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 Sheering
History of Sheering >> 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.
Jacob Tadgell, parish clerk
Miss Mary Peachey, school mistress
Mrs. Barnard, Sheering Mill
Thomas Bridge, Clyde House
Clayton William Glyn, J.P., Durrington House
Rev. Edward Hill, M.A., rector
John Stock, Cowicks
Mrs. Ann Mary Brace, Railway Inn PH
Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, shopkeeper
Reuben Chapman, wheelwright
William Ebdy, Old Cock PH, and carpenter
Isaac Griggs, farmer
Charles Hazlewood, farmer
Frederick Houghton, farmer, Sheering Hall
Miss Fanny Hutchin, blacksmith
Jonathan Linsell, beer retailer and baker
Misses Jane Mitchell and Mary Mitchell, shopkeepers
Daniel Perry, Crown PH
James Charles Prior, carpenter and beer retailer
John Rattee, butcher
Mrs. Elizabeth Stallibrass, farmer
William Whitnall, farmer
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Are your ancestors from this location? Why not tell us their story. When were they here? Who were they? What they did they do? Where did they go? Have you an interesting story to tell about them?
Go to the home page of the parish, village or town, and follow the 'My Ancestors' link halfway down the page.