History of Great Leighs

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St Anne's Castle PH (now The Castle), Great Leighs.
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History of Great Leighs >> 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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James Candrell Hicks, school master
George Cole, school master
Rev. William Kay, D.D., rector
Joseph Piggin
Thomas Quilter, Whitehouse
Rev. Robert Sowerby, Independent
George Brewster, farm bailiff
George Quilter, farmer
John Smith, farmer, Bishop's Hall
Samuel Smith, general dealer
Samuel Stokes, blacksmith
Charles Worrin, miller
William Worrin, agricultural agent
Samuel Wright, butcher
Charles Crusha
Charles Archer, St Ann's Castle PH
Richard Arnold, farmer, Goodwin's Farm
Benjamin Boxley, wheelwright
Charlotte, Butcher, baker and shopkeeper
Joseph Collard, shopkeeper and post office
Thomas Gooday, farmer and malster, Fulborne
George Hawkes, carpenter
Thomas Hempsted, blacksmith,
Samuel Josling, farmer, Poors Land
William Neville, shoe maker
Henry Newman, beer retailer
Thomas Revell, farmer, North Whitehouse
Smith and Holland, carpenters
Henry Smith, farmer, Gubbins Hall
John Smith, farmer, Brick Kiln
William Smith, shoe maker
Peter Stokes, farmer
George Taylor, wheelwright
William Taylor, wheelwright
Alfred Warren, birch broom maker

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

Great Leighs - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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