History of Brentwood

Brentwood, High Street 1903  (Neg. 50221M)  © 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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William Taylor Manning, greengrocer, King's Road
William March, linen draper, High Street
Thomas Marley, builder, Crescent Road
Lawrence Marlton, butcher, High Street
Mrs. Mary Ann Marlton, stationer, High Street
John Matthew Mason, cowkeeper, Ongar Road
John Merry, baker and confectioner, High Street
Robert Miller, shopkeeper, King's Road
Charles Millington, builder, High Street
Abraham John Thornas, auctioneer, High Street
Thomas Copson Threader, hairdresser, High Street
Mrs. Frances Thorrowgood , toy dealer, New Road
Mrs. Mary Ann Thorrowgood, dress maker, Ingrave Road
John Thurlow, linen draper, High Street
Samuel Bawtree Turner, basket maker, High Street
William Turner, baker, King's Road
William Turner, postmaster, High Street

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Isaac Turrell, boot and shoe maker, High Street
Mrs. Susan Twinn, confectioner, High Street
William Tyler, greengrocer, Queen's Road
David Unwin, shopkeeper, Ongar Road
Joseph Wainwright, Victoria Arms PH, Ongar Road
William Richard Wall, plumber, King's Road
Charles Wallis and Frederick Wallis, linen drapers, High Street
Albert William Wallis, surgeon, High Street
Walter Wallis, Edward, baker, lngrave Road
James Ward, oil and color man, High Street
John Ward, plumber, High Street
William Ward, Railway Inn, Queen Street
Arthur Webster, baker, Queen Street
Thomas Wells, carrier, High Street
Welsted John and Co., coal and timber merchants, Railway Station; and at Southend

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James Whitby, beer retailer and shopkeeper, High Street
Charles White, saddler, High Street
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann White, ladies' school, New Road
James White, builder, New Road
Mrs. Jane,White milliner, High Street
Joseph Frederick Wiffen, plumber, painter and glazier, High Street
Robert Wilks, bookseller and stationer, High Street
Winter Brothers, builder and undertakers, King's Road
F. and F. J. Wood brick makers, Queen Street
Henry Wood, greengrocer, High Street
Thomas Palm Wood, boot and shoe maker, High Street
John Lewin Worrin, commercial traveller. High Street
Wi1liam Worrin, chemist and druggist, High Street
William Henry Wraith, veterinary surgeon, High Street

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Brentwood - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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Brentwood - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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