Church and War Memorial, Earls Colne, 1961Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Earls Colne >> Post Office Directory 1874
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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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Thomas Bentall, Nightingale Hall
Rev. Samuel Blackall, M.A., Vicarage
John Carwardine, J.P., Colne Priory
Francis Harrison, Willow Cottage
Henry Harrison, Colneford Mill
Mrs. Hill, Green Farm
Lawson Henry Lansdell
Lieut.Col. Frederick Marsden, .J.P., Earls Colne House
William Matthews, Ashwells
Rev. William Scriven, B.A., curate
James Augustus Tawell
Mrs. Watkinson, Colne Place
Osmond Barnard, farmer, Hay House
Walter Bartholomew, baker
Thomas Bentall, farmer, Nightingale Hall
George Brewer, shoe maker
Samuel Bridge, boot maker
Elias Brown, boot and shoe maker
James Brown, White Hart PH
Noah Clark, carpenter
William CuIf, Lion and Boar PH
Francis Drake, grocer
Earls Colne Gas Light and Coke Com.pany Limited (R. Hunt, manager)
Mrs. Susannah Fairhead, butcher
Joseph Farrants, grocer and postmaster
William Ford, shopkeeper
Thomas Gager, tailor and hairdresser
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Thomas Gallifent, grocer
William Gouldstone, saddler
William Harrington, baker
Walter Harrison, inland revenue officer
Robert Hayne, tailor
Henry Hills and Co. millers, Chalkney Mills
Harris Hills, farmer and landowner, Green Farm
William James, blacksmith
Zaccariah James, blacksmith
William Long, grocer
Thomas Lyne, linen and woollen draper
William Matthews, farmer and landowner Ashwell House
Thomas Mann, timber merchant, cooper, hurdle and hoop maker
Mechanical Institute and Working Men's Mutual Benefit Society (John Stedman, secretary)
Samuel Moss, baker and grocer
Thomas Moss, farmer
William Osborn, farmer and seed grower
Thomas Owers and John Owers, seed growers
Charles Patten, farmer and horse dealer
Hardy Patten, horse dealer
Thomas Perry, George Inn
William Pilgrim, maltster and coal dealer
Robert Pudney, farmer, Tilekiln Farm
William Rawlinson, shoe maker
Zachariah Rogers, builder, brick maker and farmer
Isaac Sadd, beer retailer and baker
John Scillitoe, grocer
Daniel Smith, furniture broker
Henry Smith, plumber
Newman Stuttor, farmer
James Augustus Tawell, engineer
John Taylor, surgeon
Thomas Taylor, farmer, The Green
William Taylor, beer retailer
CharlesWash, assistant overseer
Philip Wash, builder
Charles Gilbert Webb, beer retailer
Daniel Webb, beer retailer
Henry Wenden, butcher
George White, shopkeeper
William Woodward, farmer and maltster
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