History of Brentwood

High Street, Brentwood, 1903.  (Neg. 50222)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
High Street, Brentwood, 1903
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History of Brentwood >> Post Office Directory 1874

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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Joseph Armour, Shenfield Common
John Atkinson, Ingrave Road
George Back, Rose Valley
Mrs. Baillie, Brentwood Villas, High Street
James Edwards Barbrook, Welsley Road
John Barrett, Crescent Road
James Bayfield, Crescent Road
James Biggs, Westbury Lodge
Mrs. Bowen, 1 Grove Villas
Miss Brett, 3 Rose Villa Cottages
Walter William Brown, Crescent Road
William Burgess, Ongar Road
George Burtwell, New Road
Mrs. Bushman, Warley Road
Mrs. Byas, Terrace, New Road
William Chamberlain, Crescent Road
Thomas Church, Queen's Road
Edward Miles Cook, Warley Road
Mrs. Coombe, Warley Road
Mrs. Coope, Crescent Road
William Copeland, Junction Road
Richard Crawford, Brook Street Hill
Mrs. Cussins, Rose Valley
George Davey, Crescent Road
Miss Davies, Queen's Road
Mrs. Dawson, Rose Villa, Rose Valley
William Dean Daynes, Terrace Villa
Aaron Deadman, High Street
Miss Dollond, Warley Road
Miss Eagles, Warley Road
Joseph Earle, High Street
Richard Earthy, Pleasant House, King's Road
Thomas Fawn, Warley Road
Alfred Fielder, The Shrubberv, Queen's Road
Charles Alfred Fielder, The Laurels, Queen's Road
Mrs. French, Craven Villa
Mrs. Goggs, High Mount
Capt. Albert Greenland, Warley Road
Newton Hanson, M.D. Crescent Road
Lieut. Col. Henegan, St. Thomas' Mount
Alexander Higgins, Crescent Road
Mrs. Jeremiah Hill, Warley Road
Mrs. Thomas Hill, Warley Road
Thomas Hill, Warley Road

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Thomas Hill, jun., Warley Road
Mrs. Hoof, 3 Westbury Terrace
Col. John Joshua Hart, Warley Road
Mrs. Horton, Avenue Road
Charles Hughes, Crescent Road
Robert Jackson, Rose Valley
Col. Henry Jarvis White Jarvis, Rose Mount
Edward Fox Jennings, Abbey Lodge
William Prior Johnson, Brent House, Ingrave Road
Samuel Jones, Warley Road
William Henry Giles Kingstone, 1 Westbury Terrace
Very Rev. Canon John Kyne (Roman Catholic), Ingrave Road
Henry Wallace Lander, Warley Road
Thomas Larkin, Queen's Road
Miss Leach, Westbury Villas
Rev. Walter Legerton, (Independent), Shenfield Common
Charles Carne Lewis, Mansion House, High Street
Charles Carne Lewis, jun.,Shenfield Villa
Lieut. Col. Lyster Septimus, The Firs, Crescent Road
John Walter McLean, Warley Road
Rev. William Green Marsden, B.A., curate, Mill House, Queen's Road
Mrs. Martin, Broomwell Cottages. Queen's Road
Mrs. Matchitt, High Street
Charles Matts, Westbury Villas
Mrs. Mee, 2 Grove Villas
Robert Smith Meggy, Warley Road
Miss Millington, Rose Valley
James Monkhouse, High Street

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George Mott, Warley Road
Herbert Mott, Crescent Road
Mrs. Moull, Western Villas
Capt. William Newbigging, Warley Road
William Nicholls, 1 Crescent Road
Mrs. Olin Rose Valley
Miss Parlby, Eastfield Lodge, Queen's Road
Capt. Henry George Pilleu, R.E., Warley Road
Richard Broadhurst Postans, Roden House
William Lillwall Price, Warley Road
Rev. William Quennell, M.A. lngrave Road
John Cooper Quennell, High Street
Richard Richardson, Westbury Villas
William Richardson, New Road
Robert Rist, High Street

Andrew Augustus Robinson, Warley Road
Henry Robinson, Rose Valley
Thomas Robinson, Rose Valley
Edward Rowe, Warley Road
William Russ, Warley Road
Mrs. Saunders, Western Villas
John Savill, J.P., Gosfield House
John Shorter, Cornwalls
Thomas Edmund Spencer, Queen's Road
Robert Sullivan, Warley Road
Thomas Tate, 2 Crescent Road
Henry Thomas Taverner, Queen's Road
James Taylor, Rose Valley House Mrs. Taylor John, Millville
Miss Thorton, Warley Road
Mrs. Tuck, Primrose Villa
Henry Turtle, Warley Road
Albert William Wallis, High Street
Frederick WalIis, Verandah Cottage, Crown Street
James Wallis Hayward, Broomwell Cottages, Queen's Road
Mrs. Wallis, 2 Queen's Road

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Richard Joseph Walmesley, The Grange, Queen's Road
Matthew Warton, Queen's Road
Rev. Alexander Law Watherston, M.A. Warley Road
Mrs. Watson, 2 Westbury Terrace, High Street
John Welsted, Junction Road
Rev. Samuel Bamfylde Windsor, M.A., Warley Road
Joseph Winter, Truro House
Mrs. Winter, 1 Buckingham Terrace
Samuel Winter, King's Road
Surgeon-Major R. Wolseley, Warley Road
Mrs. George Wood, Bay Cottage, Ingrave Road
John Young, Guildford Lodge

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