History of Toppesfield

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Village pump, Toppesfield.
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History of Toppesfield >> 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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William Manning, parish clerk and tailor
Charles Lane, school master
Rev. Charles John Gooch, M.A., J.P., Rectory
Mrs. Woodleys Steward
Joseph Ashby, farmer, Woodleys
George Barker, blacksmith and wheelwright
George Barker, jun., miller
John Barrel, farm bailiff
James Butcher, grocer and draper
Daniel Chatters, shoe maker
Benjmain Clarke, farmer, Flowers Hall
George Clarke, farmer, Haxells
Robert Cutler, farmer
Charles Darby, farmer, Bradfields
Daniel Downs, farmer, Meekins
Mrs. Charlotte Dowsett, shopkeeper
Hezekiah Dowsett, carpenter
Mrs. Susan Eley, farmer, Barwick Farm
William Firmin, higgler
Mrs. Mary Freeborn, farmer, Cust Hall
George Goodchild, farmer, Gunses
Robert Hardy, grocer and draper
Thomas Hardy, farmer, Gaynsfords
William Harrington, farmer, Hill Farm
Robert Hutton, farmer, Toppesfield Hall
Alfred Letch, beer retailer and shoe maker
William Manning, tailor
Isaac Marsh, farmer, Le-Hearse
Charles Markning, M.R.C.V.S., veterinary surgeon
Henry Metson, farmer, Goosleve
James Metson, farmer, Mill Farm
Joseph Metson, farmer, Mortimore's
William Metson, blacksmith
Edward Mumford, thrashing machine owner
Charles Seaman, Green Man PH
John Smee, shopkeeper
John Smith, farm bailiff
Lewis Steward, miller
William White, blacksmith
Walter Whitlock, farmer, Grays

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

Toppesfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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