History of Hadleigh

The Castle, Hadleigh, 1891 © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
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History of Hadleigh >> 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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Richard Durant Cumming
Rev. William Metcalfe, M.A., rector
Robert William Taylor, Hadleigh Lodge
Josepht Binder, Castle Inn
Isaiah Brown, Crown Inn
Charles Choppen, wheelwright
Stephen Choppen, blacksmith
Henry Eaton, builder
Thomas Ellis, farmer
Henry Law, shopkeeper
Frederick Manning, farmer, Hadleigh Hall
James Potter, grocer
Stephen Raysen, bricklayer

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James Ridgwell, basket and sieve maker
Thomas Smith, shoe maker
William Smith, shoe maker
William Steward, butcher
John Stibbards, beer retailer
James Tyrrel, farmer
Stephen Wallace, tailor
Robert Whitehead, farm bailiff
George Frederick Wood, farmer, Park and Castle Farms
Edward Wooddard, farmer
Thomas Woolling, farmer

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Hadleigh - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Hadleigh - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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