History of Rayne
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History of Rayne >> 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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Samuel Hance, parish clerk
John Thompson Dales, station master
Rev. William Spence Hemming, M.A., Rectory
Frederick Crompton Lake
Mrs. Samnuel Newman
Oswald Robert Newman
Richard Andrews, farmer, Old Hall
Thomas Bateman, builder and cooper
George Alfred Brunwin, farmer
Thomas Brunwin, farmer, Goulds
William Cornell, boot maker
Henry Darby, farmer, Broadfields
Thomas Davey, farmer, Rayne Lodge
Robert Dodd, shopkeeper
Peter Dyer, shoe maker
William Fuller, baker
Mrs. Mary Ann Hardy, farmer, Rayne Hall
Thomas Hawkes, grocer
George Keys, Black Swan PH
Mrs. Charlotte Fanny Laszell, Cherry Tree PH
Samuel Ludbrook, blacksmith
Oswald Robert Newman, brewer
William Smith Newman, farmer, Mount's Farm
Henry Page, beer retailer
Joseph Potter, blacksmith
Thomas Rolfe, miller and farmer, Pound
John Stammers, baker
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Rayne - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Rayne - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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