Oak Inn, Tiptree, formerly Messing.© Copyright Robert Edwards contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
History of Messing >> Post Office Directory 1874
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:
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. C. Spencer Gordon, B.A. vicar
Richard Edward Rann, Hill House
Charles Robert Reeve, B.A., curate in charge
William Bigg, farmer
William Thomas Brown, carpenter
Alfred Burls, wheelwright
John Cowlin, saddler and shopkeeper
Thomas Cowling, farmer
Dean and Pedley, farmers
William Dowsett, blacksmith
George Green, baker
Henry Harvey, general dealer
James Harvey, boot and shoe maker, and post office
Jeffrey Harvey, King's Head PH
Edward Moore, farmer, The Lodge
John Moore, farmer, Harborough Hall
Mrs. Louisa Moore, farmer, Boucher's Hall
John Moss, seedsman and farmer
Nathan Newby, grocer and draper
William Thomas Polley, saddler and harness maker
Hayward Henry Rush, maltster and farmer
William Sach, King's Arms PH
Henry Sibley, farmer
James Smith, farmer, Hill House
George South, boot and shoe maker
James Springett, Prince of Wales PH, and dealer
Samuel Thorn, Crown Inn PH, bricklayer and builder
William Tyrell, Queen's Head PH
James Unwin, Oak Inn PH
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