History of Brentwood

Brentwood, High Street and Town Hall 1895.  (Neg. 35669T)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
Brentwood, High Street and Town Hall 1895
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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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James Burgess, cabinet maker and upholsterer, High Street
Charles Onesimus Burley, tobacconist, High Street
Henry Burls, baker, High Street
George Burtwell, plumber, glazier and painter, High Street
William Cannon, tobacconist, Crown Street
James Carswell, boot and shoe maker, High Street
Charles Carter, assistant overseer, Ongar Road
William Carter, grocer and news agent, High Street
Samuel Henry Chapman, boot and shoe maker, High Street
George Purchas Charter, linen draper, High Street
Thomas Childs, beer retailer, High Street
William Childs, shopkeeper, Essex Street
Joseph Church, cooper, Ongar Road
Thomas James Church, manager of the gas works
William Clayton, station master, Railway Station
Mrs. Mary Cloud, coach and harness maker, High Street
James Cockerell, blacksmith, Queen Street
Thomas Coleman, photographer, High Street
Charles Colley, house painter, Queen Street
Henry Collicott, Bell Inn, High Street
James Bawtree Coppin, provision dealer, High Street
Mrs. Augusta Corden, stationer and bookseller, High Street
Amos Todd Corder, beer retailer, Ongar Road
Frederick William Cardwell, tailor, Ingrave Road
Thomas Cox, White Hart Hotel, and wine and spirit merchant, High Street
Miss Mary Crawford, fancy repository, High Street
Richard Crawford, linen draper, High Street
William Crooks, ironmonger, High Street
William Culpeck, toy dealer, High Street
James William Cushway, pawnbroker, High Street
Thomas Daniels, tailor and draper, High Street
William Stevens Darvell, White Horse PH, High Street
Mrs. Frances Davis, upholsterer, 8 Cockfold Terrace

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High Street, Brentwood
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William Dean Daynes, linen draper, High Street
Isaiah Deeks, blacksmith, Chequer's Yard, High Street
Francis Dening, superintendent of Shoreditch Industrial School, Brentwood Hill
William Dobson, basket maker and cowkeeper, High Street
James Dodd, Robin Hood and Little John PH, Ongar Road
Alexander Dorrington, coffee house, High Street
William Dowsett, fly proprietor, High Street
James Henry Drake, baker and confectioner, High Street
Earle and Quennell, surgeons, High Street
Mrs. Mary Ann Elkington, watch maker, High Street
Alfred Fielder and Co. brewers, King's Road
Charles Alfred Fielder, maltster and coal and salt merchant, Railway Station
Andrew Fogden, linen draper, High Street
George Ford, greengrocer, Ongar Road
Samuel Ford, nurseryman, Junction Road
Henry Fordham, pork butcher, Warley Road
Edward French, fishmonger, High Street
Richard Frostick, chimney sweeper, Back Street
Gas Works (Thomas James Church, manager; Charles Alfred Fielder, secretary)
Alexander Gates, baker, High Street
Daniel Gee, stone and marble mason, High Street
Mrs. Caroline George, baker, Love Lane
Thomas Goodman, baker, Warley Road
Thomas Goymer, Cricketers PH, Ongar Road
Francis Grimwood, blacksmith, Shenfield Common
John Grout, beer retailer, Junction Road
Edward Percival Guest, pharmaceutical chemist, High Street
Edward Hammond, blacksmith, High Street
Edward Hammond, stationer, Crown Street

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King's Road, Brentwood
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John Harper, marine store dealer, Back Street
Mrs. Mary Hatt, dress maker, King's Road
John Hawkins, beer retailer, Back Street
Thomas Waters Haws, builder and stone mason, King's Road
Mrs. Elizabeth Haylett, glover, High Street
Mrs. Elizabeth Haylett, shopkeeper, High Street
George Thomas Haylett, baker, High Street
Thomas Hill, brewer, Britannia brewery, Warley Road
Joshua Jackson Hooke, boarding school, Queen's Road
James Hopkins, Swan Inn PH, High Street
Henry Hart, boot and shoe maker, Warley Road
Mrs. Myra How, pork butcher, Queen Street
Alfred Ford Hunt, butcher, High Street
Thomas James, bricklayer, Crown Street
William Jarvis, boys' school, High Street
Edward Johnson, brewer, Milton Road
Alexander Johnstone, travelling draper, Railway Villas
Jeremiah Judd, beer retailer, High Street
Frederick Kent, auctioneer, Warley Road
William Kyte, boot and shoe maker, High Street
Thomas Knight, farrier, Back Street
George Knightsbridge, butcher, Queen Street

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Brentwood Station
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George Larkin, clothier and boot and shoe maker, Crown Street
James Larkin, coach builder, Queen's Road
Mark Lavender, gardener, Ongar Road
Charles Lemonon, watch and clock maker, High Street
Charles Carne, Lewis and Son, solicitors, New Road
Daniel Lewis, tailor, Love Lane
Charles Frederick Lloyd, grocer, Warley Road
Philip Lugar, Queen PH, Crown Street
Misses Ann Mabbs and Susannah Mabbs, ladies' school, High Street
John Mann, nurseryman, seedsman, High Street

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