History of Grays Thurrock (Grays)

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History of Grays Thurrock (Grays) >> Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

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Charles Glen Bott; and at Aveley
Rev. Robert Hardy Brenan, M.A., vicar
Edmund Brooks
Edmund Wright Brooks
Rev. John Davidson, (Primitive), Talbot Terrace
Mrs. Elizabeth Ford
Charles French
Robert Ingram, Whitehall
Mrs. Duvals Meeson
Rev. James Merchant, (Independent), Talbot Terrace
Richard Nicholls, Railway Villas
George Nicholas Player
Arthur Thomas Roworth
Rudhall, The Elms
Charles Seabrooke
James Seabrooke
Miss Susannah Charlotte
Smith, Belmont Castle
Thomas Malcolm Temlie, Railway Villas
Henry Wallace, The Dell
William Emerson Willis
Robert Lloyd Williams
Joseph Howard Andrews, plumber
Mrs. Caroline Barnes, dress maker
Richard Harriett, lighterman
Daniel Bartlett, King's Arms, hotel and posting house
Alfred Beale, hair dresser and news agent
John Bennett, watch and clock maker
Charles Glen Bott, surgeon; and, at Aveley
Henry Bradd, grocer
Benjamin Brett, market gardener
William Brewster, Sailor's Return
Brooks, Shoobridge and Co. cement manufacturers
Mrs. Jane Brown, fancy repository
William Brown, barge owner and 1ighterman
George Broyd, shopkeeper
John Broyd, beer retailer
George Callander, greengrocer

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William Clark, blacksmith
William Coker, basket maker
William Coker, wood turner and haker
Co-operative Society, Thomas Hill, manager
Thomas Coppin, greengrocer
Abraham Cottis, cow keeper
William Cottis, clothier and baker
James Cousens, linen draper
William Cousins, Bull PH
Mrs. Amelia Davis, school
Miss Susannah Doidge, milliner and dress maker
John Emeny, shopkeeper
William Eveling, linen draper
George Fox, waterman
Charles French, architect and marsh bailiff
Charles Gentry, clothier
George Gibbs, shoe maker
Mrs. Maria Gilbert, saddler
Edward James Goldsmith, lighterman
Frederick Gray, butcher
Grays Chalk Quarries Co. Limited
Robert MacGregor, manager; Alfred Channer, sec.
William Hall, builder
Robert Harvey, commission agent
William Heymer, boot maker
James Hitchin, grocer
Charles Homersham, grocer and cheesemonger
Mrs. Ann Hopper, dress maker
Horncastle A., clothier and furniture broker
John Howell, Railway hotel and posting house
James Hubbard, greengrocer
John Hutchins, tailor
John Jay, sewing machine agent
Henry George King, baker
Joseph King, tailor

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William Letch, grocer
Mrs. Susan Marsh, shopkeeper
Edward Robert Meacher, grocer and collector of highway rates
Charles Miller, baker
Mrs. Mary Ann Miller, beer retailer and baker
William Negus, Castle PH
George Frederick Oddy, carpenter
Thomas Pearson, brick maker, and at Little Thurrock
James Potter, butcher
Randell and Howell, maltsters
Edward Roberts, wheelwright
William Rod, Theobald's Arms PH
Arthur Thomas Roworth, surgeon
William Sackett, collector of poor rates, Talbot Terrace
Seabrooke and Son, brewers, maltsters and coal merchants
George Sharp, greengrocer
William Simons, boot and shoe maker
Wilson Simons, boot and shoe maker
Joseph Simpson, linen draper
John Henry Sims, Rising Sun PH
Josiah Smith, plumber and glazier
Joseph Smithson, grocer
Mrs. Mary Sneezum, White Hart PH
John Henry Soole, chemist and druggist
Martin Spooner, pork butcher
Stanley and Co. grocers
Sturgeon and Sons, farmers, Grays Hall and South Ockendon Hall
Alfred Taylor, ironmonger and smith
James Thomas Taylor, grocer and provision dealer
William Theobald, fishmonger
Thompson Jesse and Son, builders
William Towler, butcher
Jeremiah Warren, fishmonger
Miss Victoria Waters, fancy repository
William Watts, shopkeeper
James William West, beer retailer
Job Wheeler, veterinary Burgeon
Edward White, cow keeper
Frederick Wilks, tobacconist
Robert Lloyd Williams, solicitor
George Woods, farmer

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