History of Tollesbury

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History of Tollesbury >> 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. William Anstey, independent
Rev..John Casson Battersby, M.A., vicar
Mrs Easter, Elysian cottage
Capt.R.R. Isherwood, J.P., Guisney court
Charles Anthony, baker
Henry Anthony, blacksmith
William Anthony, King's Head PH
David Banham, farmer, Tudwick
Frederick Banyard, oyster merchant
George Banyard, shopkeeper
John Banyard, shopkeeper
Richard Banyard, Hoy PH, and bricklayer
William Banyard, Plough and Sail PH, and oyster merchant
Mrs. Marqaret Bowles, oyster merchant and beer retailer
John Bowles, oyster merchant
Mrs.Sarah Bowles, shopkeeper
Theophilus Calver, assistant overseer and rate collector
Adam Elisha Chatterson, oyster merchant
James Clark, agricultural machine owner
James Drake, shipwright
Thomas Dudley, blacksmith

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Miss Rosetta Frost, dress maker
Pearson Golding, farmer
Walter Golding, farmer
Charles Harrison, shoe maker
George Harvey, baker
William Howe, saddler
Alfred Ledgerton, farmer, Rons
Samuel Ledgerton, wheelwright
Miss Alethea Lewis, straw bonnet maker
Zachariah Lewis, shipwright
George May, boot and shoe maker
John Posford, miller and farmer
George Root, farmer, Bouchiers Hall
Joseph Root, farmer, High Hall
Frederick Seabrook, farmer, Carrington Farm
George Sharp, farmer, Garlands
Richard Solly, jun., farmer, Bohun's Hall
William Walford, shopkeeper
Miss Mariah Weavers, tailor and shopkeeper
Weavers Ucal, Hope PH, and carrier
William Went, farmer and grazier
Charles Edward White, farmer, Mill Farm
George Woombwell and James Woombwell, farmers, Borehams

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

Tollesbury - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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