History of Rettendon

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History of Rettendon >> Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

For Battlesbridge, also see Rawreth.

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:


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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.

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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Miss Price, school mistress
William Merryfield Meeson, Rettondon Place
Mrs. Rebecca Richens
Rev. Samuel Wilkes Waud, M.A., rector
John Barnard, blacksmith
William Belcher, farmer
Walter Bell, farmer, Hayes's Farm
James George Benson, shopkeeper
John Bone, carpenter
William Bone, carpenter
Richard Bourne, farmer
George Brown, blacksmith
John Brown, farmer, Hall Farm
William Clark, wheelwright
Henry Cooper, baker, Battlesbridge
Joseph Drory, farmer
William Enwright, beer retailer
Thomas Green, Bell PH, rettendon Common
William Harrod, beer retailer
Joseph Havers, beer retailer, Battlesbridge
Katharine Jenkins, farmer and shopkeeper
John Kendal, butcher
Stephen Kendal, farmer and assistant overseer
Edward Mann, Hawk, and farmer, Battlesbridge
Richard Mannington, farmer, Mill Farm
William Taylor Meeson, coal and lime merchant, Battlesbridge
Solomon Oddy, shopkeeper
Frederick Paril, farmer, Hide Hall
William Parker, farmer, Pound Farm
William Pavitt, farmer
William Larence Pitts, grocer and draper, Battlesbridge
John Rackham, farmer, Tabrums farm
Brothers Shaw, bakers and grocers
James Wright, beer retailer
Samuel Wright, farmer

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

Rettendon - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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