History of Kirby le Soken
The Street, Kirby le Soken, c.1905
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History of Kirby le Soken >> 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, he nearest census date for this 1874 directory is the 1871 census.
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.
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Henry Lott, postmaster
William Heald, school master National School
George Frederick Solomons, station master
John Coles, parish clerk
James Shum, Hill house
Rev. Samuel William Stagg, Vicarage
Henry Baker, farmer, Moer's farm
Mrs Mary Barton, market gardener
Daniel Brown, wheelwright and blacksmith
Walter Brown, butcher and farmer
John Dennis Daniels, farmer, Brick Barn farm
William Easey, grocer and draper
William Finer, shopkeeper
Thomas Jackson, beer retailer and carpenter
Edward Kidby, farmer
John Lambert, Ship PH
Henry Lott, stationer
William Main, farmer, Horsey island
Robert Rand Mumford, farmer, Kirby Hall
William Oxberry, blacksmith
Samuel Palmer, farmer
Horace Pattrick, miller
John Salmon, farmer, Sneating Hall
James Sheppard, shopkeeper
William Skeet, farmer, Blue House
Henry Smith, Hasre and Hounds PH
John Stewart, Red Lion PH
Hector Stone, farmer
Jonathan, boot maker
George Williamson, farmer
Edgar Wilson, shopkeeper
Leonard Wrinch, farmer, Birch Hall
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Kirby le Soken - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Kirby le Soken - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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