History of Dedham

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The Flemish Coittages, Dedham, 1965
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History of Dedham >> Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

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Rev. Hamilton Ashwin, LL.D
Mrs. Ayles, Princel Green
Mrs. Austin, Dedham Hall
Hatfield James Back, Dedham Park
Mrs. Bloomfield
Maj. Frederick Young Cassidy, Gunhill Ho
AynottJohn James Chitty
Rowland Townshend Cobbold,The Lodge
Mrs. Corby, The Grove Hill Cottage
Francis Davey
Miss Davey
Thomas Dunnage, Brookside
Harry Dunnett, Heath Villa
William Herbert Dunnett, Stour House
Henry Richards Edwards, Hillands
Edouard Ehrke
Miss Elton, Princel Green
Rev. Ebenezer Evans, Independent
Thomas L'Estrange Ewen, J.P.. Rookery
Henry Farnell, The Grove
John Fraser, B.A.
Mrs. Gretton, Upper Park
Capt. Hancocks, Hookery Cottage
Miss Howard
James Jones, Castle House
Rev. Gerald Thompson Lermit, M.A., LL.D., Grammar School
Edwin Mens
Rev. George Murray, M.A., Vicarage
Capt. William Edward Ness, Stony Lands
James Hugh Paul
William Henry Penrose, J.P., Lower Park
James Roherts, Heath Cottage
James Meadows Rodwell
Rev. Henry Edward Sanderson, M.A.
Robert Stannard, Mill House
Joseph Abbott, beer retailer
William Bacon, farmer
Emma Margaret Barber and Anna Barber (Misses), ladies' school
John Barber, carpenter and builder, Grove House
William Barber, grocer

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Charles Booth, farmer, Highlands
Frederick Booth, grocer and draper
James Buss, boot and shoe maker
Aynott John James Chitty, surgeon
Thomas Cole, endowed school
Richard Collins, farmer
Samuel Cooper, carpenter
William Cross, blacksmith
Mrs. Sarah Death, beer retailer
Joseph Double, baker
Frederick Downs, farmer and dealer, Dedham Heath
William Dynes, farmer
Henry Edgar, Sun Inn PH
Henry Evans, butcher
Charles Fairhead, butcher
Samuel Felgate, farmer
John Fenner, cattle dealer and farmer, Brook Cottage
John Folkard, farmer and carrier
Samuel Gardner, cattle dealer
James Philip Goodwin, Compasses PH
Frederick Griffiths, furniture broker
George Griffiths, furniture broker
Samuel Halls, shopkeeper
Mrs. Ebenezer Hitchcock, cooper
Nathaniel Howard, plumber
Hugh Charles Howell, builder
Christopher Hunt, blacksmith
Garrard Jacob, watch and clock make
Harry Kettle, Marlborough Head PH
Henry Kingsforth, shopkeeper
Charles John Kirkman, chemist and druggist
John Lawrence, blacksmith
William Lee, coach maker
John Lenny, nurseryman
Charles Manning, farmer
George Marratt, boot and shoe maker
Charles Mason, farmer
Edwin Mens, professor of music
John Moore, beer retailer
Joseph Morgan, Gun PH
Joseph Osborne, wheelwright
William Jefferies Page, confectioner
William John Page, cab proprietor
Misses Parsons, farmers, Upper Lodge
Frederick Patten, farmer and horse dealer
Robert Ray, stationer and ironmonger
Joseph Rice, plumber
Mrs. Mary Rice, straw hat maker
James Roberts, architect, Heath Cottage
James Meadows Rodwell, land and estate agent
Andrew George Saunders, Crown PH
Nathaniel Saunders and Son, builders and brick makers, Hallfield House
F. & G. Saveall (Misses), dress makers
William Scott, draper and grocer
George Sharp, baker and shopkeeper
William Sherman, boot and shoe maker
George Shoobridge, harness maker
Rohert Smith, Anchor PH
William Snell, grocer
Robert Stannard and William Stannard, merchants and millers
Benjamin Watson, baker
Samuel Whislay, ironmonger
Alexander White, carpenter
David White, tailor
William Winden, grocer and shoe maker
Thomas Wood, blacksmith
William Wright, shopkeeper
Mrs. Emily Young, shopkeeper
William Young, Lamb PH

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