History of Little Dunmow

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Thatched Cottage, Brook Street, Little Dunmow.
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History of Little Dunmow >> 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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Miss Blyth
Rev. Frederick Hill Currie, curate, Brick House Farm
Nathan Worrin, Bourchiers
Thomas Blyth, farmer, Grange
Charles Bull, farmer, landowner and maltster, Ivy Farm
Thomas Bright, shopkeeper
John Cheek, Flitch of Bacon PH
Joseph Fuller, shopkeeper
Nathan Fuller, blacksmith
Rohert Hasler, farmer, Blatches
Robert Hasler, jnr., farmer and miller, Throws
Charles King, farmer, Rockwoods
Oswald Henry Massey, farmer, Homily Farm
William OTtway, grocer and earthenware dealer; and Great Dunmow
Charles Richardson, farmer and landowner, Brook End and Brick House
William Root, farmer, Bayles Farm
Hastings Worrin, machine owner and farmer, Priory Lodge

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Dunmow Priory
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print published 1834

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

Little Dunmow - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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