History of Brightlingsea

Brightlingsea, Sailing Barges 1907, Essex.  (Neg. 57563)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
Sailing Barges, Brightlingsea, 1907
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History of Brightlingsea >> Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

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Mrs. Aldous, High Street
Ellis Charles Atkins, High Street
Thomas Capon
Rev. Joseph Colclough, Independent
Rev. George Deans, Swedenborgian, Park Road
Robert Francis, High Street
John Girling, sen., Sea View House
Rev. William Green, Wesleyan, John Street
James Howe, Spring Road
William Squire Ling, M.D., High Street
Robert Lufkin
William Minter
George Parker, M.D., High Street
Rev. Arthur Pertwee, M.A., Vicarage
George Mathew Tabor, Spring Road
Aldous and Rashbrook, boat builders
Albert Jefferies Aldous, yacht's gig and boat builder, Waterside and High Street
Edwin Aldous, boat builder
James Aldous, builder
Robert Aldous, builder, High Street
Thomas Aldous, builder
William Aldous, painter
Alexander Joseph, butcher
John Allen, Cherry Tree PH, Colchester Road
John Ames, oyster merchant, New Street
Joseph Ames, oyster merchant
Charles Angier, Duke of Wellington PH, Lower Green
Ezekiel Angier, linen and woollen draper, High Street
William Annis, smack owner, New Street
Ellis Charles Atkins, stationer
Richard Ayett, shopkeeper, Spring Road
Charles Bacon, maltster and farmer
James Bacon, shopkeeper
William Bacon, beer retailer, High Street
Thomas Bagley, baker
William Bagley, baker, High Street

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William Baker, farmer, Lower Green
James Baldwin, shoe maker, High Street
Thomas Barnes, shopkeeper, Hurst Green
William Barnes, shopkeeper
John Bines, smack owner
William Bishop, boot and shoe maker, Lower Green
Charles Blyth, plumber and painter
Charles Bockin, farmer and landowner, High Street
William Bond, farmer
John Bragg, oyster merchant, High Street
William Bragg, oyster merchant, New Street
Alid. William Bragg, oyster merchant, New Street
Charles Brasted, smack owner, High Street
Joseph Bridges, boat builder, New Street
Brghtlingsea Gas Coke Co. Ltd., Charles Atkins Ellis, secretary
Brightlingsea Water Co. Ltd., Charles Atkins Ellis, secretary
Benjamin Brooks, master mariner, High Street
Frederick Brown, gardener
David Burgess, Star of Denmark PH
Henry Butcher, draper and grocer, Spring Road
William Candler, coal merchant, Sidney Street
Charles Chamberlain, baker, High Street
William Chaplin, White Lion PH, Hurst Green
James Chaplin, master mariner, Sidney Street
William Clarey, boot and shoe maker, High Street
Benjamin Clark, grocer
Benjamin Cook, farmer
Elizabeth Cooper and Louisa Cooper, ladies' school, High Street
George Brown Cooper, chemist and druggist
George Copping, boot maker, Sping Road
Mrs. Harriet Corner, farmer
John Cross, smack owner, New Street
Hugh Curgenven, chief boatman in charge, coast guard, High Street
Benjamin Day and Charles Day, carriers
Daniel Day, ship owner, High Street
Mrs. Sophia Day, oyster merchant, New Street
William Ambrose Day, oyster merchant and ship owner, Sidney Street
John Death, master mariner, New Street
William Diaper, smack owner
William Dines, marine store dealer
William Dove, smack owner, New Street
John Dowman, smack owner, New Town
John Downes, master mariner, New Town
Benjamin Drake, beer retailer
Alfred William Eagle, oyster merchant, New Street
Francis Eagle, farmer, Moverons
Richard Eagle, master mariner, Park Road
George Everett, oyster merchant and smack owner
John Everett, smack owner
John Field, grocer and draper
John Flemming, smack owner, Duke Street
Jesse Folkard, furniture dealer, John Street
Robert Folkard, farmer
William Folkard, hair dresser and registrar of marriages
Joseph Francis, stone merchant and smack owner, John Street
Robert Francis, oyster merchant and ship owner
Isaiah French, oyster merchant and smack owner
Robert French, master mariner, Park Road
Albert Freston, watch maker, High Street
Benjamin Frost, master mariner, New Town
Thomas Fuller, King's Head PH
William Gilbert, smack owner, Sidney Street
John Goddard, smack owner, Wellington Street

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Joseph Goddard, smack owner, New Street
Thomas Goddard, smack owner, Duke Street
Thomas Goddard, jun., smack owner, Duke Street
Robert Godfrey, smack owner, Park Road
Charles Gooch, grocer, Sidney Street
James Goodwin, ship owner, New Street
James Gould, oyster merchant and smack owner
Daniel Griggs, smack owner, Sidney Street
William Hazell Griggs, oyster merchant
Mrs. Hannah Griggs, beer retailer, Park Road
John Hammond, baker, High Street
Mrs. Susannah Harmer, Swan PH and farmer
William Harmer, tea dealer and tobacconist
Mrs. Sarah Hasted, shopkeeper, Sidney Street
Thomas Harvey, builder, New Town
George Hedgethorn, oyster merchant and smack owner
John Hedgethorn, smack owner, Sidney Street
Isaac Heigho, master mariner, New Street
William Herbert, shoe maker, High Street
Alfred Hibbs, smack owner
John Daniel James, Sawyers' Arms Ph, Water Side
Mrs. Mary James, seminary, New Street
Albert Aldous Jefferies, oyster merchant, smack owner, coal merchant
Alfred Jefferies, oyster merchant
George Jefferies, smack owner and oyster merchant
James Jefferies, oyster merchant, New Street
John William Jolly, oyster merchant
John Jowers, smack owner, Sidney Street
Joseph Lake, carpenter, and Freemasons' Tavern PH, New Street
William Lee, beer retailer
James Hardy Lewes, carpenter, Park Road
William Lewis, smack owner
William Squire Ling, surgeon
William Littlewood, cabinet maker, Hurst Green
Samuel Lord, tailor, High Street
William Lowns, shopkeeper
John Lungley, boot and shoe maker, Sidney Street
John Lungley, smack owner, Sidney Street

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