History of Wimbish

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Post Office Stores, Wimbish, c.1950
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History of Wimbish >> 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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Edward French, Thunderly
Rev. John Montague, M.A., F.G.S., Vicarage
Andrew Swan, farmer, Frogs Green
Henry Barker, shoe maker
John Haynes, farmer and landowner
William Blanks, wheelwright
Edward Abbott Bull, farmer, Freeman's Farm
John Bunten, farmer and landowner, Upper Green
Mrs. Ann Chapman, beer retailer, Upper Green
John Claydon, farmer, Upper Green
Kent Daniel Emson, farmer, Westleys
John Franklin, farmer and landowner, Elms Farm
Henry Giblin, farmer, Broad Oaks
Charles Edward Harrison, pig jobber, etc
Mrs. Susan Harrison, shopkeeper
Charles Howard, farmer, Lower House
George Jackson, carpenter and beer retailer
John Jeffery, blacksmith, Howlet End
John Jeffery, farmer, Upper Green
Charles Kettley, farmer, Tiptofts
John Kitteridge, bricklayer, Lower Green
Thomas Law, beer retailer, Lower Green
Henry Matthews, shoe maker
George Munson, miller
Henry Myhill, farmer, Wimbish Hall
John Mynott, farmer
William Huntingdon Mynott, miller, Lower Green
Joseph Norris, farmer, High Garret
William Pallett, farmer, Elder Street
John Parkin, shoe maker
Edward Redgwell, farmer, Constables
James Rushforth, farmer, Maypole
John Salmon, White Hart PH, Howlet End
John Siggs, farmer, New House Thunderly
John Smith, farmer, Upper Green
Robert Smith, farmer, Hodges
George Townsend, engineer, Rowney Lodge
Matthew Henry Winder, farmer, Thunderly Hall
Charles Wisbey, farmer, Frogs Green
Joseph Wiseman, farmer, Thunderly Parsonage
Edward Wiseman, farmer, Cold End, Thunderly
Thomas Wright, farmer
William Wright, farmer, Upper Green

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

Wimbush - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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