History of Laindon
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History of Laindon >> 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.
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Rev. Edward Colls Gathercole, B.A., curate
Jonathan Bayford, wheelwright
John Brown, Fortune of War P.H. and shopkeeper
Eldred Buckenham, farmer, Laindon pond
Thomas Coles, farmer, Puckles
John Dallistone, farmer
James Drury, sen., farmer
Henry Emmerson, farmer
John Green, Duke's Head P.H.
Henry Hollowbread, farmer
Henry Howe, farmer
James Mead, beer retailer
William Miller, blacksmith
John Offin, farmer and landowner
James Ostnell, farmer and landowner
William Pryer, farmer
John Roper, farmer and landowner
Thomas Roper, farmer, Watch house
Mrs Jane Scotchman, farmer
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Laindon (Langdon Clay) - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Laindon (Langdon Clay) - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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