Thorndon Hall .c1724.Image from 'Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland' courtesy of the British Library on Flickr. NKCR
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:
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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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:
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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