History of Hadstock

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King's Head PH, Hadstock.
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History of Hadstock >> 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.

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Rev. Francis Edward Smith, M.A., rector, The Rectory
Thomas Blyth, blacksmith
Joseph Davey, farmer
William Davey, brick maker, farmer and landowner
Samuel Duke, farmer
Henry Free, farmer and landowner
Richard Free, cattle dealer
Stephen Free, farmer
Joseph Hawes, beer retailer
Obadiah Hawes, pig jobber
Stephen Hymus, King's Head PH, and wheelwright
Richard Marsh, shoe maker and parish clerk
Mrs. Elizabeth Pearson, shopkeeper
George Turner, beer retailer and blacksmith
Thomas Turner, shopkeeper
John Wilkerson, farmer, The Hall

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

Hadstock - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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