History of Henham

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Cottages, Henham.
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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. Arthur Horatio Bellman, M.A., Vicarage
Samuel Butcher, Pledgden
William Canning, Old Mead
Rev. David Grigsby, independent
Thomas Halsted, Pledgden
Thomas Harrison
William Phipps
Ziba Balaam, Star PH
George Bush, shoe maker, Green
James Bush, shoe maker, Green
William Caston, shopkeeper, Pledgden Green
William Canning, farmer and landowner, Old Mead
Henry Chipperfield, wheelwright
George Franklin Collin, farmer, Parsonage Farm
Ebenezer Cowell, farmer, Henham Lodge
Mrs. Eve Dixon, beer retailer
James Dixon, blacksmith, Pledgden
George Everitt, beer retailer and shoe maker
George Freeman, second hand dealer, Green
Henry Gardiner, grocer, draper and ready made clothes and boot warehouse
John Hayden, blacksmith
Mrs. Ann Heard, wheelwright
Joseph Houghton, farmer, Sand Pits
Joseph Houghton, jun., miller
William Johnson, pig jobber
James Knight, farm bailiff to S. Scruby
John Knight, shoe maker
James Little, carppnter, Pledgden
Joshua Markwell, farmer, Broom
Charles Marshall, farmer, Little Henham Hall
Thomas Mascall, Crown PH
John Newman, Cock PH
Thomas Newport, maltster and farmer, Pledgden
George Orger, butcher, Pledgen
Charles Rawlins, farmer
Daniel Robinson, shoe maker, Pledgden
Miss Kitty Robinson, shopkeeper, Pledgden
Charles Turner, carpenter
George Turner, shopkeeper
Thomas Hutton Ward, veterinary surgeon
W.J. Watson, farmer, Green
Thomas Wright, shoe maker

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

Henham - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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