History of Thundersley
Weir Roundabout, Thundersley, c.1955
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Thundersley >> 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, he nearest census date for this 1874 directory is the 1871 census.
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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Peter Parmenter, parish clerk
Miss Jane Mansell Smith, school mistress
Rev. E.E. Baylee, B.D., curate in charge, Rectory
Samuel Baker, carpenter and wheelwright
Joseph Bull, White Hart PH
William Dean, farmer, Thundersley Lodge
Joseph Jenkins, beer retailer
John Lincoln, woodman
William Mayne, farmer, Little Tarpot
George Peacock, farmer, Dawes Heath
James Pratt, farmer, Dawes Heath
Henry Scudder, farmer
Samuel Shelley, wheelwright
George Smith, blacksmith
George Thorington, farmer, Dawes Heath
James Thorington, woodman and shopkeeper
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Thundersley - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Thundersley - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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