Christ Church, Latchingdon, c.1955, (built 1857 replacing St michael's Church)Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Latchingdon and Snoreham >> White's Directory 1863
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1863 directory is the 1861 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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Alfred Bird, marine store dealer
Joseph Bridge, gardener
George Clayton, saddler (and Purleigh)
Frederick George Cowling, wheelwrightand smith
Rev. Richard Edward Formby, B.A., rector
Mr George Harris and Mrs Sarah Harris
Joseph Harris, blacksmith.
Peter Hawkes, thatcher
William Hills, baker, etc.
Thomas Hitch, shoemaker, parish clerk, assistant overseer, etc.
William Laver, corn factor
William Pipe and Mrs., National School
Matthias Reynolds, postmaster, etc.
George Shead, police inspector
John Burridge Taylor, victualler, Red Lion
Samuel Clift, Tiled Hall
Felix George Curtis, Slough House
William Deadman, and William James
Thomas Freeman, (butcher and dealer), Glebe
George William Knight
Post Office, Latchingdon, c.1900Low resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Henry George Kemp
Charles Pulley, Esq.; h London
Frederick Richardson (to Lord Rayleigh)
J. Ward, Lawling Hall
Boot and Shoe makers.
Thomas Freeman (and dealer)
Charles Ellis (and insurance agent)
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