History of Great Holland

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Main Road, Great Holland, c.1955
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History of Great Holland >> 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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Rev. Richard Joynes, B.D., Rectory
George Atkins, shopkeeper
George Atkins, jun., Lion PH
Daking Bear, farmer, Manor Farm
Ann Beckwith and Caroline Beckwith, farmers
Thomas Burrows, grocer, etc.
James Cole, Ship PH
John Crampin, shopkeeper
Thomas Eade, shoe maker
James Francis, carpenter

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Charles Thompson Hicks, farmer, Hall
Frederick Hicks, farmer, The Lodge
Ambrose Low, farmer, Hoggenolls
Daniel Lucas, farmer
James Mills, farmer
Henry Nevill, blacksmith
Frederic Pattrick, miller and baker, Great Holland steam mills
John Rainbird, farm bailiff to William Laws, Lower Farm
Edgar Skeet, farmer

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

Great Holland - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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