History of Roydon

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History of Roydon >> 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.

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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James Baltrop, parish clerk
Edmund Howell, station master
Miss Hannah Smith, school mistress
Miss Amelia Mason, school mistress
James Goddard
Rev. Henry Lee, independent
William Mason
Rev. Alfred Pyne, B.A., vicar, Vicarage
Joseph Sibley, Broadley House
James Adams, farmer
John Akers, farmer, Roydon Temple
Thomas Aylott, New Inn PH
James Barltrop, blacksmith
Mrs. Amy Brown, Fox and Goose, Roydon Hamlet
James Camp, White Hart PH
Simon Cannon, saddler
James Challis, beer retailer
James Challis, Green Man PH, Roydon Hamlet
George Coleman, farmer, Roydon Hamlet
Abraham Cook, shoe maker
James Cook, Fish and Eels
John Philip Cornell, farmer, Low Hill
Samuel Davy, miller
Samuel Dowsett, blacksmith
James Fairchild, bricklayer
George Green, wheelwright
Thomas Hills, carpenter
John Holmes, farmer, Roydon Hamlet
Joseph Holmes, farmer, Roydon Lea
Alfred Housden, beer retailer
Edmund Large, Temple Inn PH
William John Lawrence, baker
William Henry Legerton, farmer, Tyler's Cross
John Littlechild, farmer
Thomas Moore, butcher
Robert Neale, baker and shopkeeper
John Pamphilon, plumber and glazier
Joseph Parish, farmer, Nether Hall
Harcourt Runnacles, brick maker, and Halstead
John Saling, blacksmith, Roydon Hamlet
James Sessions, farmer, Low Hill
William Taylor, carpenter
Thomas Traveller, beer retailer
John Webb, farmer
John Wilson, Black Swan PH
Edward Wood, farm bailiff

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

Roydon - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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