History of Hempstead

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Dick Turpin's Cottage, Hempstead. (Some say this is the birthplace of Dick Turpin, but most sources state it was the Rose and Crown Inn)
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History of Hempstead >> 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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Rev. Charles Trelawny FitzGerald, B.A., curate
Sampson Horsnell
Miss Rutland, Church Farm
Mrs. Eliza Andrews, farmer, Witch Trees
Thomas Andrews, farmer, Philips
Thomas Andrews, farmer, Winchlow Hall
Herbert Bacon, tax coliector
Samuel William Eacon, farmer, Hill Farm
Edmund Basham, bricklayer
George Beddall, farmer, Church Farm
John Bennett, Royal Oak PH
John Betts, wheelwright
Thomas Bird, blacksmith
Jenner Brand, farmer, Anser's Farm
George Chatters, baker and grocer
Samuel Coleman, farmer, Hull's Bridge
Francis Dare, farmer, Blagdon
Charles Hales, wheelwright and machinist
Peter Hales, tailor
William Hales, grocer and draper
Thomas Housden, Crown Inn PH
William Marsh, shoe maker
Robert Metcalf, market gardener
Joseph Moore, farmer, Ruse's
Joshua Moore, miller
Henry Myhill, farmer, Dawkins
Walter Price, farmer, Hempstead Hall
Damon Rutland, shoe maker
Charles Ryland, shoe maker
Walter Stock, cattle dealer
John Stubbings, carpenter
George Surridge, farmer, Pollard's Cross
Harry Tredgett, farmer
Fisher Walford, shopkeeper
William Ward, shopkeeper
William Willis, farmer, Field's

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

Hempstead - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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