History of Latchingdon and Snoreham

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Burnham Road, Latchingdon, c.1955
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History of Latchingdon and Snoreham >> 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:


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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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Misses Clift, The Hall
Rev. Richard Edward Formby, B.A., J.P., rector
George Attenborough, farmer, Lawingsmiths Farm
Alfred Kemp Bird, marine store dealer
Joseph Bridge, fishmonger
Isaac Carter, shopkeeper
George Colby, beer retailer
Frederick George Cowlen, wheelwright and blacksmith
George Curtis, farmer
Frank Freeman, farmer
George Freeman, dealer
Thomas Freeman, farmer
William Hills, baker
Thomas Hitch, shoe maker and parish clerk
Thomas Knights, farmer
Arthur Larter, grocer and draper
William Laver, corn factor
Charles Oldaker Pulley, farmer

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Post Office, Latchingdon, c.1900
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Frederick Richardson, farmer
George Rutledge, inspector of police
George Sadler, beer retailer
David Sharp, beer retailer
Philip Smith, farm bailiff to John Offin
John Burridge Taylor, Red Lion, and coach builder
Joseph Ward, farm bailiff to John Wood
William Wiffen, farmer

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

Latchingdon - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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