History of Writtle

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History of Writtle >> 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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Mrs. John William Addy, Writtle Green
Mrs. Adkins, Highwood
Mrs. Baker, Roman's Place
Capt. George Bannister, Writtle Green
John Nathaniel Barlow, Writtle Green
William Robert Barlow, Writtle Green
Rev. G. M. Barlow, curate, St. John's Green
Thomas Boyce, Roman's Place
Daniel Challis, Bramwoods, Cocksmill Green
Misses Evans, Roman's Place
Alfred Thomas Everitt, Writtle Green
Mrs. Garwood, St. John's Green
Rev. John Hall, B.A., curate, Highwood
Mrs Henry Hitchcock, Chignall Road
John Mayes, Roman's Place
WiIliam Leward Pattison, Writtle Green
Rev. Andrew Stacpoole, M.A. J.P., The Vicarage
Edmund Thomas, Greenberry Lodge
J.G. Tunmer
Thomas Usborne, J.P.
Frederick Warner, Melbourne, Chignall Road
Frederick Wood, St. John's Green
Robert Woodhouse, J.P.
James Aldridge, baker, Writtle Green
Charles Arter, grocer, Writtle Green
John Bailes, inland revenue officer, Oxney Green
Robert Baker and Son, estate agents, surveyors, and auctioneers
John Nathaniel Barlow, surgeon, Writt]e Green
Robert Poole Barlow, farmer, Highwood
William Robert Batlow, surgeon, Writtle Green
Charles Rutfell Blanks, blacksmith, Highwood
Samuel Blyth, farmer and landowner, Sturgeon's Farm
Henry Brazier, bricklayer, Bridge Street
Mrs. Susan Byford, baker and corn chandler, Writtle Green
Charles Cannon, Cock Inn PH, and farmer, Highwood
William Castledine, veterinary surgeon, Roman's Fee
David Challis, beer retailer, Bedel's End
John William Challis and James Challis, farmers, Bush Farm, Oxney Green
Richard Chapman, blacksmith, Beadel's End
James Christy, farmer, Warren Farm
William Callicott, tailor, Oxney Green Road
James Collins, baker and shopkeeper, Bridge Street
David Collis, shoe maker, Writtle Green
Charles Coney, saddler and harness maker; and at Chelmsford
William Cooper, farmer, Montpelier Farm
Edward Corder, farmer, Reed's Farm
Henry Corder, farmer, Rolleston's
George Crozier, Carpenter.' Arms PH, Bridge Street
John Day, farm bailiff to Mr. George Straight, Highwood
Samuel Dickson, estate agent and surveyor, Writtle Green
Joseph Dowson, farmer, Moor Hall, Oxney Green
Thomas Foreman, baker and beer retailer, Lordship Lane
James Fowler, carter, Oxney Green
Arthur Franklin, tailor, Writtle Green
Zorobabel Gigney, saddler and harness maker, St. John's Green; and at Willingale and Blackmore
Thomas Goggs, farmer, Newney Green
George Griggs, bricklayer, St. John's Green

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John Griggs, Farm bailiff to Mr. Dickson, Oxney Green
James Grove, Horse and Groom PH, Chelmsford Road
John Harrington, seedsman, Dairy Farm
John Haynes, farmer, Highwood
Mrs. Sarah Hannah Horsnell, shopkeeper, Bridge Street
Alfred Richard Hunt, tailor
Joseph Inns, grocer, Writtle Green
Thomas Johns, farmer, Waterhouse Farm; and at Chelmsford
Frederick Jones, farmer, Newney Green
Henry Kennell, Rose and Crown PH, and builder, Writtle Green
Samuel Little, pig dealer, Writtle Green
John Lowe, shopkeeper, Bridge Street
Joseph Lucking, farmer, Cooksmill Green
Joseph William Lucking, farmer, Lordship Farm
John Malyon, farmer, Boards Farm
George Henry Mann, baker, grocer and draper, St. John's Green
Henry Frederick Mann, plumber and glazier, Writtle Green
Alfred Marden, thatcher, Oxney Green
Reuben Marden, thatcher, Oxney Green
William Marriage and Henry Marriage and Sons, farmers and Writtle Park; and at Broomfield and Chelmsford
Mrs. Emma Mason, butcher and beer retailer
Benjamin Metson, farmer, Barrows Farm, Highwood
George Milbank, farrner, Benedict Oats
John Miller, farm bailiff to Thomas Usborne
John Miller, Star PH, St. John's Green
Joseph Nicholls, farmer, Ewsons
William Norrington, wheelwright, Highwood
John Oxbrow, Cock and Bell PH, St. John's Green
James Pamplin, farrier and blacksmith, St. John's Green
James Parnell, farmer, Gray's Farm
W.H.L. Pattisson and Co. brewery and wine and spirit merchants, Writtle brewery
John Perry, Green Man PH, Edney Green
Thomas Perry, shoe maker and beer retailer, Cooksmill Green
George Phillips, Fox and Goose PH, and farmer, Cooksmill Green
Mrs. Mary Ann Pitts shopkeeper, Oxney Green
James Poole, builder, Writtle Green
William Porter, grocer, Love's Green
Alfred Quare, wheelwright and shopkeeper, Love's Green
Samuel Reeve and Brothers, farmers, Hand's Farm
Charles Roberts, farmer, Fitheler's Farm, Loves Green
John Rolph, farmer, Ward's Farm, Highwood
James Rumsey, grocer and baker, Oxney Green
Robert Scott, pig dealer, Writtle Green
William Sewell, carrier, Bridge Street
Henry Newell Shead, corn dealer, Writtle Green
Thomas Simons, butcher, Writtle Green
Ashford Southgate, miller
Henry Speakman farmer, Branwoods, Ccoksmill Green
Jabez Summerfield, plumber and glazier, Writtle Green
James Thompson, farmer, Horstrith Park
George Wallace, Chequers PH, Oxney Green
George Wallace, wheelwright
Frederick Warner, farmer and landowner
William Warren, miller, Cooksmill Green
Miss Watkins, ladies' school, Richmond house, Writtle Green
Joseph George Wenden, post office, Writtle Green
Mrs. Rachel White butcher, Oxney Green Lane
George Wilkinson, farmer, Radley Green
John Wright, boot and shoe maker, St. John's Green

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