History of Lawford

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History of Lawford >> 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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James Frostick, parish clerk
Miss Fanny Powell, school mistress
Offwood Bendall, Lawford Place
Miss Cook
Rev. Edward Green, M.A., Rectory
Samule Johnson, The Grange
Francis Morgan Nichols, J.P., Lawford Hall
Mrs. Nunn, Lawford House
Charles Robert Barnes, Railway Tavern
Offwood Bendall, snr., tanner, Lawford Tannery
Charles Bettels, farm bailiff to Francis Nichols
William Bird, baker and butcher
Samuel Cropley, King's Arms, and cattle dealer
Newton Gardner, carpenter and wheelwright
Cornelius Hitchcock, miller, Sherborne Mill
Samuel Johnson, farmer, The Grange
Robert Kent, shoe maker
Robert Payne, farmer, Charity Farm
Robert Payne, jun., wheelwright, carpenter and coffin maker
Thomas Richardson, farmer, Bromley Road
William Spooner, beer retailer and shopkeeper
William Tricker, blacksmith

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

Lawford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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