History of Kelvedon

Kelvedon © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
Angel Inn, Kelvedon, c.1960
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.

History of Kelvedon >> Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

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:


Genes Reunited

Find my past

The Genealogist

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.

My ancestor lived here at this time, but why aren't they listed here? Answer: Not everyone appeared in a trade directory. Please read our Trade Directories article.

You should also consider newspaper archives. With millions of pages now online, there is always the possibility of finding articles featuring your ancestors. Discover how to explore newspaper archives.

Samuel Archer
Rev. George Peter Bennett, M.A., vicarage
Thomas Butler, jun.
Mrs Clayton
Richard Edwards
Thomas England
Joseph Gooday
Rev. Thomas Just, Independant
John Powell
Thomas Powell
Robert Rising
Rev. Edward Risk, curate
Silas Seabrook
Ezekial George Varenne
Sir Thomas Sutton Western, bart. J.P., Felix Hall
John Wiseman
Charles Barleyman, draper
Charles Bateman, Angel Inn
Thomas Beckwith, butcher
John Belchern, beer retailer
Samuel Bennett, farmer
Arthur Charles Bird, tailor
Jabez Braddy, ironmonger
William Turner Braddy, builder
Thomas Britton, carpenter
Thomas Britton, fruiterer
Edward Butler, coal merchant
Edward Butler, farmer, Ewell Hall
Richard Carter, farmer, Kelvedon Hall
Emma Causton, infants' school
John Cawson, painter and plumber
William Cheek, baker
Elizabeth Clarke, dress maker
Rebecca Cooper, dress maker
David Herbert Cornwell, tailor
Jonah Cornwell, glover
John Crampin, baker
George Crane, farmer
William Cranmer, farmer
William Cranmer, jun., Victoria Inn
John Cutts, seedsman
John Cutts, grocer
George Docwra, miller
James Elliott, seedsman
William Raven Everett, miller
Alice Frost, ladies school
William Frost, miller
Fuller Brothers, grocers and brewers
Mrs Emily Fuller, plumber
John Fuller, grocer
James Garrard, Queen's Head Inn
Charles Girdlestone, tailor
William Godfrey, printer and stationer
James Gould, seedsman
Andrew Hamilton, farmer
Thomas Hardingham, grocer
James Robert Hicks, butcher
James Hunwick, fellmonger
Thomas Isbern, baker
Franics Jordan, Railway Tavern
Kelvedon Gas and Light co., John Powell, manager

Kelvedon © Copyright Footstepsphotos 2006. http://www.footstepsphotos.co.uk/index.html
Low resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.

William King, saddler
Henry Charles Langbridge, ironmonger
Joseph Last, baker
William Leaper, wine and spirit merchant
John Lingley, blacksmith
Alexander Marriage, farmer, Monks Farm
William Mead, carpenter
Mark William Meade, post master and rate collector
Charles Moore and Edward Moore, carriers
Thomas Moy, coal merchant
James Myson, railway station master
John Nichols, farmer, Park Farm
Charles Noble and Fanny Noble, National School
John Orst, British School
Caroline Osborne, straw bonnet maker
Fanny Osborn, infants British School
Eli Osborn, china and glass dealer
Elijah Osborn, shoe maker
Jeremiah Osborn, shoe maker
Joseph Turner Osborn, shoe maker
Robert Osborn, shoe maker
Freeman Parson, Star and Fleece Inn
Joseph Pooley, jun., plumber, etc.
Thomas James Poulton, veterinary surgeon
Sarah Pye, baker
Joseph Raven, farmer
John Raven, seed grower
George Read, wine and spirit merchant
Joseph Renshaw, White Hart Inn
Alfred Reynolds, saddler
William Henry Scott, coffee rooms
Robert Shemeld, grocer
Henry Siggers, bricklayer
James Taber, farmer Maria Tunmer and Caroline Tunmer, dress makers
James Uphill, farmer
Ezekiel George Varenne, surgeon
John Wood Warwicker, maltster
James Watmore, chemist
Edmund Wheeler, baker
John Wilsher, beer retailer
William Wiseman, academy
Charles Page Wood, farmer

Back to History of Kelvedon

my ancestors logo

My Ancestors.

Are your ancestors from Kelvedon? Why not tell us their story: My Kelvedon Ancestors.

Find your Ancestors in the Newspapers

Essex Standard Newspaper

Newspaper archives are now a very important source of information for researching your family tree.

Try our example search to help you discover if your ancestors are in the British Newspaper Archive.

Help me find my ancestors

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

Kelvedon - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

This work is based on data provided through www.VisionofBritain.org.uk and uses historical material which is copyright of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth. Licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence BY-SA-4.0

Looking for an unusual Christmas Present?

Why not buy a DNA kit for a family member?

Let them discover the story of their ancestors.

The kit is delivered to their door. Now discounted to £63 on Ancestry

Learn more at Ancestry DNA.

Looking for pictures to add to your family tree album?


Ebay is a good source of old images of Essex towns and villages. If you're looking for pictures to add to your family tree album, then try one of the auctions, or there are several 'Buy It Now' shops offering postcards which have been touched up and improved - so if you're unsure about bidding, try these. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards. Browse through or type the name of the location in the Ebay search box.