History of Great Saling

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History of Great Saling >> 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.

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Rev. Thomas William Elrington, Vicarage
Thomas Thorpe Fowke, J.P., The Grove
Joseph Adcock, White Hart PH
George Allen, beer retailer
Mrs. Mary Ann Ambrose, farmer, Piggott's Farm
Daniel Barnard, farmer, Boarded Barn
Josiah Britton, farmer, Onchors Farm
William Butcher, farmer
George Clark, wheelwright
Arthur John French, butcher
John Gooch, The Oak PH
William E Hockley, farmer, Muchmore
John Holgate, shoe maker
Thomas Joyce, farmer
Joseph Metson, farmer, Parks Farm
Miss Agnes Morecroft, school
William Henry Pickford, grocer
John Ridgwell, boot maker
Joseph Raymond Cooke Searjeant, farmer, Pudney Farm
John Spencer, farmer, Peacock's Farm
George Tanner, carpenter
Frederick John Whitlock, farmer, Hall Farm
Francis Spooner Woodward, farmer

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

Great Saling - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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