History of Orsett

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Baker Street Windmill, Orsett. Now a private house.
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History of Orsett >>Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

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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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William Bell
Rev. James Bloomfield, B.D., J.P., rector
Mrs Brand
Rea Corbet
Samuel George Cripps, Orsett College
Rev. Thomas James, curate
William Talmash
John Wallis, sen.
Richard Baker Wingfield-Baker, J.P., Orsett Hall and 2 Lowndes Square, London S.W
William Archer, saddler
William Ashford, farmer
Charles Aylen, George Inn and posting house
George Biddell, surveyor and superintendent registrar
James Boatman, watch maker
Mrs. Mary Bray, Greyhound PH
James Bridge, butcher
Richard Bright, farmer, Baker Street
Eldred Buckingham, farmer
Henry Buckingham, butcher
John Carter, shoee maker, Baker Street
Golden Clark, grocer and wheelwright, Baker Street
Phillip Cole, King's Arms PH, Baker Street
Rea Corhet, surgeon
Samuel George Cripps, Orsett College
Simon Dansie, Swan PH
Mrs. Mary Eve, farmer
John Finch, wheelwright
Thomas Fordham, market gardener
William Goodyear, tailor
Mrs. Elizabeth Greenaway, farmer
Charles Howard, carpenter
Richard James, farmer
Stephen Judd, blacksmith
William Kimmings, wheelwright, Baker Street
George Larkin, builder, grocer and draper
William Manning, farmer
Samuel Newcome and Philip Newcome, farmers
Richard North, plumber
Mrs. Jane Oakley, shopkeeper
Henry Owers, shoe maker and shopkeeper, Baker Street
John Phillips, relieving officer
Joseph John Pigg, baker and corn dealer
Mrs. Elizabeth Powell, grocer, linen draper and postmistress
George Reeman, beer retailer
John Reeves, bricklayer
John Ridgewell, gardener
Joseph Roast, Crown PH
Richard Roberts, earthenware dealer
Henry Sackett, farmer, Baker Street
William Sackett, collector of poor rates
Samuel Sanders, baker and shopkeeper, Baker Street
Robert Schooling, shoe maker
Frederick Smith, farmer, Baker Street
George Sparrow, miller
Herbert Spitty, farmer
James Spurgeon, bricklayer
William Stock, Cock Inn PH
Joshua Stubbs, beer retailer
James Sutton, marine store dealer
Thomas Sutton, market gardener
Alfred Woollings, baker and corn dealer
George Woollings, farmer
William Woollings, miller and farmer, Baker Street
George Wordley, farmer

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Orsett - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Orsett - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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