History of Virley
Remains of St Mary's Church, Virley.
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History of Virley >> Directories 1848 and 1874
White's Directory of Essex 1848
The Farmers are Henry Blyth, Great Paynes; John Blyth, Barns Hall; Executors of Gideon Heard, Virley Hall; Mary Ann Palmer, shoemaker and victualler, White Hart; and William Tiffin, butcher and blacksmith.
Note: the directories on this page list 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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If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1848 directory is the 1851 census.
White's Directory of Essex 1863
Charles Hunwick, blacksmith
John Blyth; h Tolleshunt Knights
Joseph Leatherdale, victualler, White Hart
Joseph Payne, Virley Hall
Henry Slyth, Great Pains
Charles Stowers Sach, (and Layer Marney)
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1863 directory is the 1861 census.
Post Office Directory of Essex 1874
John Payne, farmer
John Sexton, miller
George French, farm bailiff
Thomas Bright, blacksmith
Robert Murrell, White Hart PH
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.
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Virley - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Virley - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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