History of East Donyland (includes Rowhedge)

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Former Primative Methodist Chapel, Rowhedge. Now a private house.
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History of East Donyland >> 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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East Donyland and Rowhedge
Daniel Abbott Green, Donyland Place
Rev. Henry Everitt Lufkin, M.A., rector
Colonel Frederick Ord, Donyland Hall
Daniel A. Green, farmer, Donyland Place
William Havens, jun., farmer Donyland Heath
William Sargent, beer retailer, and post office
Robert Thomas Danien
John Prior
Thomas Winchester
Robert Adams, beer retailer
Zachariah Birch, blacksmith
Harvey Carder, smack owner
William Church, bricklayer
Mrs. Sarah Clark, Three Crowns PH
George Cook, beer retailer
James Cook, smack owner
Henry Crickmore, carpenter
Amanda Dove, shopkeeper
Robert Fisher, Royal Oak PH
John Glover, smack owner
John Goodrum, carpenter
Mrs. Emily Hardy, shopkeeper
Peter Harris, yacht and boat builder
William Heath, coal merchant
Daniel James, smack owner
Edgar Jones, carrier
Thomas Lay, boot maker
Walter Levett, ferryman
James Thomas Mason, grocer
Samuel James Mills, master mariner
Robert Pearman, Ship PH
John Pitt, baker
Robert Pitt, ship owner
William Randall, butcher
George Nathaniel Scrutton, hardware and oil man
Farrow Sebborn, fish dealer
Matthew Smith, butcher
Charles Sycamore, fish dealer
Joseph Talbot, Anchor PH
William Tracey, baker
George Turner, Lion PH
William Wade, beer retailer
Solomon Went, brick, tile, pot and pipe manufacturer
Samuel Willett, coal dealer
Mrs. Emma Worsp, wharfinger

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East Donyland - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

East Donyland - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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