Abridge, c.1960Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Lambourne and Abridge >> 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.
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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William Prowse, parish clerk
Edward Eliot Elliot, Patch Park
Rev. J. Goodwin, rector, Rectory
General William Mark Wood, Bishops Hall
John James Boyd, baker
Charles Burton, farmer
Mrs. Elizabeth Clark, farmer, St. John's
Mrs. Sarah Clark, farmer, Great Downs
Samuel Crane, landowner and farmer, Arnold's Farm
William Hensley, farmer, Lambourne Hall
John Meston, farmer
William Symonds, farmer, New Farm
Philip Taylor, farmer, Blue House Farm
Mrs. Eliza Thredgold, Bee Hive
William Wooton, farmer
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John Adlam, tailor
John Bonner, drain pipe maker
Richard Bryant, shoe maker and postmaster
Robert William Burton, agricultural machine owner
James Cavill, wheelwright
William Dockrell, market gardener
Robert Dunham, blacksmith and ironmonger
Henry Elmes, beer retailer
Henry Fuller, butcher
Alfred George Heard, shopkeeper
Frederick George Hudson, carpenter
William Krailing, bread and biscuit maker
Joseph Long, blacksmith
William Maryon, Blue Boar
William Parson, grocer
William Reader, baker
William Rutter, White Hart
John Skikelthorpe, plumber and glazier
John Towras, harness maker
William Willett, brewer and malster
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