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Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

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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.

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Stephen Adams, carpenter, Bradford Street
Thomas Allen, cocoa nut fibre mat and matting manufacturer, Bradford Street
Christopher Arney, shopkeeper, Bradford Street
William ThomasArney, nurseryman, Coggeshall Road
Christopher Aylett, cabinet maker, Hocking End
Mrs. Mary Ann Aylett, dress maker, Bocking End
Henry Baker, grocer, Bradford Street
Daniel James Matthew Balls and Robert Balls, carrier, Panfield Lane
Robert Willis Barton, ironmonger, Rayne Road
Abraham Bearman, Spread Eagle PH, Church Lane
Mrs. Eliza Ann Bearman, Black Boy PH, Church Street
Henry Bearman, Bull PH, Bradford Street
Jacob Bearman, Rose and Crown PH, and baker, Church Street
James Bearman, beer retailer, Rayne Road
Joshua Bearman, wheelwright, Church Street
Mrs. Mary Ann Bearman, shopkeeper, Church Street
Richard Bowtle, builder, Bradford Street
Braintree and Bocking Literary and Mechanics' Institution
Francis Berrington Crittall, secretary
Charles Brasier, painter, plumber and glazier, Bocking End
Alfred Brown, builder and stone mason, Bocking End
James Brown, boot maker, Panfield Lane
David Clark, grocer, Church Street
Miss Fanny Clarke, young ladies' school, Rayne Road
Miss Emma Coates , beer retailer, Church Street
Samuel Cocksedge, cooper, Panfield Lane
Ezekiel Cooper, confectioner, Bocking End
Henry Copsey, beer retailer, Bradford Street
Miss Matilda Corder , dress maker, Bradford Street
Samuel Courtauld and Co. crape manufacturers, Church Street and at Halstead
William Dixon, house agent, assistant overseer and surveyor of highways, Bocking End
Robert Drawbridge, shopkeeper, Church Street
Thomas Evans, shopkeeper, Church Street
Joseph Franklin, shopkeeper, Rayne Road
Joseph Gentry, butcher, Bradford Street
Oliver Gosling, brewer, Bradford Street
Garden Milne Grant, surgeon, Rayne Road
Pattrick Green and Robert Rutland, millers, Backing End
Josiah Hammond, builder, Rayne Road
Mrs. Hephzy Hannay, hosier, Church Street
Mrs. Mary Harris, blacksmith, Church Street
Henry Hobbs, farmer and miller, Great Bradtords
William Hobbs, farmer, Doreward's Hall
James Holland, shoe maker, Church Street
Edward Holmes, solicitor
Henry Holmes, farmer, Bocking Hall
Mrs. Esther Hutley, registry office, Rayne Road
John Joyce, King's Head PH, Bradford Street
George Kemp, White Hart tap, Coggeshall Road
Thomas Lewis, baker, Bradford Street
Mrs. Ellen Ling, dress maker, Rayne Road
James Livermore, plumber, Bradford Street

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Thomas Livermore, plumber, Church Street
William Marsten, gardener and seedsman, Bradford Street
Thomas William Matthews, furniture broker, Rayne Road
Charles May, butcher, Church Street
William Morris, beer retailer, Rayne Road
Alfred Mott, coal dealer, Church Street
Thomas Mott, farmer, Padfield Lane
Charles Newman, beer retailer, Rayne Road
Charles Oliver, carpenter, Bradford Street
Charles Oliver, job master, Bradford Street
George Palmer, baker, Bradford Street
Miss Ann Maria Parish, dress maker, Rayne Road
William Parmenter and Sons, builders and general contractors, Church Street
Thomas Pasfield, shoe maker, Bradford Street
William Peake, carpenter, Rayne Road
James Perry, butcher and farmer, Bradford Street
Henry Peters, shopkeeper, Bradford Street
Mrs. Eliza Phillips, White Hart family and commercial hotel, Bocking End
Mrs. Sarah Phillips , butcher, Bradford Street
Frederick Playle, miller, Coggeshall Road
Henry Playle, miller, Church Street
Robert Thomas Prior, cabinet maker, upholsterer, paper hanger, wood turner and undertaker, Bocking End
George Purl, veterinary surgeon

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