History of Great Horkesley
Yew Tree PH, Great Horkesley.
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History of Great Horkesley >> 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, he nearest census date for this 1874 directory is the 1871 census.
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.
Mrs. Beville, Oldhouse
Mrs. John Green, The Hall
Henry Grimwade, Woodlands House
Rev. Joseph Harrison, M.A., curate
Capt. Kelso, Red Park
Mrs. Page, Millar House
Miss Stannard, Rose Cottage
Rev. John Steel, B.A., Rectory
William Henry Waylen, Mount Hall
Rev. John Weir, B.A., vicar of Little Horkesley, The Grove
Josiah Allen, farmer, Nevaids Farm
Nathaniel Allen, farmer, Woodhouse
Thomas Bruce, cattle dealer and farmer
Samuel Burton, cattle dealer
George Cansdale, shoe maker
Thomas Cant, Yew Tree Inn
William Chamberlin, gardener
Henry Deaves, beer retailer, pork butcher and baker
Daniel Dyer, farmer, White Park
Harvey Green, farmer, Rookery Grange
William Simson Green, farmer, Beewood Hall
William Halls, farmer, Tile House
William Harper, grocer
Edward Minter, shopkeeper
William Nevard, farmer
Charles Page, cattle dealer and farmer, Lodge Farm
Isaac Page, farmer and landowner
William Page, cattle dealer and farmer
John Polley, carpenter
Isaac Scorvan, Crown Inn
Mrs. Elizabeth Seaborn, dress maker
George Smith, butcher and farmer
Harry Springett, farmer
Isaac Ward, blacksmith
William Henry Waylen, farmer, Mount Hall
Charles Woodroffe, seed grower, shopkeeper and postmaster
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