Lawn Lane, Springfield, 1906Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Springfield >> 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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Robert Gorton Coombe
Henry George Crabb, The Hall
Charles Croxon, Reddings
Mrs. Mary Dines
Rev. Charles Sweet Escott, B.A. vicar
Thomas Jackson, Bridgemans
Rev. George Wesley, (Baptist)
Mrs. Mary Anne Alliker, farmer
Henry Argent, blacksmith
Robert Aylett, wheelwright
Thomas Baxter, Blacksmith
Mrs. Rhoda Chapman, shopkeeper
Charles Chenery, shopkeeper
Charles Collins, carpenter
Robert Gorton Coombe, surgeon and registrar of births and deaths
Clark Cooper, farmer
Clark Cooper, jun., grocer Co-operative Industrial Society (William Ford, manager), grocers
Henry George Crabb, farmer, The Hall
James Cracknell, farmer, Lincolns
Charles Croxon, farmer, Reddings
Mrs. Elizabeth Dines, straw hat and bonnet maker
Samuel Dines, farm bailiff to Robert Page, esq. Marsh House
Joseph Dowsett, bricklayer
Edward Drew, bricklayer
Joseph English, shoe maker
Alfred Hart, grocer and draper
Edward Albert Hart, grocer and draper
Stephen Hart, grocer and draper
Mrs. Elizabeth Hedgley, farmer, Dots Mellons
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Henry Hubbard, marine store dealer
James Jackson, farmer, Leggetts
James Jackson, farmer, Sampsons
Mrs. Mary Jackson, farmer
Thomas Jackson, farmer and landowner, Bridgemans
Thomas Lay, baker
George Metcalfe, farm bailiff to Edward North, parish clerk
Page Charles, The Grange
John William Osborne, plumber and painter
John Park Payne, farm bailiff to James Gale
Mrs, Mary Payne, dame school
Thomas Fletcher Peacock, baker
Mrs. Lydia Pearson, Cock PH
Miss Eliza Playle, milliner
James Pond, baker and postmaster
William Pond, carrier
Potter and Mitson, shoe makers
William Raven, proprietor of thrashing machine
Alfred Rayner, saddler
Arthur George Rayner, Cap and Feathers PH
James Harris Rodda, carpenter
Thomas Sewell, grocer and draper
John Sexton, shopkeeper
Francis Simpson, Swan PH
Mrs. Mary Skingsley, straw hat and bonnet maker
William Spurgin, agricultural implement agent
Robert John Taylor, plumber, painter and glazier
John Turner, farmer, Hill Farm
Marshall Turner, farmer, East Hyde
Thomas Wildish, baker
John Wright, butcher and carrier
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