History of Thaxted

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Town Street, Thaxted, c.1950
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History of Thaxted >> 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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Mrs. Daniel
Franklin Arthur Chaffer
David Johnston
Rev. John Lay, (Baptist)
James Norris
Peter Phillips
Rev. Joseph Cowell Rook, (Independent)
Walter Stubbing
Rev. George Edward Symonds, M.A. J.P., vicar
George Samuel Watson
Mrs. West, Horham Hall
William Ambrose, farmer, Dairy Green
James Andrews, farmer, Goldens
Mordecai Charles Andrews, brewer, maltster and wool dealer
Arthur Audus, grocer and draper
John Bunyard Baker, Swan commercial hotel, and brewer, Swan brewery
Reynor Barker, blacksmith
Richard Barker, beer retailer
Walter Barker, Star Inn
Reuben Barltrop, blacksmith, Cutler's Green
Abraham Barnard, farmer and cattle dealer, Totman's
John Barnard, farmer, Copthall
Mrs. Martha Barnard, fancy repository
Robert Barnard, farmer, Monk Street Farm
Thomas Barnard, farmer, Yardleys
Samuel Barrett, grocer and draper
Samuel Darrett, shopkeeper
William Bass, shoe maker
Mrs. Mary Bayford, clothes dealer
Thomas Belsham, Fox and Hounds PH, and miller
John Bowtell, furniture broker
Mrs. Mary Ann Bowtell, glover
Isaac Bright, blacksmith
Frederick Edward Britton, butcher
Joseph Brock, farmer, Gladwyns
Charles Bunting, cattle dealer
John Bush, shoe maker
Charles Campbell, hair dresser
George Cannon, farmer, Hill Farm
William Caton, shoe maker
Daniel Chaffer, wool dealer
Henry James Chaffer, fellmonger and farmer
Samuel Choat, Sun PH, and carrier
Arthur William Clarance, miller
George Clark, coal dealer and carrier
Cole Brothers, builders, contractors and general merchants
Joseph Cooper, millwright
Benjamin Cornell, grocer and draper
Henry Cornell, corn dealer and farmer
MissHenrietta Crabb, dress maker
Joseph Crisp, farmer, Mill Hill
Davies and Ratcliff, builders
Arthur Davies, farmer, Armigers
Charles Davies, tailor
William Davies, farmer, Sharpes Farm
Arthur Day, baker
John Dennison, tea dealer
Charles Everitt, shoe maker
Mrs. Hannah Everitt, grocery dealer
Thomas Franklin and Son, auctioneers
Wil1iam Franklin, farmer, Park Farm
Miss Laura Freeman, day school
Mrs. John Giblin, farmer, Morgan's
Peter Gilder, farmer, Howe's Hall

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John Grout, Saracen's Head PH
George Halls, farmer, Water Hall Harvey Brothers, farmers
Henry Harvey, farmer, Hill Farm
John Hills, jun., butcher, Bardfield End
Miss Sarah Hockley, farmer, Bardfield End
Joseph Holland, farmer
Woodhams Ketley and Brock, farmers and millers, Sibley's Green
George Lee, confectioner
George Constable Leech, tailor
Taylor Leeder, farmer, Richmond's Farm
William Thomas Leeder, farmer, Yardley Hall
John Richard Lewis, relieving officer
Samuel Lindsell, shoe maker
Miss Elizabeth Mascall, dress maker
John Moore, bricklayer
James Neville, farmer, Bardfield End
Robert Neville, farmer, Buckinghams
Samuel Neville, shoe maker
John Henry Nevitt, tailor
Mrs. Eliza Newell, saddler and harness maker
Joseph Newell, insurance agent
Joseph Newell, saddler and harness maker

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

Thaxted - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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