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 Murray Tuke, Windmill Hill
Charles Martin Wade, London Road
Mrs. Ward, London Road
Francis Fawcett Welsh, Church Street
James Willis, High Street
Robert Wills, Church Street
Mrs. Youngman, Audley End Road
Andrew Adams, tailor, Gold Street
Mrs. Sarah Anderson, beer retailer, Copthall
George Archer, 8hopkeeper, Castle Street
Henry George Archer, butcher, King Street
James Archer, farmer, London Road
William Archer, coach maker, High Street
William Armstrong, watch maker, Church Street
Mrs. Mary Bacon, beer retailer, East Street
David Baldry, farmer, St. Aylotts
Mrs. Ann Banks, farmer, Sewards End
Thomas Bareham, grocer and draper and agent for Gilbey's wines and spirits, High Street
Buttress Barker, farmer, Sewards End
Mrs. Elizabeth Barker, Crown PH, Little Walden
James Barker, confectioner, Market Hill
William Barker, butcher, Church Street
George Hayden Barnard, coal merchant, High Street; residence, Newport
Thomas Barnard, tailor, High Street
Charles Barnshaw, cabinet maker. Bridge Street
John Barrett, beer retailer, Castle Street
Mrs. Barrett, ladies' seminary, Cambridge House, High Street
William Barrett, hair dresser, Hill Street
David Barton, clothier, Market Place
Benjamin Beans, rope, twine and sack maker, Castle Street
Samuel Beard and Son, drapers, High Street
William Bell and Sons, builders and contractors; and at Cambridge
William Bell and Sons, timber merchants, etc.
Arthur Bird, boot maker, Castle Street
Charles Bird, carrier, Museum Street

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Castle Street, Saffron Walden.
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Hezekiah Bird, furniture dealer, East Street
Samuel Bird, furniture broker, High Street
Charles Bocock, linen and woollen draper, Market Row
Robert Benjamin Bolton, corn dealer, Little Walden Road
Edward Brand, boot maker, Market Place
Robert William Brand, farmer, Birds Farm, Little Walden
Thomas Brand, boot maker, High Street
Edward Read Brook, miller, Copthall Mill
Thomas Brown, beer retailer, Gold Street
Thomas Brown, dyer, George Street
James Cropley Bunten, plumber, George Street
Alfred Buller, stone mason, Church Street
Robert Burch, chemist and dentist, High Street
Mrs. Susanna Burningham, dress maker, Market Row
John Burton, saddler and harness maker, High Street
Obadiah Bush, baker, Park Place
David Butcher, shopkeeper, High Street
Joseph Butcher, baker, Copthall
Mrs. Ann Isabella Butterfield, hair dresser and fancy repository, Market Place
Henry Byatt, baker, Castle Street
James Byatt, brazier, Bridge Street
Benjamin Andrews Camp, baker, London Road
Thomas Peter Canning, grocer, Market Row
Chadwick and Watson, coal merchants, Railway Road
John Kitson Chadwick, Railway Arms PH, Railway Road
William Chalk, Patmore and Thomas, coal merchants and agents for Great Eastern Railway Co., Gold Street
Charles Chamberlain, blacksmith, Castle Street
William Chater, nurseryman, seedsman and florist, Wa1den Nursery
John Clarke, farmer, Roos Farm
Joshua Clarke, maltster, 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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