History of Great Yeldham
The old oak, Great Yeldham, c.1960
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Great Yeldham >> 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.
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Charles Richard Adams, Spaynes Hall
Rev. John Marten Cripps, M.A. Rectory
Col. Fleming Sandwith, Pool House Way
Mrs. Spencer Grange
John Whitlock, Great Yeldham Hall
Philip Oliver Whitlock, Yeldham Hall
Nathaniel Boosey, watch maker
Mrs. Sophia Bowtell, grocer
Henry Bowyer, butcher
George Butcher, beer retailer
Josiah Chapman, wheelwright
Edward Fentiman, master of Endowed school
George French, blacksmith and wheelwright
William Goldstone, saddler
George Goodchild, farmer, Gunces
Thomas Goodchild, corn, seed and oil cake merchant
George Hardy, bricklayer
Henry Ives, blacksmith
John Ives, machinist and agricultural implement dealer
Thomas Linger, straw plait merchant
James Medson, farmer, Weybridge Farm
Mrs. Caroline Pooley, dress maker
Samuel Ray, farmer
Charles Rice, beer retailer
John Sefton, White Hart PH, and farmer
Charles Smith, plumber, etc
Mrs. Mary Smith, baker
John Smoothy, shoe maker
Francis Whitlock, farmer, Lovingtons
John Whitlock, farmer and landowner, Great Yeldham Hall
Henry Edward Whitlock, coal, corn merchant and brickmaker
Saunders Wright, carpenter and beer retailer
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Great Yeldham - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Great Yeldham - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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