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History of Wakes Colne >> Post Office Directory 1874
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:
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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Capt. Edward Brett, Fisher's Farm
Mrs. Brett, Colne Place
Mrs. Brett, Fisher's Farm
Rev. Philip James Honywood, B.A., Rectory
Henry Skingley, Wakes Hall
George Clarke Baker, miller and farmer, Colne Mill
Nathaniel Bland, farmer, Bleak Farm
Robert Lay, farmer, Lane Farm
Charles Bowyer, blacksmith
James Leatherdale, farmer
William Brome, Sunderland Arms PH
Thomas Lungley, shopkeeper
James Newby, farmer, Oak Farm
Mark Clouton, farmer
Anthony Patten, beer retailer, CoIne Green
William Patten, parish clerk
Jonathan Everett, butcher
Charles Green, farmer, Crepping
Elisha Pettit, farmer, Old House Farm
Charles Halls, farmer
Robert Poole, wheelwright
Miss Elizabeth Harrington, grocer
John Smith, farmer, Goodwin's Farm
David Johnson, farmer, Parker's Green
Henry Towell, farmer, Patrick's Farm
George William Grand, station master
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Wakes Colne - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Wakes Colne - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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