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History of Gestingthorpe >> 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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John Brewer, J.P., Overhall
John Downs, Ashley Cottage
Rev. Fredenck Elwes, B.A., Vicarage
Mrs. Mary Bear, farmer, Nether Hall
Charles Branwhite, farmer, Moat Farm
Anthony Bentall Collis, farmer and landowner, Oddwell
Henry Corder, beer retailer
Mrs. John Downs and King, iron and brass founders and agricultural implement makers
Mrs. Pheobe Downs, farmer, Crouch House
Stephen Felton, beer retailer
George Finch, earthenware manufacturer
Mrs. Susannah Finch, shopkeeper
John Green, farmer, Overhall Farm
Robert Hearn, farmer, School Farm
William Hearn, farmer
John Marsh, farmer, Dalvyns Farm
William Nice, blacksmith
Jeffery Pannell, wheelwright
Nichols Patmer, farmer, The Parks Farm
Mrs. Elizabeth Rayner, farmer, Parsonage Farm
Mrs. Elizabeth Rayner, brick and tile maker
James Rippingale, beer retailer
James Turner, farmer, Hill Farm
N Turner, shoe maker
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Gestingthorpe - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Gestingthorpe - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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