History of Saffron Walden

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History of Saffron Walden >> 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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William Ackland, Fitzroy, Audley End Road
Henry Archer, South Road
Rev. Lindsey Thomas Badcock (General Baptist), Hill Street
Samuel Beard, jnr., High Street
Rev. Thomas Calvert Beasley, M.A., vicar, Vicarage
Joseph Bell, Church Street
James Gordon Bellingham, Church Street
Misses Blenkinsop, High Street
Rt. Hon. Lord Braybrooke, J.P. Audley End House
Mrs. Burrows, High Street
Mrs. Butterfield, Audley End Road
John Clarke, The Roos
Joseph Clarke, F.S.A., The Roos
Joshua Clarke, Fairy Croft, Audley End Road
Mrs. Clayden, King Street
Rev Daniel John Cooke, M.A., curate, Abbey Lane
Mrs. Cornwall,South Road
David Dickson, East Street
John Green Emson, High Street
Mrs. Emson, sen. High Street
Mrs. Erswell, Common
Mrs. Erswell, High Street
Rev. Alfred Enoch Fowler, B.A., High Street
William Bennett Freeland, High Street
Thomas Westrope Gayton, The Tower, Sewards End; and at 2 Eaton Place, Brighton
Edmund Birch Gibson, Elm Grove, Audley End Road
George Stacey Gibson, Hill House, High Street
Mrs. Gibson, High Street
Rev. William Gillson, (Baptist), Audley End Road
Miss Green, High Street
Thomas Day Green, London Road
Mrs. Griffinhoofe, Church Street
Charles Ash Hacker, High Street
Edward Harley, Church Street
Rev. Robert Henry Horrocks (Primitive Methodist), South Road
Thomas Adams Jay, Common
Thomas Johnson, South Road
Thomas Rider Johnson, Church Street

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Alfred Nicholas Jones, High Street
George King, High Street
Simeon John King, Castle Street
Mrs. Leatherdale, High Street
Misses Leonard, Little Church Street
Samuel Hartford Lury, High Street
Frederick Marten, Copthall
Martin Nockolds, High Street
Miss Nockolds, High Street
Mrs. Nockolds, Castle Hill House
Mrs. Ogilby, South Road
Richard William Parry, Long Lane
Rev. Frederick Pollard (Independent), Gold Street
George Porteous, Bellevue, Debden Road
William Rand, Audley End
John Stephenson Robson, Linden Lodge, London Road
Joseph John Robson, Falcon Grove, Audley End Road
Walter Robson, Debden Road
Mrs. Rule, Bridge Road
Rev. Charles Henry Scott, B.A., curate, High Street
Mrs. Simonds, Church Street
Thomas Simpson, Market Hill
Mrs. Smith, High Street
Mrs. Spurgin, Church Street
Miss Starling, Church Street
Nainby Starling, Freshwell House, Horn Lane
William Starling, High Street
Henry Stear, Market Place
George Stokes, High Street
Walter Edward Stokes, Audley End Road
Mrs. Swift, High Street
Herbert Taylor, Market Place
Joseph Lecand Taylor, Farmadine House
Mrs. Thomas, Serge Lane
Benjamin Tomson Thurgood, The Grove
Richard Driver Thurgood, South Road
William Thurgood, High Street Mrs. Traylen, High Street

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Saffron Walden - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Saffron Walden - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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