Pier Avenue, Clacton-on-Sea, 1891Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Great Clacton >> 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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Rev. Samuel Christmas Brown, B.A., vicarage
Edmund Almond, veterinary surgeon
Samuel Almond, shoe maker
William Bagley, boot maker
John Barling, blackmsith
Charles Beckwith, miller
Frederick Brooks, miller and baker
William Budd, farmer
Frederick Carolan, farmer
-- Dunn, Coast Guard officer
Abbott Feedham, beer retailer
William Feedham, farmer, Ralph's Farm
John Fenn, furniture broker
Finer Brothers and Whiting, grocers and linen drapers
Sydney Fordham, carpenter
John Gilders, malster, farmer and coal merchant
George Granger, wheelwright and blacksmith
Philip Johnson Harris, farmer, Burr's Farm
Philip Joy, plumber and painter
Ephraim Kent, carpenter wheelwright
William Neville, coach maker
Herbert Nicholson, farmer, Bull Hill
Thomas Nicholson, farmer, Sladbury
James Page, farmer and landowner
William Pigg, Queen's Head, and blacksmith
Robert Pollard, grocer and draper
Lucy Pudney, farmer
The Village, Great ClactonLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Charles Reed, Ship, and carrier
Robert Revell, shopkeeper
Charles Riches, builder
Lucy Riches, baker
Henry Rouse, hair cutter
Joseph Rouse, baker, Green
Cleere William Scraggs Sadler, farmer, Valley Farm
John Salmon, farmer
Robert Green Salmon, farmer, Hall
Sarah Salmon, farmer, Wash Farm
William Scragg, farmer, landowner, White House
Esther Scrutton, butcher
John Smith, farmer, Alton Park
Philip SMith, farmer and landowner, Jaywick
Philip SMith, farmer, Blue House
Thomas Snelling, Coach and Horses
Joseph Southgate, farm bailiff
Joseph Wink, boot and shoe maker
Joseph Winterflood, brewer
John Young, baker and carrier
Clacton on Sea
James Cattermole, bathing machine proprietor
Henry Jones, boatman
Thomas Joy, plumber
Frederick Mann, Royal Hotel
John Moy, lodging house
Thomas Nash, plasterer
Henry James Page, farmer and landowner
William Reed, grocer and job master
Shadrach Sparling, baker
Charles Young, master mariner
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