History of Layer Marney

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St John the Baptist's Church, Layer Marney.
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History of Layer Marney >> 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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St. Mary's Church, Layer Marney © Copyright Footstepsphotos 2006. http://www.footstepsphotos.co.uk/index.html
St. Mary's Church, Layer Marney
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Miss Julia Welham, school mistress
Rev. Samuel Farman, rector, Rectory
Mrs. Tiffin
William Wilkin
Charles Blyth, farmer
Samuel Dennis, farmer
William Edwards, beer retailer
Charles William Everitt, White Horse Ph, and wheelwright
Jonathan Hutley, blacksmith and shopkeeper
Nathaniel Lavender, farmer
James Boys Ley, farmer, Almonds Farm
Stowers Sach, farmer
William Sparrow, Black Lion
Sampson Wood, farmer, Marney Tower

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Layer Marney - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Layer Marney - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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