History of Burnham-on-Crouch

High Street, Burnham-on-Crouch, c.1965, Essex.  (Neg. B325113)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
High Street, Burnham-on-Crouch, c.1965
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History of Burnham-on-Crouch >> Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

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Mrs. Elizabeth Auger
Mrs. Mary Ann Auger, Warner's Hall
William Auger, The Lawn
William Henry Bygrave
Rev. John Cole, Baptist
Rev. James Lewin Govett, curate
John Hawkins, Cupola House
John James Hawkins
George Richardson, Wick
John Rogers, Hill House
Mrs. Thomas Rogers
Rev. Rutter, Congegational
William Noel Sainsbury
John Smith, The Limes
Lahan Sweeting
Charles Auger, oyster merchant
Mrs. Mary Ann Auger, oyster merchant, Warner's Hall
William Auger, oyster merchant, The Lawn
Thomas Bell, tailor and draper
William Blowers, foreman of brick works
George Bocking, ship owner
Joseph Bocking, boat owner
John Bowles, farmer, Ostend
Bruce and Son, painters, etc
Burnham Oyster Co. (William Auger, esw, sec.)
John Camping, carpenter and grocer
Mrs. George Carter, farmer, Ostend
Mrs. Thomas Carter, farmer, Roman Farm
Joseph Clarke, boot and shoe maker
William Clarke, boot and shoe maker
William Clarke, pork butcher
Mrs. Isaac Cook, bricklayer
Robert Gorton Coombe, surgeon
William Coombe, beer retailer
David Cross, carrier and shopkeeper
Abraham Bowerman Croxon, farmer
Alfred Jeremiah Croxon, butcher
Henry Croxon, farmer, Cherry Garden

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William Cundy, King's Arms PH
William Dale, shoe maker, Ostend
George Dilliway, baker and confectioner
William Ellis, chemist
William Elphick, farmer
Isaiah Feast, oyster dealer
James Fitch, coal dealer
Harriet Flick, Annie and Henry, wheelwrights and blacksmiths
Danzie Garrington, sail maker
Charles Grimwade, farmer, Brook Farm
David Ham, Victoria PH
Joseph Harris, blacksmith
Robert Hasler, tailor and draper; and at Southminster
Dansey Henry Hawkins, oyster merchant
Henry Hawkins, coal merchant
John Hawkins, oyster merchant, Cupola House
John James Hawkins, auctioneer
Henry Shuttleworth Hurrell and Henry Clement, veterinary surgeons, and at Southminster
Henry Johnson, umbrella maker
John Fitch Kemp (Edward Kemp, manager), corn and coal merchant and maltster; and at Southminster
Isaiah John Kendall, Old Welcome Sailor PH, and butcher
Charles Lamb, blacksmith
Joseph Low, Ship
William Martin, builder
Danzie Murrell, shoe maker
James Nethercoat, carrier and shopkeeper
William Newman, seed grower and market gardener
F. Orttewell, tinman, brazier and chimney sweeper
Daniel Pannell, corn miller and farmer, The Hal
l Daniel William Papprill, White Hart Hotel
James Pepper, clothier and beer retailer

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Mrs. Ruth Playle, glover
John Prior, grocer and draper
William Pulham, grocer and draper
Isaac Rayment, George and Dragon PH, Ostend
Mrs. Ellen Read, shipwright and builder
Isaiah Rice, Oyster Smack PH
George Richardson, farmer, Wick
Isaiah Richmond, academy
Peter Richmond, ship owner
Roach River Oyster Fishery Co. Limited (George Richardson, jun., sec)
John Rogers, farmer and oyster merchant, Hill House
Andrew Rome, inspector of police
James Rome, sail maker
Charles Rose, ship builder
Henry Smith, Welcome Sailor PH
John Smith, Anchor Inn PH
John Smith, oyster merchant
Joseph Smith, baker
Joseph Smith, butcher
Thomas Powl Smith, saddler
Elisha Staggs, corn miller and baker, Town Mill
Walter Stains, shopkeeper
Robert Stevens, saddler
Barnett Leach Stoneham, grocer
Henry Swain, Star PH
Laban Sweeting, oyster merchant
John Svmes, officer of Coast Guard
John Taylor, baker and grocer
The Clay Shipping Co. corn merchants (Henry Finch Croxon Hawkins, Manager)
Mrs. Susan Trussell, plumber and glazier
Miss Isabella Wackrill, confectioner
John Wackrill, baker and confectioner
John Westhorp, draper etc
Mrs. Talitha Cumi Westhorp, grocer and leather seller

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Burnham on Crouch - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Burnham on Crouch - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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