History of West Horndon

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Thorndon Hall .c1724.
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White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants

Right Hon. William Francis Henry Petre, Thorndon Hall
Charles Squier, farmer
John Weylie, gardener

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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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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White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.

Right Hon. William Bernard Petre, the present Lord Petre
Alexander Crawford, gardener
Charles Squire, farmer
Joseph Campbell, farmer
John Tyler, stud-groom
William Walker, farm bailiff

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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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.

You should also consider newspaper archives. With millions of pages now online, there is always the possibility of finding articles featuring your ancestors. Discover how to explore newspaper archives.

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

Lord Petre, Thorndon Hall
Rev. James Bamber, (Roman Catholic chaplain at Thorndon Hall)
Charles Squier, farmer, Barnard's Farm

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.

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.

You should also consider newspaper archives. With millions of pages now online, there is always the possibility of finding articles featuring your ancestors. Discover how to explore newspaper archives.

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West Horndon - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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West Horndon - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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