History of Finchingfield

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History of Finchingfield >> 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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Henry Beddall, Daw street
Lt.Col. Samuel Brise Ruggles Brise, M.P., J.P., Spains Hall
Rev. Jeremiah Wolsey Carver, B.A., J.P., Cornish Hall End
Rev. Joseph Lansfield Collins, Parsonage
George Darby Linsell
Henry Robert Glover Rust
Rev. Matthew Vaughan, B.C.L., Vicarage
Joseph Adams, farmer, Hunts' Farm
Mrs. Mary Ann Allen, beer retailer
Mrs. Elizabeth Arnold, farmer, Cornish Hall
William Barker, wheelwright, Cornish Hall
Charles Beddall, farmer, The Dairy
Henry Beddall, farmer, Daw Street
John Francis Beddall, farmer, Howe Hall
Mrs. Matilda Beddall, farmer, Brent Hall
Samuel Whitehead Beddall, farmer, Justices
Benjamin Bright, jun., farmer, Cross Farm
William Byford, farmer, Northy's Farm
Charles Clarence, farmer, Thurstons
William Coates, tailor
William Cock, farmer, Howe Farm
James Richard Cropley, farmer, Park Farm
William Crossman, plumber, painter, etc.
Isaac Cutts, baker
Miss Martha Dace, farmer, Cotton
Uriah Darby, cooper

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Mrs. Emma Dare, farmer, Loppins
William Digby, beer retailer
George Dodd, tailor
Mrs. Maria Dodd,milliner and dress maker
Charles James Downman, butcher
John Cook Fenton, farmer, Elms
August Franklin, farmer, Bellcumber Hall
Gabriel French, flour dealer, Cornish Hall End
John French, clothier
Joseph French, hair dresser
Mrs. Susannah Gatward, milliner
Henry Giblin, farmer, Ashwell Hall
Charles Gilby, shoe maker, Little London
Cornelius Hardy, blacksmith, Cornish Hall End
John Hardy, shopkeeper, Cornish Hall End
John Harrington, coal dealer
Thomas Herne, farmer, Petches
Alfred Hitching and Ezra Hitching, shoe makers
Joseph Hitching, carpenter
Henry Humphrey, shoe maker, Cornish Hall End
John Jackson, miller
Thomas Johnson, shoe maker
Thomas Juniper, wheelwright
Henry Lambert, farmer
Thomas Winterflood Legerton, farmer, Hall
Andrew Luke Letch, miller
George Linsell, grocer and draper
George Martin, shoe maker

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Red Lion PH, Finchingfield.
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John Martin, carpenter
George Metson, bricklayer
Luke Mortlake, farmer, Town Farm
Miss Angelina Nash, ladies' boarding school
Robert Pamment, Swan PH
George Richardson, farmer, Champion
William Rogers, fishmonger
Henry Robert Glover Rust, surgeon
James Shearman, Horse and Groom PH, Cornish Hall End
Miss Elizabeth Smith, shopkeeper
Robert Ezekiel Smith, farmer, Coleman's
Haddon Rudkin Spurgeon, farmer, Cornish Hall End
George Stock, bricklayer and beer retailer
Joseph Thorne, shoe maker
Walter Thurban, farmer, Shore Hall
George Tilbrook, farmer, Rivitts
James Tofts, farmer, Broad Farm
Abraham Totman, farmer, The Hole
Thomas Totman, farmer, Jeykells
Charles Turner, blacksmith
Edward Turner, poulterer
Isaac Turner, pork butcher
Simon Turner, pork butcher and poultere
Benaiah Warren, farmer, Whitleys
William Webb, Green Man PH
Henry Wenden, butcher, and Red Lion PH
Mark Whitehead, farmer, Rook Hall
John Wolton and George Wolton, grocers and drapers
James Wright, grocer and draper

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

Finchingfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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