History of Great Bardfield

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History of Great Bardfield >> 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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Alfred Coles Ambrows, Great Lodge
Rev. Samuel Blackshaw (Primitive Methodist)
Rev. William Edward Lampet Lionel, M.A., J.P., Vicarage
Mrs. Newman, North Place
William Sandle, J.P., Park Hall
Misses Smith, South Lodge
Richard Marshall Smith
William Smith
John Hurd Wood, M.D.
John Adams, butcher
Lewis Ambrose, farmer, Bushet
Alfred Coles Ambrows, farmer,Great Lodge
Joseph Arber, harness maker
Mrs. Ellen Atherton, Vine Inn
William Aylett, furniture broker
Bardfield Literary Institution, Thomas Newman, secretary
William Barker, farmer, Littles
James Bowtell, bricklayer
Mrs. Jane Bowyer, shopkeeper
Thomas Brackett, baker
Benjamin Bright, farmer, WaItham Cross

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John Bright, farmer, Hill Farm
John Bright, shoe maker
James Broyd, bricklayer
Alfred Buck and Arthur Buck, clothiers and drapers
Jacob Chandler, carpenter
John Thomas Chapman, engineer and smith
Charles Choat, landowner and farmer, Park Gate
John Crabb, White Hart PH
Charles Dowsett, beer retailer and blacksmith
William Fox, glover and tailor
John Freeman, shopkeeper
James Fuller, grocer
James Goldstone, blacksmith
James Goldstone, saddler and beer retailer
Miss Anne Harrison, ladies' boarding school, Durham House
Miss Mary Ann Hawkes, dressmaker
Frederick Augustus King, farmer, Fann's
Henry Isaac Adams King, Commercial hotel, and veterinary surgeon
Thomas Augustus Letch, baker
Thomas Mace, boarding school
John Metcalf, wheelwright
Charles Luke Mortlock, farmer, Litches
Thomas Mumford, beer retailer and shoe maker
Thomas Beddall Newman, brewer and maltster

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William Smith Newman, farmer, Bluegate Hall
William Pawsey, farmer, New House
Charles Piper, shopkeeper
George Porter, coach builder
Henry Barrell Prentis, plumber
William Robinson, wheelwright
John Ruse, farmer
Edward Sewell, shoe maker
Abraham Simmons, beer retailer and butcher
Josiah Simms, stationer
Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, farmer, Bardfield Hall
Henry Smith, farmer, Place Farm
Hezekiah Smith, landowner and farmer, Beslyn House
Joseph Smith, farmer, Claypit Hall
Joseph Smith, shoe maker
Thomas Smith, brewer and maltster
Thomas Smith Dixon, miller
Thomas Smith, Bell Inn
Joseph William Tanner, grocer and draper
Mrs. Hannah Taylor, dress maker
John Robert Turner, saddler
Joseph Clarke Unwin, road surveyor
George Parker Wolton, grocer and draper
John Hurd Wood, surgeon

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

Great Bardfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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