History of Little Waltham

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Bell Inn, Little Waltham, c.1965
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History of Little Waltham >> 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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Maurice William Bird, Waltham Hall
Maurice Henry Hollings Bird
Rev. Joseph Fowler, (Independent)
Arthur Goodchild
James Haslar
George Silvester, Blasford Hill
Edward Simmons, Foxtons
Rev. James Tweed, M.A., rector, Rectory
Joseph Wells, Woodhouse
George Bearsby, grocer and draper
Charles Frederick Bedford, Bell Inn
John Bedford, baker, and post office
John Burton, boot and shoe maker
James Campen, farmer, Belsteads
Phillip Cant, farmer
Henry Charge, saddler and harness maker
Absalom Cole, relieving officer and registrar of births and deaths for the Writtle district

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Little Waltham, c.1915
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Charles Darby, farmer, New Park Farm
Thomas Churchman Darby, agricultural implement maker and farmer, Pleshey Lodge, Pleshey
John Darby, farmer, Sheepcotes Farm
Arthur Goodchild, surgeon
William Joice, farmer, Stonage Farm
William Josling, cooper
Charles Linnett, thatcher
Joshua Mallett, miller and farmer Poole James, farmer, Pratts
James Reeve, wheelwright
George Skinner, boot and shoe maker
Henry Skinner, shopkeeper
Peter Snow, farmer, Long's Farm
Daniel Swallow, beer retailer Blasford Hill
Charles Taylor, wheelwright
Joseph Wells, brewer and farmer

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

Little Waltham - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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