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White's Directory 1863
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Mrs Boram, schoolmistress
Thomas Brown, blacksmith
William Cooper, carpenter and builder
Miss Louisa Dolby, Bryces
Rev. Frederick Adrian Scroop Fane, incumbent of Norton Mandeville, The Priors
James Judd, wheelwright
Henry Knightbridge, butcher
John Lagden, thatcher
Thomas Norris, grocer and beerhouse
Charles Packer, baker
Rev. George Raynor, curate, Rectory
William Skingsley, victualler, Eagle
John Smith, parish clerk
Richard Woodfine, miller, and Brentwood
John Francis Wright Esq., Kelvedon Hall
James French, Langford Bridge
Robert French, Germains
George Littlechild, Pump House
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Kelvedon Hatch, 1840 - 1920: A Guided Tour
Go on a guided tour of Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, during the 19th and early 20th centuries. With the help of photographs, newspapers, parish records and census returns, the story of each house is revealed, as are the lives of some of their occupants.
It was a parish of many contrasts: from wealthy land-owners living in grand Georgian mansions with numerous servants, to agricultural workers struggling against poverty in overcrowded and dilapidated cottages. Discover how the landscape changed after the common land was enclosed, and how farmers struggled to cope with the agricultural depression. Find out about the role of the parish in WW1 when it was at the front line of Britain's fight against the Zeppelins. See how the new school was established and functioned, and why a new parish church was built. There are stories of crime, bankruptcy, poverty, scandal, revenge, leisure and migration.
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