Hall
Robert Perry, farmer, Mole Hall
George Simpson, shoe maker, Debden Green
John Smith, farmer, Amberdon End
Samuel Smith, farmer, New House
Robert Stubbing, farmer, Leggetts
Mrs. Elizabeth Tant, shopkeeper
Mrs. Harriet Tant, beer retailer
Thomas Tant, shopkeeper
Mrs. Ann Thomason, carpenter
Peter Thomason, farmer, Slough Farm
Benjamin Thurgood, farmer, Dane's Farm
Miss Louisa Thurgood, farmer, Thristley Hall

Debden Hall
Debden Hall
print published 1834

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

Debden - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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