History of Bocking
History of Bocking >> 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.
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Thomas Pyman, Six Bells PH, Bradford Street
Edward Ralling, gardener and seedsman, Bradford Street
William Raven, Royal Oak, and butcher, Church Street
Thomas Rayner, beer retailer, Church Street
William Rayner, farmer, Lyons Hall; and at Black Notley
Thomas Dixon Ridley, maltster, Church Lane
Joseph Robson, fruiterer, Bradford Street
Rogers and Turner, carriage builders, Rayne Road
George Sewell, shoe maker, Bradford Street
John Fenno Shearcroft, printer, Bradford Street
Daniel Smith, farmer, Park Farm
Mrs. Mary Spurge, shopkeeper, Church Street
John Stokes, watch and clock maker, Bocking End
Henry Strutt, beer retailer, Bradford Street
John English Tabor, farmer, Bovingdon Hall
Richard Tarzewell, chemist and druggist, Bocking End
Thomas Taylor, surgeon, Bradford Street
William Thompson, beer retailer and farmer, Church Street
Eli Tyler, registrar of births and deaths for the district of Bocking End
Eli Tyler, jun., house agent and deputy registrar of births, deaths and marriages, Bocking End
John Ward, Horse and Groom PH, Rayne Road
Charles Warren, shopkeeper, Church Street
William Waters, blacksmith, Bradford Street
Samuel Watkinson, jun., agricultural implement, manure and commission agent, Bocking End
John Wenden, shoe maker, Panfield Lane
Misses Woodgate and Moffatt, young ladies' school, Bocking End
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