A house in Fobbing, c.1965Image courtesy of and © copyright Steve Gillard. A History House reader who took this photograph when he was a young boy.
History of Fobbing >> 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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William Porter, parish clerk
Miss Hannah Clowe, school mistress
Joseph Lough, jun., railway station superintendent
Rev. William Stephen Thomson, M.A. J.P., rector
Walter Blakeley, farmer, Hill House
William Burchell, farmer
John Burrell, baker
Benjamin Frostick, miller and baker
John William Halston, shopkeeper and butcher
William Maling, farmer, The Hall
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William Payne, builder
Mrs. Sarah Raison, bricklayer
James Robinson, shoemaker
Mrs. Elizabeth Wade, White Lion PH
Hezekiah, Ship PH, grocer and draper
William Lockey, Pig and Whistle PH
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