Main Street, High Easter, c.1960Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of High Easter >> Post Office Directory 1874
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1874 directory is the 1871 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:
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 Bayley, school master
Miss Kennedy, school mistress
Rev. Robert Barnard, independent
Rev. Edward Francis Gepp, M.A., J.P., vicar
Mrs. Rose Hockley, Rose Villa
George Ambrose, farmer, Ground's farm
Ambrose Archer, tailor and draper
John Barnard, farmer, Lower house
Archer Bentall, farmer, Blakes
Daniel Bentall, farmer, Lawn Hall Farm
James Bird, leather glove maker
Abrah Boosey, Cock and Bell
Mrs. Jane Bourne, farmer, Mill Hill
James Buck, famrer, Games
Mres. Ann Chalk, farmer, Little Staggings
Alfred Day, baker
Thomas Claydon, blacksmith
James Crow, farmer, Peacons
Alfred Franklin, wheelwright and carrier
Mrs. Elizabeth Franklin, grocer
Benjamin Fuller, miller
Charles Candy, saddler and harness maker
Mrs. Sarah Grove, shopkeeper
William Hockley, farmer, Low House
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Joseph Josling, farmer, Stubbers
Benjamin Joyce, higgler
William Joyce, farmer and poulterer
James Leech, farmer
Marriage Brothers, farmers, Hayrons Farm
Frederick John Matthews, farmer and landowner, Parsonage Farm
Stephen Matthews, Punch Bowl
George Millbank, farmer, Blunts Farm
Mrs. Matthews, farmer, Crippins
John Millbank, farmer, Old house
William Millbank, farmer, Manns Farm
William Mott, carpenter
James Nunn, farm bailiff, Green's Farm
John Owers, shoe maker
William Porter, shoe maker
Charles Puffett, farmer, Whites Farm
Mrs. Martha Saltmarsh, farmer, Bury
Charles Smith, farmer, Maidens
Alfred Stokes, grocer and draper
John Warden, farmer, Poplars
George Wilson, farmer, Bridge Farm and Roblets
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High Easter - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
High Easter - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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