History of White Colne

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Main Road, White Colne, c.1955
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History of White Colne >> Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

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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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George Higgleton, parish clerk
Miss Laura Nursey, school mistress
James Brown, station master
Miss Duddell, Rose Cottage
Rev. George John Taylor, M.A., Vicarage
Philip Buck, baker and seed grower
Thomas Butcher, farmer, Countess Cross
William French, farmer
Joseph Hicks, farmer and landowner, Berwick farm
Benjamin Johnson, King's Head PH
John Kerlogue, shopkeeper
Samuel Lee, shoe maker
Edward Legerton, farmer, Little Loveney Hall
James Patten, coal dealer
Bernard Pilgrim, farmer
Deborah Pilgrim, farmer, Catley's Farm
Frederick Prewer, farmer, Bart Hall
George Ringer, shoe maker
Henry Sparks, blacksmith
Charles Wells, farmer
Frederick Wiltshire, seed grower
Alfred Wing, farmer, Instep
William Wood, corn and coal merchant

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White Colne - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

White Colne - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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