History of Takeley

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History of Takeley >> 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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Rev. Robert Hart, M.A., Vicarage
Miss Hockley Caroline
Arthur Mumford, Street
Mrs. Patmore, Street
William Poole, Smith's Green
Frederick Standingford, Smith's Green
John Wragg, Mole Hill Green
Thomas Aylett, shopkeeper
William Aylett, farmer and landowner, Mole Hill Green
Charles Baines, farmer, Colchester Hall
James Baines, farmer, Grange's Farm
William Barltrop, blacksmith
Alfred Blake, Reindeer PH, Street
Henry Cass, Four Ashes Inn, and carpenter
William Chopping, shoe maker
Charles Clarance, farmer, Miller's Farm
Samuel Clark, beer retailer and miller
James Clarke, carpenter
Richard Flack, butcher, Street
John Frankham, farmer, Bambrows Green
Ralph Garratt, farmer, Jack's Green
Robert Garratt, farmer, Smith's Green
William Heard, wheelwright, Mole Hill Green
Albert Hockley, farmer, Cooper's Farm
Rufus Horsenail, bricklayer, Street
Robert Lambert, tailor, shopkeeper and post office
William Lambert, grocer and draper, Street
Julius Lawrence, farmer, Street
George Lawrence, grocer
Abraham Linsell, Green Man PH, Street
George Lord, coal agent, Smith's Green
William Notley, beer retailer, Smith's Green
William Orpen, farmer, Waltham Hall
John William Patmore, farmer and landowner, Old House Farm
Edward Perry, blacksmith, Smith's Green
John Peter, farmer, Brewer's end
Barnabas Pettitt, farmer, Warish Hall
Henry Piper, beer retailer and miller, Street
Robert Potter, farmer, Parker's Farm
Charles Rallings, beer retailer and farmer, Mole Hill Green
Robert Speller, shoe maker, Street
Thomas Speller, family grocer, draper, etc. Street
James Staines , farmer and beer retailer, Bambrows Farm
Henry Stokes, Lion and Lamb PH
Mrs. Mary Stokes, grocer and draper
James White, farmer and landowner
John White, flour and corn dealer, Street
William Wild, tailor and beer retailer, Bambrows Green
Robert Willy, wheelwright
James Wybrow, farmer, Taylor's Farm Street

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Takeley - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Takeley - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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