History of Great Canfield

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History of Great Canfield >> Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

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:


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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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Miss Sarah Ann Kiddy, school mistress
Daniel Alger
Sir John Maryon Wilson, J.P., Fitzjohn's
Rev. G. Maryon Wilson, M.A., Vicarage
Stephen William Alger, farmer, Blackhall
William Francis Alger, farmer, Deal Tree Farm
Enifer Bacon, carpenter
Frederick Bacon, shopkeeper
William Bailey, farmer, Bullocks
William Clark, tailor
Samule Cox, farmer, Elms
Charles Haydon, shopkeeper
Richard Hitchin, farmer, Canfield Hall

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Julius Hockley, farmer
John Mason, shoe maker
Richard Mason, farmer, Sawkins farm
John Mumford, Griffin Inn
Enos Pike, farmer, Canfieldbury
Robert Potter, farmer, Park farm
John Reeve, blacksmith
Frank Rogerson, miller
George Smith, farmer, Coxtons
George Smith, farmer, Poplar farm
Isaac Smith, farmer, Ashfields
Joseph Thurgood, farmer, Peckers farm
Benjamin Ward, farmer, Fans
John Warder, farm bailiff to Sir. J.M. Wilson
John White, Canfield Marsh

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Great Canfield - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Great Canfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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