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History of North Stifford (Stifford) >> 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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William Philip Beech, Stifford Lodge
Charles Moss, Ford Place
Rev. William Palin, M.A., J.P. for Essex and Kent, rector
George Bowley, blacksmith
John Choppin, farmer
Frederick Clark, grocer
George William Clark, grocer
John Edward Davies, farmer
Mrs. Susan Fitch, Dog and Partridge PH
Mrs. Sarah Holland, farmer
Joseph Posford, wheelwright
Frederick Wagstaff, farmer, Coppid Hall
Mrs. Jane Wagstaff, farmer, Stifford Clays
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