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History of Fordham >> 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.
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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All Saints' Church, FordhamLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Rev. William King (Independent)
Rev. Thomas Lawford Lingham, B.A., rector, Rectory
Charles Worts, surgeon, Fordham Lodge
George William Theobold, school master
Mrs. Eliza Mills, school mistress
George Alt, baker and grocer
Charles Appleby, miller, Fordham Heath
Henry Arnold, carrier
Jesse Arnold wheelwright
Joseph Barber, farmer
Joseph Beard, brick maker, Brook Farm
Samuel Broyd, beer retailer
Oliver Bull, Three Horseshoes PH and blacksmith
George Bunting, beer retailer and shopkeeper
Mrs. Sarah Clark, Shoulder of Mutton PH
Joseph Death, farmer
Abraham Diss, bricklayer and grocer
John Goodey, beer retailer, Fordham Heath
Mrs. Sarah Grant, beer retailer
Joseph Green, farmer and landowner, Fordham Hall
James Harvey, farmer, Houd's Farm
Abraham King, farmer, Fordham Heath
Robert Knight, farmer, Fordham Place
Charles Martin, farmer, Hungry Hall
Frederick Newman, farmer, Hammond's Farm
James Partridge, shopkeeper
Thomas Perry, farmer, Fordham Heath
Zachariah Pettitt, farmer and landowner
Harry Ruffie, farmer, Sutton Farm
Henry Salmon, farmer, Fordham Heath
William Robert Stedman, farmer, Archendines Farm
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