History of Halstead

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Trinity Street, Halstead, 1955
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History of Halstead >> 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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John Thomas Adams
Miss Adams
George Pinchard Arden
Miss Baines
Mrs Bell
Ezekiel Henry Bentall
Mrs Berkeley Berkeley
Rev. William Thomas Nicholls Billopp, B.A., vicar of St James Church
William Henry Borham, MRCS
Major Cardinal Brewster, J.P., D.L., Greenstead Hall
James Brewster, J.P., Ashford Lodge
Robert Brown
Charles Buck
Allen Taylor Canning
Durrant Edward Cardinall
William Clark
Carey Clements
Owne Glover
Miss Cook
William Cook
Thomas Cooper
Walter Harold Deeks
Rev. Samule John Eales
Mrs Elsdon
John Humphrey Etherton
Mrs Fitch
Rev. Canon Duncan Fraser, M.A., vicar of Holy Trinity Church
Charles Wing Gray
Stanton Gray
Miss Green
Miss Greenwood
Robert Ellington Greenwood
Edward James Greey
Rev. Frederick Hancock, B.A., curate of St James Church
George William Harris
James Hinds
Mrs Horner
Rev. Robert Walpole Houghton, M.A.
Mrs Howard
Edwin Henry Inman

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Mrs Irwin
Rev. Benjamin Johnson, Independent
William Knight
Mrs Lambert
William Little
Mrs Melhuish
Alexander Charles Moffatt
Robert Rutherford Morton
Miss Susannah Nott
Rev, Thomas Ovens, B.A., vicar
Rev. Samuel Parkinson, Independent
Rev. George Sear, Baptists
Benjamin Sewell
Decimus Sewell
Duncan Sinclair
George Walker Strachan
Miss Sutton
Mrs Taberum
John Robert Vaizey, J.P.
Mrs Vaizey
Robert Johnson Watt
Rev. Thomas Edward Wynne, D.D., curate

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

Halstead - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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