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History of Stock >> 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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Edward Samuel Bean
Rev. Edward John Edison, M.A., rector, Rectory
Rev. Thomas Fallside, Roman Catholic
William Gillow, Lilystone Hall
Rev. Thomas Osborne, Independent
John Atkins, baker
Mrs. Sophia Beadle, farmer
John Bird, painter and glazier
Isaac Blyth, farmer, Bellmans
John Brazier, drillman
Joseph Clover, miller
Miss Jane Corker, seminary
William Draper, shopkeeper
Mrs. Sarah Fanny Hempleman, farmer, Brook Farm
Alfred Hunt, butcher
Henry Jarvis, bricklayer and shopkeeper
William Low, baker
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James Madle, market gardener
Alfred Makings, saddler and harness maker
Charles Martin, cowkeeper
James Mott, boot and shoe maker
Isaac Norris, baker
Allen John Pate, farmer, Scriveners
John Scott, farmer
James Sewell, pork butcher
John Stock, farmer, Brock Farm
Joseph Thorogood, farmer
John Warner, wheelwright
Joseph White, beer retailer
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