Kelly's Directory, 1847

Meldreth is in the parish of the Hundred of Armingford and Union of Royston, 4 miles north-by-east of Royston on a branch of the river Rhea, distant 42 miles from London and contains about 2,000 acres.  The benefice is a vicarage in the diocese and archdeaconry of Ely and in the patronage of the Bishop of Ely.  The present vicar is the Rev. Wm. Jurin Totton.  The population is 730.  There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Letters received through the Melbourn office

Burr, John, Esq.,
Carr, Rev. C.A.
Clemments, Joseph, Esq.
Ellis, Charles, Esq.,
Ellis, John Hitch, Esq.
Gibbs, Mrs. M.
Howard, Richard, Esq.
Parsons, William, Esq., farmer
Wertham, James, Esq


Baker, Thos, beer retailer
Blott, Wm., farmer
Burr, John, farmer and maltster
Chapel, George, horse breaker
Clear, Henry, farmer
Clear, William, farmer
Driver, Nathan, The British Queen
Ellis, Charles, farmer
Ellis, John Hitch, farmer
Fitch, Mrs. Ann, farmer and miller
Hale, Benjamin, wheelwright
Hale, Edward, The Green Man
Harip, Aaron, blacksmith
Palmer, George, farmer
Scruby, Joseph, farmer & malster
Searle, Joseph, beer retailer [The Sailor’s Return]
Wallis, Richard, grocer
Wing, Thomas, baker
Wing, Thomas, ‘Bell’
Worland, Mrs. Eliz., shopkeeper
Worland, Thos., cow leech
Worland, William, cow leech

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  • I was so pleased to find mention of Aaron Harrup as blacksmith in the village. Both my great great grandfather and great great great grandfather were named Aaron Harrup and I believe that both were blacksmiths working in the village. Aaron senior would have been around 39 years of age (bn 1808) at the time of this list and his son would have been around 12yrs (bn 1835), My father Anthony (Tony) Harrup found this information whilst researching our family tree.

    By Julie Willis (nee Harrup) (05/07/2011)
  • I was so happy to find this page! My grandfather, Edwin Ellis, emigrated to the United States some time in the late 1800s or early 1900s (I will have to look it up). I believe he was a younger son of Charles Ellis of Meldreth. Capt. John Hitch Ellis is also on the family tree, which goes back to the 1700s to a Thomas Ellis and Susannah. I would love to send you more information and read more of your history!

    By Wendy Ellis (04/07/2011)

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