History of Birch
St Peter's Church, Birch. Closed 1990. Public Enquiry due in 2017 to decide: development or demolition?
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History of Birch >> Post Office Directory 1874
Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, he nearest census date for this 1874 directory is the 1871 census.
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.
You should also consider newspaper archives. With millions of pages now online, there is always the possibility of finding articles featuring your ancestors. Discover how to explore newspaper archives.
William Willshir, parish clerk
William Locke, school master
Rev. William Harrison, M.A., rector, Rectory
Henry Hart, M.D.
Mrs. Round, Birch Hall
Miss Ann Branton, shopkeeper
James Bumby, carrier
Mrs. Clemmens, shopkeeper
William Coppin, shopkeeper
Golden Fairhead, farmer
Thomas Charles Gilbert, baker
Thomas Goodey, Angel Inn PH, and tailor
Henry Hart, surgeon
Frederick Hutley, blacksmith and wheelwright
James Hutton, carpenter
George May, farmer, Gate Farm
Mrs. Hills, farmer, Hill Farm
Joseph Norfolk, farmer, Garlands
Miss Pettitt, farmer, Boarded Farm
William Pettitt, farmer
William Prior, carrier
John Portas Richardson, grocer and draper
William Royce, miller
John Smith, farmer, Birch Holt
George Tiffin, butcher and farmer
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Birch (Great and Little) - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Birch (Great and Little) - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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