History of Greenstead (near Colchester)
St. Andrew's Church, Greenstead
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History of Greenstead >> 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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James Brown, Greenstead House
George Gilders, Flora House
Rev. Meshach Seaman, D.D., rector, Rectory
Rev. Richard Thomas Whittington, MA., St. John's Vicarage, Ipswich Road
Robert Bedwell, Buck's Horns PH
Samuel Blomfield, farmer, Parson's Heath
Mrs. Mary Blomfield, farmer, Parson's Heath
George Cawston, shopkeeper
William Clare, ginger beer maker
Benjamin Clay, carpenter and shopkeeper
Henry Cockrell, shopkeeper
Philip Curtis, farmer and brick maker
James Godfrey, carpenter
William Jacobs, miller
Samuel Nayler, builder
John Puxley, poulterer
Sheldrick and Bryant, millwrights
John Simons, basket maker
John Smith, farmer, Parson's Heath
Walter Spalding, corn and flour dealer, Model Cottage
Alfred Stannard, farmer, Greenstead Hall
Miss Ann Tildesley, beer retailer Alfred Went, beer retailer, Parson's Heath
Thomas Whitaker, wheelwright and Carpenter, Parson's Heath
Joseph Willett, market gardener
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Greenstead - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Greenstead - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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