History of Purleigh

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History of Purleigh >> 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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Thomas Barnes
Charles Corder, Eastcrofts Cottage
Mrs. Sarah Ewen, Hill House
Rev. George Frederick Tamplin, M.A., curate, Rector
George Anger, farmer
Walter Banham, carpenter and builder
James Bonner, beer retailer
Frederick Borrett, shoe maker
Charles Brackenbury and John Brackenbury, farmers, Hoe Green Farm
Charles Brown, farmer, Wymark's Farm
James Brown, farmer
Edward Butters, Fox and Hounds PH
William Clarke, farmer, Purleigh Hall
Thomas Cripps, blacksmith
Mrs. Jane Croxon, Bell Inn PH, butcher
George Curtis, farmer
Richard Davis, farmer
Thomas Dennis, butcher
David Denny, beer retailer
Henry Dunn, shoe maker
William Flowers, farmer, Purleigh Lodge
Joseph Girling, farmer
William Grayling, grocer and draper
Charles Grimwade, shopkeeper
Joseph Francis Harvey, beer retailer, Round Bush
Norris Hobbs, farmer, Rookery Farm
Joseph Jarvis, shoe maker
Abraham James Keeling, blacksmith
Joseph Keys, pianoforte tuner
Daniel Knight, shoe maker
Charles Last, plumber and glazier
Charles Lutkin, baker and farmer
William Matthams, shoe maker
Daniel Mead, farmer, The Wick
James Nichols, farmer
Thomas Playle, wheelwright
Charles Raven, miller
George Raven, farmer, Walsh
Pattison Rutt, farmer, Avenals Farm
Sanders and Osborne, bakers
Abraham Taylo , farmer, Marsh House Farm
John Thurling, inspector of slaughter-houses
John Turner, bricklayer
Richard Morris Warren, builder, Burlington Cottages
George Wilkin, farmer, Walton's Hall
Thomas Worraker and Son, glocers and drapers

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

Purleigh - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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