History of Gosfield

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History of Gosfield >> 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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Captain George Courtauld, J.P., Cut Hedge
Samuel Courtauld, Gosfied Hall; and 76 Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park, London
Rev. Henry Lettson Elliot, M.A., Vicarage
Rev. Alexander MacDougall, unitarian, High Garrett
Miss Scratton, Gosfield Cottage
Basil Sparrow, J.P., Gosfield Place
Henry Ardley, farmer, Hawkwards Farm
William Ardley, farmer and thrashing machine proprietor, Aylwards Farm
Aaron Barrett, farmer
Ezra Brewster, blacksmith
William Broyd, farmer and cattle dealer
William Cook, King's Head PH
George Copsey, farmer and market gardener and timber dealer
George Deeks, farmer, Peterfield
John Deeks, farmer, Wells Farm
Alfred Fairbanks, farmer and seed grower

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Alexander Ferguson, land steward to Samuel Courtauld
Thomas Fookes, shopkeeper, and post office
Peter Hawkes, bricklayer
William James, farmer, Beech Lee
Joseph Jeggo, birch broom maker and farmer
John Joyce, farmer, Lisbon Hall
William Mansfield, shopkeeper
Luke Newcomb, shoe maker
Joseph Rankin, wheelwright and blacksmith
James Smith, carpenter and shopkeeper
John Staines, farmer, Peartree
Theophilus Staines, farmer
John George Vaizey, farmer and Orange Hall
Joseph Whitworth, Green Man PH

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

Gosfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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