History of Heydon (formerly in Essex)

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King William IV PH, Heydon
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History of Heydon >> 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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William Jonas, Bury Farm
Rev. Latimer Neville, M.A., Rectory
Mrs. Saville, Heyden House
Robert Bunyon, thatcher
Martha Ann Hoy and Julia Hoy, general shopkeepers
Mrs. Mary Musstill, beer retailer
Samuel Nunn, shopkeeper
Henry Sutton, Green Man PH
Alfred Wilson, blacksmith
John Wragg, farmer

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

Heydon - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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