Postcard of Shenfield Station c.1910
History of Shenfield >> Post Office Directory 1874
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.
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William Gibbs Bartleet, Park House
Charles Burgess, Shenfield Cottage
William Burgess, Glantham House
Edward Courage, Shenfield Place
John Davies, Mill Hill Cottage
James Wynn Downing, Trevethan
Mrs. Espinsse, Common
Rev. Thomas Pattinson Ferguson, M.A., rector, Rectory
William Forster, Ivy House
Francois Edward Hely, Common
Mrs. Lafont Cornsland, Villa
Mrs. Manley, Cottage Place
Miss Mayhew, Common
Miss Moss, The Lodge
William Mitchell Moss, The Lodge
Mrs. Newman, Common
Captain W. James Newton
Mrs. Radcliffe, Mill House
Miss Rye, Cottage Place
Col. R.A. Stewart, Shenfield Villa
Countess Tasker, Middleton Hall
Miss Tower, Cottage Place
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Ashley Adkins, shoe maker
Miss Ann Barhman, ladies' boarding school, Shenfield House
George Boreham, bird stuffer
Daniel Brown, beer retailer
James Cook, Green Dragon PH
John Cumbers, farmer, Brick House Farm
George Evans, beer retailer
John Felgate, farmer
William Foker, Fox PH
Charles Harrison, farmer, Canterbury Farm
William Ives Dunning, beer retailer
Jeremiah Lagdon, farmer
Henry Lawrence, veterinary surgeon
John Littlechild, Eagle and Child PH
Charles Osborn, pig-dealer, Common
George Osborn, pig-dealer, Common
James Osborn, carpenter, Common
Thomas Osborn, Artichoke PH, Common
William Osborn, pig-dealer, Common
Benjamin Pizzey, wood turner
Samuel Pye, beer retailer, Common
Henry William Ray, blacksmith
Charles Roffey, miller, Common
Ricard Stock, farmer
Miss Ann Thompson, baker and shopkeeper
William Henry Walker, farmer, Shenfield Hall
William Whitby, butcher
John White, builder
John Taylor Winterbon, builder
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Shenfield - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Shenfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805 (map damaged)
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