History of Little Canfield

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History of Little Canfield >> 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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Charles Sutton, parish clerk
Miss Mary Searle, school mistress
Rev. Charles Lesingham Smith, M.A., rectory
Thomas Barnard, farmer and landowner, Little Hoddons
William Cheshire, bricklayer
Mrs. Frankham, farmer, Langthorns and Glebe Farm
Arthur Garrett, farmer, Blatches Farm
Simon Harrington, farmer, Copthall
James Marsh, farmer and landowner, Hale's
Robert Marsh, seed merchant and miller
George Randall, farmer, Green crofts
William Raven, blacksmith and postmaster Hugh Reed, farmer, New Land Farm
Mrs. Suckling, Great Hoddons

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

Little Canfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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