Elmstead Market, c.1960Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Elmstead >> 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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Elmstead MarketLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Rev. William Worcester Godden, M.A., vicar
Miss Underwood, Heath Cottage
Benjamin Baker, farmer
William Barker, farmer, Villa Farm
George Barnes, farmer and cattle dealer, Botteshall Farm
Thomas Benyon, boarding school
Richard Coker, farmer
John Crosby, King's Arms PH
Benjamin Dines, pork butcher
William Francis, farmer, Holly House
John Wellar Girling, farmer, Ballast Quay Farm
Alfred Hammond, blacksmith and wheelwright
James Howard, shoe maker
Joseph Howard, hurdle maker
William James, Bowling Green PH
Alfred Johnson, butcher
Francis William Johnson, cattle dealer and farmer
Sadler Johnson, farmer, Turnip Lodge
Charles Lillie, farmer, Allen's Farm
Thomas Mason, farmer
John Mead, beer retailer
William Partridge, farmer, Elmstead Hall
Charles William Peake, baker and corn dealer
William Porter, farmer, Park Farm
Samuel Pryke, wheelwright and blacksmith
Jeffrey Ruffles, grocer
George Sergeant, grocer
A1fred Stannard, farmer, Lodge Farm
Mrs. Ward, farmer, Keelar's Farm
John Davie Ward, farmer, Fenn Farm
John Davie Ward, jun., farmer, Blue Posts Farm
SamuelI Watsham, boot and shoe maker
Samuel Whiten, parish clerk
Edward Woollard, harness maker
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Elmstead - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Elmstead - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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