History of Terling

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Terling Inn fomerly Rayleigh Arms PH, Terling.
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History of Terling >> 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:


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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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Lord Rayleigh, Terling Place
James Pearson, parish clerk
Henry Cawdron, school master
Arthur Robert Gooday, J.P.
Rev. Francis Thomas Hill, M.A., Rectory
Rev. Francis Moore (Independent)
William Alger, farmer
James Alliston, Rayleigh Arms PH
Edmund Ardley, cooper
George Bolton, farmer
Charles Bridge, farmer
William Bright, wheelwright
John Bruce, farmer
Mrs. Deborah Butcher, shopkeeper
Joseph Cousins, farmer
Henry Garland, farmer
Thomas Hammond, farmer

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John Harris, blacksmith
John Lewis, farmer
John Loker, agricultural implement agent
Henry Middleditch, beer retailer
Mrs. Louisa Middleditch, beer retailer
Charles Richardson, land steward
George Russell, shopkeeper
John Steele, butcher
Walter Tuff, farmer
Henry Turner, carpenter
Joseph Turner, bricklayer
Mrs. Sarah Walford, shopkeeper
John Wood, farmer, Sparrows
William Wright, tailor

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

Terling - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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