High Street, Ongar, 1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Ongar (Chipping Ongar) >> Post Office Directory 1874
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1874 directory is the 1871 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:
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.
My ancestor lived here at this time, but why aren't they listed here? Answer: Not everyone appeared in a trade directory. Please read our Trade Directories article.
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High Street, OngarLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Rev. Thomas Mordaunt Barnard Rosenhagen, M.A.
Mrs. Westwood Chafy, Bowes House
Alexander Henry Christie, Wilderness
Henry Gibson, Whitehouse
Matthew Henry Grattan, M.D.
Benjamin Clark Mummery, Ongar House
Rev. Richard Ibbetson Porter, M.A., rector, Rectory
Frank Dobson Potter
Thomas Alfred Young, Roden Villa
James Auger, beer retailer
Mrs. Hannah Barlow, King's Head PH
Harry Barlow, builder, timber merchant, undertaker and cabinet maker
Absolom Barltrop, blacksmith
Edwin Penryn Bennett, baker and corn dealer
George Bretton, Bell PH
Jeremiah Bridge, boot and shoe maker
Thomas Brook, veterinary surgeon
Charles Brown, grocer
George Camp, butcher
Miss Ann Chapman, fancy repository
James Chapman, chemist and druggist
Henry Childs, linen draper
Jane Clapham, fruiterer and gardener
William Clark, private grammar school
James Comell, shopkeeper
Nathan Cook, coach builder
Richard Cooper, shopkeeper
William Covell, butcher
Thomas Cowee, butcher
Henry Drake, hairdresser
James Drake, coal and corn merchant
Alfred Fewell, shopkeeper
Charles Foster, auctioneer
Edwin Fuller, Crown Inn PH
Gas Works (Frederick Noble, proprietor)
Thomas Giblin, baker
Henry Gibson, solicitor
Miss Fanny Gidley, dress maker
James Giffin, boot and shoe maker
James Girling and Henry Girling, coal merchants (James Mast, agent)
Matthew Henry Grattan, physician and surgeon
George Hancock, photographer
Sergeant-Major Hancock, drill instructor
William Hancock, boot maker
Robert Hayward, grocer
Frederick Holt, greengrocer
Mrs. Susan Holt, White Horse PH
Charles Houchin, tailor
John Kerr, ironmonger
James Keys, boot and shoe maker
Peter Lacey, boot and shoe maker
Thomas Lambert, farmer, Castle Farm
George Larkin, clothier
John Lawrence, confectioner
Thomas Mead, baker
John William Miles, draper
C. Mott and Son, grocers and provision merchants
Charles Mott, china, glass and earthenware dealer
William Newnham, draper
Frederick Noble, builder
Richard Oliver, veterinary surgeon
Joseph Parkhurst, clothier and drape
George Parsons, baker
Rebecca Pavitt, beer retailer and shopkeeper
James Penson, ironmonger
William Penson, cabinet maker
Misses Emma Petrie and Ellen Petrie, ladies' school
Frank Dobson Potter, surgeon
Charles Rand, shopkeeper
Michael Regan, Lion Hotel
Ellen Reynolds, dress maker
Mrs. Sarah Reynolds, furniture broker
Rose and Son, tailors and hatters; and at Ryde
Charles John Rowden, watch and clock maker
William Scruby, stationer
George Searle, nurseryman and seedsman
Richard Shergold, watch maker
Frank Silcock, cricket fitter
Jonathan Silcock, harness maker
William Silcock, The Cock PH
Charles Slocombe, stationer and printer
Charles Smith, solicitor, clerk to magisitrates for the Ongar division, clerk to commissioners of taxes and steward of the manors of Stondon & Bobbingworth
John Spurge, farmer
Thomas Suckling, blacksmith; and at Moreton
James Tyler, corn and seed merchant
Thomas Porter Walker, inland revenue officer
David Ward, chemist
William Waterhouse, wine and spirit merchant
Miss Emily Willets, ladies' boarding school, Roden House
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