History of Lexden

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Leather Bottle, PH, Shrub End, Lexden.
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History of Lexden >> Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - 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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Misses Box, Heath Lodge
John Simpkin Deed, Summerhill
Rev. John Slater Eaton, B.A.
George Henry Errington, J.P., Lexden Park
Miss Grimwood, Upper Hill House
George William Gunnell
Mrs. Hawes, Oak Cottage, Shrub End
Miss Hayward, Lexden Cottage
James Hurnard, Hill House
Charles Josselyn, Braiswick Lodge
Misses Keyes, Shrub End
Robert Keyes, Shrub End
Arthur Louis Laing, Braiswick
Rev. John Papillon, B.A., rector and rural dean
Philip Oxenden Papillon, J.P. Manor House
Edmund Roberts, Burghsted
Edward Augustus Round, Lexden House
Mrs. Ulph
Mrs. Charlotte Barker, beer retailer
William Bibbey, farm bailiff
James Bird, boot and shoe maker
Bright and Bullock, wheelwrights and blacksmiths
John Betts Bucke, bricklayer
James Leslie Carnies, inland revenue officer, Church Lane
Samuel Chaplin, seed crusher, Oil Mills
Alfred Clark, carpenter, Shrub End
John Eade, builder
William Fenner, cattle dealer
William Folkard, farmer, Shrub End
Isaac Beardwell Garrad, Sun Inn PH
Joseph John Geernaert, tailor
James Gibling, bricklayer
Freeman Harsant, grocer and shoemaker
William Hockley, bricklayer, Shrub End
William Hutley, blacksmith
George Kindred, baker
Horatio Nelson Major, coal merchant, Bow Cottage
George Merry, shopkeeper Bottle End
William Newman, beer retailer
Mrs. Elizabeth Norfolk, Berechurch Arms PH
Robert Orpen, farmer, West House Farm
Mrs. Ann Orpen, farmer, Sheepen Farm
Alfred Phillips, farmer, Lexden Lodge
Edmund Phillips, farmer, Malting Farm
George Phillips, farmer, Cooper's Farm
G. Plane, farmer and corn merchant
James Polley, farmer
Isaac Rainsby, beer relailer
Frederick Richardson, boarding school
Samuel Tamplin, blacksmith, Bottle End
Joseph Taylor, grocer and draper
George Vince, miller and farmer, Mill House
Henry Wade, Leather Bottle PH, Bottle End
Thomas Wale, wheelwright
Miss Caroline Wright, shopkeeper

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

Lexden - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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