History of Great Oakley

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High Street, Great Oakley, c.1955
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History of Great Oakley >> 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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Richard Blowers
Miss Bull, Great Oakley Hall
Edward Cooper
Rev. Anthony Cox Fenn, B.A., curate
Rev. John Howard Marsden, B.D., J.P., canon of Manchester, Rectory
Mrs Moss
Miss Sewell
Frederick Stanford, Houbridge Hall
Robert Angier, carpenter
Miss Sarah Angier, beer retailer
Daniel Allsop, blacksmith
Mrs. John Barnard, farmer, Block Farm
George Biggs, butcher
Edmund Blowers, grocer and linen draper
Richard Blowers, saddler and harness maker
Miss Emma Bones, dress maker
Gabriel Bones, blacksmith
William Bradshaw, baker
Abraham Budd, shopkeeper, Stones Green
Caleb Budd, shopkeeper, Stones Green
Mrs. Sarah Budd, shopkeeper, Stones Green
Miss Maria Bull, farmer and landowner, The Hall
Edward Carter, baker
Thomas Carter, May Bush PH
Frederick Claxon, plumber and glazier
Robert Cole, farmer, Holt Farm
Thomas Cole, boot and shoe maker
Edward Cooper, farmer and landowner
Miss Susannah Cousins, day school
Mrs. Susannah Dancy, Three Cups PH
Robert Dobson, blacksmith, Stones Green
Nathaniel Everett, carrier
William Finch, builder and brick maker
James Goby, boot and shoe maker
Miss Robert James Hardy, farmer, Dengewell Hall
Morris Joy, miller and corn merchant
Robert Sizer Joy, farmer, Friths
Richard Keeble, shoe maker
William Keeble, carrier
Edgar Leatherdale, gardener
John Leatherdale, gardener
Mrs. Ann Lord, straw bonnet maker
William Marshall, beer retailer, Stones Green
George Mayhew, farmer
Edgar Murrills, grocer and draper
Henry Offord, farm bailiff to Edgar Cooper, esq.
William Potter, boot maker
John Rayner, farmer
William Rayner, shoe maker
Daniel Reynolds, Swan PH, Stones Green
Ishmael Salter, farmer, Wash Farm
Samuel Scrutton, farmer, Stone Hall
Joseph Smith, cooper
Samuel Smith, bailiff to John Salmon, esq.
Robert Snare, glove maker
Frederick Stanford, farmer, Houbridge Hall

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

Great Oakley - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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