History of Little Bentley

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St. Mary the Virgin Church, Little Bentley.
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History of Little Bentley >> 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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James Balls, parish clerk
Elijah Page, National School
Rev. William Denton Attwood, M.A., Rectory
Robert Abbott, farm bailiff
John Allman, blacksmith
James Arthy, baker and shopkeeper
William Barber, farmer, Church Farm
Albert Barker, farmer, Clark's Farm
Stephen Bradbrook, farmer, Red House
Lydia Bradbrooke, farmer, Horsehouse Farm
Nathaniel Bromley, farmer, Payne's Farm
Robert Brooks, miller, farmer and landowner
James Carter, farmer, Dairy House
Robert Denny, bricklayer
Joseph Girling, farmer, Clipt Hedge
Thomas Girling, farmer
William Hazell, wheelwright
Mary Jennings, farmer
Jacob Maskell, farmer
William Maskell, farmer, Magg's Hall
James Mayer, boot and shoe maker
James Mayer, jun., boot maker and shopkeeper
Jonathan Notley, beer retailer
John Page, farmer and maltster, The Oaks
James Southgate, beer retailer
George Windon, farmer
John Woodgate, farmer and landowner, The Hall

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Little Bentley - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Little Bentley - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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