History of Widdington

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History of Widdington >> 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.

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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William Read, parish clerk
Rev. James Court, Rectory
William Hayden, Newlands
Mrs. Perry, Park Cottage
Mrs. Townsend
George Barnard, farmer
Robert Brand, shopkeeper
George Canning, yeast dealer
George Clark, farmer, Ringers Farm
James Cox, Fleur-de-Lis
Joseph Holgate, grocer and shoe maker
Henry Jones, farmer, Priors Hall
George Woodcock Perry, farmer and miller, Widdington Hall
Peter Pettitt, blacksmith
William Reed, carpenter and parish clerk
Edmund Salmon, shopkeeper
George Smith, farmer, Walgroves Farm
Joeph Thurgood, William the Conqueror PH, and carpenter
James Wright, boot and shoemaker

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

Widdington - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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