History of Great Sampford

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Great Sampford, c.1955
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History of Great Sampford >> 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. John Robinson (Baptist
James Turpin
Thomas Andrews, farmer, Sims
George Archer, butcher
John Basham, bricklayer
Joseph Brand, farmer, Park Pale
John Burton, watch maker
William Byatt, farmer, Hawkes
George Clayden, farmer, Thistley Farm
Henry Curtis, Red Lion PH
Mrs. Sarah Davis, Black Bull PH
Thomas Drane, miller
Thomas Goodwin, farmer
Benjamin Gouldstone, shoe maker
Thomas Gouldstone, beer retailer
Thomas Gouldstone, blacksmith
Charles Gowlett, shopkeeper
Thomas Graves, gardener
George Gray, carpenter
William Gray, carpenter and parish clerk
George Harrington, farmer
Harvey Spriggs, farmer, Hill Farm
Thomas Letch, farmer, Cabbages
Mrs. Sarah Marshall, farmer, Tyle Hall
John Monntford, shopkeeper
Abner Mynott, grocer and draper
John Cutts Newman, farmer, Parsonage Farm

PH - exterior
Red Lion PH, Great Sampford.
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John Philpott, builder
William Philpott, wheelwright and shopkeeper
William Piggott, Cock PH
Steward Porter, tailor
Peter Portway, farmer, Houses
Robert Reynolds, tailor
William Ruffle, grocer and draper
Charles Hurrell Spooner, farmer and landowner, Bye Balls
Joseph Starling, jnr., farmer, Sparrow's Hall
Joseph Starling, sen., farmer, Giffords
William Starling, farmer, Dove House
George Tofts, miller
Henry Webb, veterinary surgeon
Thomas Willett, farmer, Godd's Farm
Anthony Willison, shopkeeper
Mrs. Susan Winterflood, farmer, Free Roberts
George Wright, blacksmith
George Wright, furniture broker
George Wright, farmer, White House

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

Great Sampford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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