History of Virley

Remains of St Mary's Church, 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.

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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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. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:

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White's Directory of Essex 1863

Charles Hunwick, blacksmith
John Blyth; h Tolleshunt Knights
Joseph Leatherdale, victualler, White Hart

Farmers.
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. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:

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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, 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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Essex Standard Newspaper

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

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Virley - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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