St George's Church, Great Bromley, c.1905Low resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
History of Great Bromley >> 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.
You should also consider newspaper archives. With millions of pages now online, there is always the possibility of finding articles featuring your ancestors. Discover how to explore newspaper archives.
John Bateman, Great Bromley Lodge
Rev. Arthur Graham, B.A., rector
Edward John Alston, farmer and landowner, Great Bromley Hall and New House Farms
William Atkins, bricklayer
Carrington Bronly, farmer
Robert Brooks, grocer and corn merchant
Edward Carrington, farmer
Edward Church, beer retailer and tailor
Joseph Eade, beer retailer
Robert Eade, wheelwright
William Eagle, shoe maker
Joseph Firmin, beer retailer
Elijah Fitch, blacksmith, Great Heath
Thomas Green, farmer, Badley Hall
Joseph Hawthorn, shopkeeper and farmer
John Joseph Hazell, veterinary surgeon
Joseph John Hazell, farmer
Thomas Jacobs, miller
William Francis Johnson, farmer, Dedham School Farm
John Pilgrim, farmer
Great Bromley, c.1905Low resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Theophilus Ruffles, Black Boy PH
George Sargeant, farmer and landowner
George William Sargeant, grocer and draper
Firmin Seabourn, farmer
William Seabourn, farmer, Windy Farm
Joseph Taylor, beer retailer
John Wagstaff, farmer, Hillyard
George Warner, farmer and landowner
Backhouse Wenden, farmer and cattle dealer, Manning's Farm
George Wenden, farmer and cattle dealer, Blagg's Farm
Nathaniel Wenden, farmer
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