History of Heydon (formerly in Essex)

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History of Heydon >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.

If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1863 directory is the 1861 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:


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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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Lord Braybrook, Heydon House and Audley-End
William Baines, parish clerk
John Barton, tailor
John Toovey Lyles, Grange Farm
Joseph Mumford, victualler, Green Man
Hon. and Rev. Latimer Neville, M.A., rector, Rectory
Samuel Nunn, shopkeeper and baker
Rev. William James Packe, curate
John Phillips, carpenter
Sarah Smith, beerhouse
Henry Sutton, carrier to Cambridge
Thomas Watts, carrier to Royston
Alfred Wilson, blacksmith
Martha Wilson, schoolmistress
Miss Wilson, shopkeeper
John Wragg, Hill Farm

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

Heydon - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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