History of Matching
Matching Green Chapel, c.1905
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History of Matching >> 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, he nearest census date for this 1874 directory is the 1871 census.
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.
My ancestor lived here at this time, but why aren't they listed here? Answer: Not everyone appeared in a trade directory. Please read our Trade Directories article.
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Rev. John Houghton, M.A., Vicarage
George Aries, shopkeeper
George Bennett, miller
Peter Brown, farmer
James Casidy, farmer
Mrs. Louisa Cornell, beer retailer
Thomas Davies, farmer
Alfred Dennis, beer retailer
Thomas Griffin, farmer, Househam Hall
John Hazlewood, farmer
Charles Martin, grocer and draper
Joseph Matthews Porter, farmer
Frederick Mills, shoe maker
Edward Walter Petts, farmer
Mrs. Elizabeth Polley, farmer
Stephen Poole, farmer, Matching Hall
Thomas Pratt, farmer and hurdle maker
Daniel Quare, farmer
Thomas Henry Quare, farmer
Brain Tudor Quare, maltster and farmer
George Rixon, shoe maker
John Saville, blacksmith
Joseph Silcock, beer retailer
Thomas Silcock, saddler
Miss Susanna Stone, farmer
William Tadgell, shopkeeper
Mrs. Sarah Wiffen, farmer
James Wood, shoe maker
William Wood, shopkeeper
William Wright, Fox PH
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Matching - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Matching - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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