History of Fyfield

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Fyfield Hall, Fyfield, c.1955
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History of Fyfield >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - 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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John Bentley, brickmaker
Charles Bretton, victualler, Bull Inn
John Bright, blacksmith
Mrs Susan Bright, glover
Thomas Brookes veterinary surgeon
Octavius Corder, Esq., Fyfield Hall
Mrs Ann Ellson, grocer and draper
William Finch, saddler, etc.
James Fogg, thatcher, etc.
Rev. Henry Gibson, B.A., rector
Charles Howe, parish clerk
Henry Hughes relieving officer and registrar
Oliver Johnson, Esq., Whitney House
Mr Thomas Mead
Mr James Perry
Mrs Martha Murnford, victualler, Queen's Head
James Oliver, shoemaker
Nathan Oram, schoolmaster
Miss Harriett Ravenhill, boarding school
Joseph William Rolfe, tailor
Joseph Thorne, shoemaker
William Travell, baker, etc.
Richard Travell, shopkeeper

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Charles Barker
William Crabb Bates
Octavius Corder
John Chapman Eve
Edward Mack
William Fogg
Oliver Johnson
William King
Thomas Madell
Ambrose Mead
John Mumford
William Noakes
James Reynolds, and miller
Daniel Welch
John White
Thomas Wilmot
Thomas Wright

John Blatch
Henry Waight

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

Fyfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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