History of Woodham Ferrers

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Bell PH, Woodham Ferrers.
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History of Woodham Ferrers >> 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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Peter Joslin
Rev. Robert Shirreff, M,A., Rectory
Jonathan Heard, farmer, Brazel
Thomas Brewster, grocer and beer retailer, Bycknacre
James Britten, farmer, Leighams
John Chapman, beer retailer
Samuel Cooper, wheelwright and smith
John Richard Den, farmer, Eyott's Farm
Robert Eaton, carpenter
Nathaniel Ely, farmer
Robert Flatman, farrier
James Gigney, harness maker; and at Wickford
George Hart, farmer, Ildgars
Thomas Hawes, farmer, Charity Farm
Mrs. James Hills, Whalebone PH
Isaac Joslin, farmer
Daniel Kerridge, farmer, Hobclarks
William King, Brewers' Arms PH, Bycknacre
William King, farmer
Robert Lewin, blacksmith
William Livermore, shopkeeper
Thomas Main, farmer, Champion's Hall
Nicholas Martin, blacksmith and beer retailer
John Orriss, beer retailer
Albert Pertwee, farmer, The Fen Farm
George Pettitt, Bell PH
William Pitts and Thomas Pitts, grocers, drapers, and post office
George Prior, farmer, Woodham Hall
Thomas Richardson, farmer, Allan's Hill
William Simons, farmer
Henry Stevens, Eagle PH, and baker
David Upson, grocer and draper, and post office receiving house, Bycknacre
Henry Waller, farmer, Berketts Hall
Henry Weare, shopkeeper
John Whitwell, farmer, Peatlands Farm
Thomas Wright, butcher, carrier and parish clerk
James Youngman, farmer, Lodge Farm

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Woodham Ferrers - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Woodham Ferrers - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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