History of Latchingdon and Snoreham

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Christ Church, Latchingdon, c.1955, (built 1857 replacing St michael's Church)
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History of Latchingdon and Snoreham >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.

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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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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

Earn Barritt
Samuel Clift, Tiled Hall
Felix George Curtis, Slough House
William Deadman, and William James
Thomas Freeman, (butcher and dealer), Glebe
James Gale
John Hutley
George William Knight

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Post Office, Latchingdon, c.1900
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Henry George Kemp
William Laver
Charles Pulley, Esq.; h London
Frederick Richardson (to Lord Rayleigh)
George Sheldrick
William Wiffin
J. Ward, Lawling Hall

Boot and Shoe makers.
William Byford
Thomas Hitch
Matthew Reynolds

George Channell
Thomas Freeman (and dealer)
George Mason

Edmund Bale
George Hawkes
David Sharp
Isaac Spooner

Isaac Carter
Charles Ellis (and insurance agent)
George Hawkes

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

Latchingdon - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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