Ancestors lost in the crowd?
New to family history research?
Perhaps these articles on our website may help:
Census 1841 - 1911
Birth, Death and Marriage Registration
The London Gazette
History of Runwell
History of Runwell >> 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, the nearest census date for this 1874 directory is the 1871 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:
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.
You should also consider newspaper archives. With millions of pages now online, there is always the possibility of finding articles featuring your ancestors. Discover how to explore newspaper archives.
William Wright, parish clerk
Rev. James Henry Harris, M.A., rector
Thomas Kemble, J.P., New Runwell Hall
John Bentley, farmer
Mrs. George Boosey, Quart Pot PH
Abraham Carter, carpenter
Samuel Cousins, farmer, Runwell Hall
Samuel Davey, farmer
James Forman, farmer
William Mott, farmer
George Williams, assistant overseer
Joseph Williams, farmer
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