History of West Bergholt
St. Mary's Church, West Bergholt. (consecrated 1904)
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History of West Bergholt >> 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, he nearest census date for this 1874 directory is the 1871 census.
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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James Kidby, parish clerk and school master
Elizabeth Kidby, school mistress
James Derbyshire, school master
Brett Daniell, Heath house
William Wilberforce Daniell, Spreading Oak farm
Rev. Frederic Sims, B.A., Rectory
Rowland Taylor, The Chesnuts
Rev. John Whitby
John Thompson Argent and Son, millers and farmers
Charles Arthy, relieving officer and registrar of births and deaths
Thomas Balls, farmer
Edward Barrow, hay and straw dealer
Jeremiah Beardwell, beer retailer
Thomas Beardwell, farmer
Robert Bradbrook, farmer, Cook's hall
William Byfield, butcher
John Cant, boot and shoe maker
William Clayden, shopkeeper
Brabrook Daniell, famer, Hill house
Thomas Daniell & Son, brewers and maltsters, Spreading Oak farm
Thomas Brett Daniell,vinegar merchant
Alfred Diss, builder and contractor
Hezekiah Sadler Francis, farmer
Walter Garing, baker
James Hampsted, beer retailer
James Howe, grocer and postmaster
Henry Jones, brick and tile maker, and farmer
Elijah Ladbrook, wheelwright
Mrs. Mary Lambert, farmer, High Tree farm
Johm Thomas Langford, surveyor to the Lexden and Winstree Highway Board
George Moss, grocer and carrier
Samuel Mussett, bricklayer
Charles Page, farmer
Elijah Page, farmer
Benjamin Partridge, farmer
Moss Rose, wheelwright and blacksmith
William Rose, cattle dealer
William Ruffell, grocer
Edward Seaborn, grocer and farmer
James King Seaborn, builder, wheelwright and blacksmith
John Seaman, bricklayer
John Seymour, White Hart
Samuel Simpson, gardener
George Ward, farmer
James West, farmer
George Wright, cattle dealer and farmer
John M Wright, farmer, Armoury farm
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West Bergholt - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
West Bergholt - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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