History of Dovercourt

Barrack Lane Gardens, Dovercourt, 1950
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History of Dovercourt >> 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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Robert Dickson, Queen's Head Hotel
Misses P. and F. Dorant, ladies school, 1 Clarendon Villas
Dovercourt Institute, Public Reading Roorns (A.G. Denny, hon. sec)
William Dunn, pork butcher and greengrocer
Mrs. Mary Ann Everitt, farmer, Lower Wick Farm, Upper Dovercourt
John Edwin Flood, school, Cliff Villas
Isaac Franklin, shopkeeper, Hordel Street
Mrs. Mary Ann Gage, shopkeeper, Upper Dovercourt
Joseph Gant, thatcher, Upper Dovercourt
Mrs. Mary Gant, farmer and carter
Richard Gant, commission agent and market gardener, Upper Dovercourt
Henry Gladwell, organist to All Saints church, 1 Hill Cottages
Miss Louisa Heath, haberdasher
John Henry Hopcke, master mariner, 11 Cliff Terrace, Cliff Road
Joseph Horne, butcher
Raymond Howard, bath and bathing
machine proprietor and: beer retailer
Robert John Jarrold, builder and contractor
Benjamin Johnson, market gardener, Upper Dovercourt
Robert Kettle, beer retailer, Upper Dovercourt
Martin Daniel King, grocer
Charles Lucas, builder, 3 Victoria Terrace
George Lucas, farm bailiff to O.J. Williams, Smythies and The Green Farms
George Mason, market gardener, Upper Dovercourt
Arthur Matthews, surgeon, Cliff Road
Miss Sarah Mauldon, school, Cliff Terrace
William Osborn, market gardener, Upper Dovercourt
William Paddle, shopkeeper, Hordel Street
Timothy Pattison, Trafalgar PH, and assistant overseer, Upper Dovercourt

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John Pattrick and Son, portland roman cement and brick manufacturers and shipowners
William Pepper, shoe maker, Stour Place
Richard Ratcliff, plasterer, Stour Place
Luke Richmond, shipowner, New Road
Robert Rowe, farm bailiff to Miss Elizabeth Deane, Upper Dovercourt
Robert Saunders, station master Sealey and Wells, builders and contractors
George Sealey, builder
William Sergent, master mariner, New Road, Lower Dovercourt
James Smith, shopkeeper, Main Road
Mrs. Samuel Smyth, farmer, Pound Farm, Upper Dovercourt
William Southgate, beer retailer and market gardener, Upper Dovercourt
Samuel Sparrow and John, farmers, Toll Gate farm, Upper Dovercourt
David Summons, shopkeeper and market gardener, Upper Dovercourt
Miss Martha Taylor, ladies' school, Orwell Terrace
Walter Thompson, block maker, Main Road
James Warren, wine and spirit merchant, Clarendon Villas
John Watts, farmer, Rookery Farm, Upper Dovercourt
Samuel Watts, baker and confectioner
Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Webb, lodging house, 3 to 6 Orwell Terrace
James Wells, builder, Clifton House
George Westhorp, chimney sweeper, Upper Dovercourt
John Thomas Wilding, Victoria Hotel, and builder and contractor
Oliver John Williams, farmer and landowner, Smythies Farm, Upper Dovercourt
Samuel Henry Wymark, registrar of births, deaths and marriages, Cliff Road

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

Dovercourt - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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