History of Braintree

High Street, Braintree, 1900, Essex.  (Neg. 46241)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
High Street, Braintree, 1900
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History of Braintree >> 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, the nearest census date for this 1874 directory is the 1871 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:

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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.

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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The Bank Street, Braintree, c.1910
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Rev. Joseph Hailey Alger (Wesleyan), Rayne Road
Walter Banyard, Albert Road
James Bateman, Upper Railway Street
Henrv Isaac Belsham, Upper Railway Street
Rev. Alfred Bird, (Free Church), 64 London Road
William Bornes, 24 London Road
Mrs.Brown,50 London Road
Mrs.Budden,Grove House, London Road
Mrs.Carter, Albert Road
Rev. Thomas Everard Cartwright, M.A., Vicarage
George Cheeseman, Upper Railway Street
Samuel Chinery, 53 Manor Street
Mrs. Chopping,70 London Road
Miss Clarke, 43 Manor Street
Charles Cook, 138 Manor Street
James Crabb, Albert Road
Augustus Cunnington, London Road
William Wesley Dains, Church Street
William Davidson, Mount House
Mrs. Dixon, New Street
Mrs. Eley,165 Coggeshall Road
Mrs. Fairhead,87 Coggeshall Road
Joseph Fitch, 169 Coggeshall Road
Charles Freeborn, Manor Street
James Freeborn, 37 Manor Street
Charles Fuller, Albert Road
Joseph Giblin, 60 London Road

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The Albert Road, Braintree, c.1910
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Edward John Gill, The Firs, London Road
Rev. Albert Goodrich, (Independent), London Road
Mrs. Goose,68 London Road
Mrs. Goss, 23 Rayne Road
Samuel Goss, Albert Road
John Groves, Manor Street
John Harrison, 23 Bank Street
Mrs. Harrison, 86 London Road
Ralph William Harrison, Albert Road
Rev. Samuel Hawkes, (Baptist), Coggeshall Road
Mrs. Heath, 34 London Road
Miss Heley, 102 London Road
Mrs. Hertslet,43 New Street
Miss Hicks, Coggeshall Road
Mrs. Hutchins, Upper Railway Street
John Legerton Jackson, 163 Coggeshall Road
Mrs. Jackson, Rayne Road
John Jessopp, Great Square
Charles Watson Jones, High Street
Mrs. Miles, 44 Manor Street
John Milne,Colleee House, London Road
Miss Mitchell, 156 Manor Street
Henry Williams Morley, l71 Coggeshall Road
Mrs. Mott,173 Coggeshall Road
Mrs. Musgrove, 42 Manor Street
Joseph Nash, 56 London Road
Samuel Nash, 55 Manor Street
James Ost, 28 Upper Railway Street

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Chapel Hill, Braintree
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Henry Parkhouse, Coggeshall Road
Samuel Catley Parmenter, Upper Railway Street
Francis William Phipps, Manor Street
Alfred Piggin, 159 Coggeshall Road
Miss Piggott, 52 Manor Street
Hyem Porter, Bank Street
John Porter, 2 Upper Railway Street
Henry William Pryke, 62 London Road
Mrs. Ravner, Albert Road
Mrs. Richbell, 46 Manor Street
Joseph Rust, 6 London Road
Mrs. Shave,Grove House, London Road
Rev. George Shore, (Primitive Methodist), Albert Road
Thomas Short, Clock House
Mrs. Smith, 41 Manor Street
George Tabor, Upper Railway Street
Thomas Hawkins Thomas, Lonrloll Road
Mrs. Townrow, 49 Upper Railway Street
Augustus Charles Veley, Great Square
Miss Wakeham,MarshaIls, London Road
Alfred Walford, Albert Road
Daniel Howard Walters, Coggeshall Road
Samuel Watkinson, 32 London Road
Mrs. Webb, 40 Manor Street
Miss White, Albert Road
William George Williamson, Mill House
Mrs. Witney, 2 London Road
Mrs. Wrench, 102 London Road

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