History of Halstead

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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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Horace Abbott, cabinet maker
Joseph Cooper Abbott, grocer
Ashley Adkins, shoe maker
George Alston, shoe maker
John Alstone, farmer , Penny Pot Hall
James Amey, boot and shoe maker
William Amey, shopkeeper
Edward Andrews, shoe maker
George Pinckard Arden, solicitor
Thomas Ardley, coal merchant and maltster
Mrs Eliza Argent, tailor and outfitter
Alfred Arnold, Woodman Inn
Joseph Arnold, beer retailer and wheelwright
William Arnold, Plough Inn
John Atterton, blacksmith
John Atterton, jun., engineer
John Baker, Griffin Inn
Edmund Baldwin, farmer, Froze Hall
William Balls, bricklayer
Samuel Barker, shoe maker
Henry Barnard, dyer
John Barnard, greengrocer
Mrs Sarah Bather, shopkeeper
Mrs Sarah Beckwith, farmer, Moons
Ezekiel Henry Bentall, auctioneer, land and estate agent
Elizabeth Houghton Bigg, farmer, Dunjohn's farm
James Bilby, travelling draper
John Birkin, boot and shoe maker
Bezaleel Blomfield, farmer, Ayletts
Charles Blomfield, farmer and brick and tile maker, Brook Farm
John Blomfield, farmer, Blamsters
William Henry Borham, MRCS, physician and surgeon

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Edward Bragg, fishmonger
John Brazier, wire worker
Walter Brett, Three Crowns Inn
Alfred Brewster, beer retailer
Robert Bridges, linen and woollen draper
William Bright, farmer, Gladfen Hall
Alfred James Brown, chemist and photographer
Hugh Brown, tanner
James Rutherford Guthrie, tanner's manager
William Edward Brown, tailor and clothier
William Broyd, farmer and cattle dealer
Frederick John Bugg, boot and shoe maker
John Bunn, relieving officer
George Burford, inland revenue officer
Sampson Butcher, tailor
Samuel Butcher, boot and shoe maker
Thomas Cadby, basker maker
Henry Candler, baker and grocer
Allen Taylor Canning, wine and spirit merchant
Durrant Edward Cardinall, solicitor
Alfred Carter, printer and stationer
Charles Alfred Carter, photographer
Miss Ellen Chaplin, day school
James Chaplin, beer retailer
John Clark, Oak Inn, and brewer
John Clark, jun., coal merchant
Robert Clark, confectioner
William Clark, receiver Halstead United Charities
Matthews Clarke, farmer, Burton's Green
George Clift, farmer, Burton's Green

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

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