History of Weeley

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Methodist Church, Weeley.
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History of Weeley >> 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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Rev. William Yorick Smythies, M.A., Hill Side House
Baron Tettenborn
Rev. William Thorpe, M.A., Rectory
John Weeley, Manor House
Mrs Weeley, Manor House
Thomas Barker, farmer
Robert Bloom, saddler and shopkeeper
Edward Blowers, seedsman, etc.
John Blowers, grocer and draper
Mrs. Annahella Bridgeman, dress maker
Samuel Butler, news agent
William Butler, chimney sweeper
Alfred Byles, brewer
Thomas Canham, jun., Black Boy PH
Thomas Canham, agricultural implement maker
William Catchpope, baker
Albert Capon, relieving officer
William Deaves, blacksmith, Heath
James Elliston, shoe maker
Joseph Gifford, farmer, Hawk Farm
John Green, farmer, Heath
Thomas Grimwood, miller and farmer
James Allen Harris, farmer, Ash Farm
William Hayhoe, chimney sweeper
Peter Baines Hicks, farmer, Brick House
Hubert John Holmes, carpenter and wheelwright
John King, beer retailer
Joseph Lait, parish clerk
George Lilley, wheelwright and farmer, Heath
William Manning, cattle dealer
James Margerum, baker
William May, farmer, Gutteridge Hall Farm
John Mills, shoe maker
Henry Page, Railway Inn PH
Francis Palmer, shoe maker
James Pattrick, cattle dealer
Jacob Plane, seedsman and farmer
Thomas Rout, farmer, Rose Cottage
Thomas Simmonds, farmer
Frederick Smith, farmer
James Smith, beer retailer
Peter Smith, brick and drain tile maker
Joseph Stephens, cattle dealer
William Edward Thorpe, farmer, Pond Farm
James Ward, shopkeeper, Heath
William Webb, butcher
Charles Woodcock, station master

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

Weeley - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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