History of Thaxted

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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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James Norris, farmer, Folly Mill
Charles Palmer, gardener
William Palmer, gardener
John Peacock, farmer, Mill Hill
John Percival, wheelwright, Cutler's Green
Joseph Prior, farmer and, carrier
James Ramsey, shoe maker
Orlando Emanuel Ratcliff, plumber and builder William Ridgewell, Cock hotel, posting and commercial house
William Rogers, Rose and Crown Inn
George Hurrell Rolph, castrator
Robert Blackman Ruffle, farmer, Rails
James Rust, chemist
William Saunders, King's Head Inn
George Savill, beer retailer
Joseph Savill, baker
Joseph Savill, farmer
Joseph Scruby, farmer, Parsonage Farm
Abraham Smith, farmer, Thaxted Lodge
John Smith, farmer, Hunts Farm

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Mrs. Rebecca Smith, beer retailer, Cutler's Green
Samuel Smith, farmer, East End
Charles Stone, baker
Mrs. Matilda Stone, ladies' school
William Tarrant, grocer and draper
Josiah Tiffen, shoe maker
William Townsend, maltster and farmer
John Tredgett, farmer, Claypits
James Turner, blacksmith
Benjamin Tyler, farmer, Freeman's Farm
Peter Tyler, farmer, Goddard's Farm
William Webb, watch maker
John Underwood, corn dealer and assistant overseer
Wiart and Luttman (Mesdames), ladies' boarding school
Thomas Unwin, cooper
James Willis, farmer, Terriers
Josiah Ward, veterinary surgeon
John Wisbey, beer retailer and cattle dealer
George Samuel Watson, surgeon
Harry Wright, bricklayer

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

Thaxted - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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