History of Hadleigh
The Castle, Hadleigh, 1891
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Hadleigh >> 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.
Richard Durant Cumming
Rev. William Metcalfe, M.A., rector
Robert William Taylor, Hadleigh Lodge
Josepht Binder, Castle Inn
Isaiah Brown, Crown Inn
Charles Choppen, wheelwright
Stephen Choppen, blacksmith
Henry Eaton, builder
Thomas Ellis, farmer
Henry Law, shopkeeper
Frederick Manning, farmer, Hadleigh Hall
James Potter, grocer
Stephen Raysen, bricklayer
Waggon and Horses PH, Hadleigh, c.1905
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James Ridgwell, basket and sieve maker
Thomas Smith, shoe maker
William Smith, shoe maker
William Steward, butcher
John Stibbards, beer retailer
James Tyrrel, farmer
Stephen Wallace, tailor
Robert Whitehead, farm bailiff
George Frederick Wood, farmer, Park and Castle Farms
Edward Wooddard, farmer
Thomas Woolling, farmer
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Hadleigh - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Hadleigh - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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