Aveley, The Ship c.1960Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.
History of Aveley >> Post Office Directory 1874
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1874 directory is the 1871 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:
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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Charles Glen Bott
Rev. Robert Clarke, (Independent)
Sir Thomas Barret Lennardt, Bart, J.P., Belhus
Rev. Bixby Luard, M.A. J.P.
Aaron Benton, farmer
Peter Blair, Old Ship
James Blows, butcher
Charles Glen Botts, surgeon
George Brown, baker
Isaac Finch, parish clerk
Mrs. Cook Mary, Crown and Anchor
George Cook, farmer
Cox and Palmer, grocers and drapers
James Daly, beer retailer
George Dunn, bricklayer
William Dyster, blacksmith
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Samuel Forway, shopkeeper
Samuel Hardy, grocer
William Thomas Jackson, saddler
Henry Joslin, farmer, Parsonage Farm
Walter Joslin, farmer
William Kelley, tailor
Fredrick Kittle, baker
Joshua Langley, blacksmith
Lawrence Latridge, plumber and glazier
Charles Martin, plumber
John Osbourne, bricklayer
David Robertson, farmer, The Hall
Thomas Shephard, beer retailer
Percy Smith, farmer
Thomas Spurrier, market gardener and butcher
James Wiffen, shopkeeper
Edward Woodthorpe, farmer
Alfred Francis, master, National School
Mrs. Harriet Selina Francis, mistress
William Thomas Jackson, postmaster
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