History of Great Easton

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The Bell PH, Great Easton, c.1960
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History of Great Easton >> 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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John Fowler, post master
William Bridgeland, shoolmaster
Mrs. Sophia Clark, school mistress
Mr. Mason, school master
Rev. James Cutliffe Blenkarne, M.A., curate
Mrs. Mann, Duton Hill
Mrs. Palmer, Bridge foot
Mrs. Smith, Hill cottage
Benjamin Baines, shopkeeper, Duton Hill
John Barltrop, blacksmith, Cox Hill
James Barnard, farmer, Green Arbor
John Harvey Barnard, farmer, Breech and Barnard's Farm
Mrs. Britton, farmer, Avesey Farm
John Brown, beer retailer
James Butcher, hurdle and rake maker
John Camp, farmer, Mellon Green
James Clark, beer retailer
Henry Collin, bricklayer
Isaac Collin, Three Horse Shoes Inn
John Fowler, shoe maker
Michael Augustus Freestone, farmer, Wolsey, Duton Hill
William Grout, basket maker, Duton Hill
William Haggar, carpenter, Duton Hill

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Samuel Hart, farmer, Dove House
William Jasper, wheelwright, Duton Hill
Amos Jordan, farmer, Moat House Farm
James Jordan, farmer, Bush Farm
George Key, butcher
Joseph Neville, farmer, Mellon Green
George Patmer, farmer, Bridge Foot
George Rawlings, Bell Inn, and grocer and flour dealer
Robert Russell Wakeling, Rising Sun Inn, Duton Hill
John Sams, farmer, Mays
John Saunders, farmer
Jacob Saward, farmer, The Hall
Walter Smith, farmer and landowner, Blamsters Hall
William Speller, farmer, Muskams farm
William Taylor, beer retailer, Mellon Green
George Watson, blacksmith, Duton Hill
Robert Watson, farmer, Meads
Thomas Watson, miller, Mellon Green
William Watson, farmer and landowner, Duton Hill
William Watson, jun., farmer, Gallow Green

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

Great Easton - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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