History of Great Chesterford

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History of Great Chesterford >> 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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Robert Martin Johnson Cottingham, The Elms
Rev. George Arthur Green
Henry Green
Octavius Green
Rev. Lord Charles Amelius Harvey, M.A., Vicarage
John Jillings, Park Farm
Mrs. Nash, Manor Home
Thomas Gifford Nash, Manor House
Mrs. Samuel Wakefield
Samuel Jonas Webb
Rev. John Woodward, curate
John William Abraham, beer retailer
John Allington, beer retailer
Robert Andrews, beer retailer
James Bagley, station master
James Bard, shopkeeper
Thomas Bareham, beef retailer
Job Barrett, beer retailer
James Burleigh, maltster and farmer
Charles Colston, machinist
Robert Martin Johnson Cottingham, farmer, The Elms
Mrs. Sarah Jane Edwards Butcher
Benjamin Frisby, shoe maker
Joseph Briscoe Gamman, miller
Alvin Hagger, bookseller and stationer
Jeremiah Hagger, wheelwright
Thomas Hagger, builder

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Misses Mary Hailes and Martha Hailes, linen drapers
Josiah Whitby Hicks, harness maker and parish clerk
Joseph Hills, beer retailer
Dean Jeffrey, blacksmith
Peter Jeffrey, beer retailer and carrier
John Jillings, farmer, Park Farm
Thomas Jowett, Crown and Thistle PH
Benjamin Kent, blacksmith
Edward Kent, grocer and draper
John Killingbeck, carpenter and baker
William Kirby, farm bailiff
William Lagden, corn dealer
Obadiah Lawkins, tailor
Mrs. Ann Maria Living, miller
George Mallows, farmer
Joseph Mason, beer retailer
Swan Nunn, assistant overseer
Prior Paine, Greyhound PH
Thomas Perry, baker
John Pilgrim, farmer
John 'I'homas Pilgrim, maltster and brewer
Thomas Pilgrim, baker
Thomas Reeve, shoe maker
John Roe, farm bailiff
Mrs. Ann Rule, shopkeeper
Edward Shelford, licensed hawker
William Shelford, grocer and draper
William Smith, shoe maker
John Snow, baker
Martin Surrey, lime burner
William Turrell, farm bailiff
Samuel Jonas Webb, farmer
William Weeden, watch and clock maker
John Thomas Wright, bricklayer

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

Great Chesterford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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