History of Great Coggeshall (Coggeshall)

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History of Great Coggeshall (Coggeshall) >> Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

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Colchester Road, Coggeshall © Copyright Footstepsphotos 2006. http://www.footstepsphotos.co.uk/index.html
Colchester Road, Coggeshall
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Samuel Philip Kearnes, Red Lion PH, Market Hill
Thomas Kemp, wheelwright, Church Street
Thomas Hall Kettle, linen draper etc., Market Hill
John Kemp King, brewer, wine and spirit merchant and seed grower, The Gravel
William King, maltster and corn, seed, oil cake merchant, The Gravel
Richard Meredith Kirkham, iron founder, Bridge Street
Aloys Kuner, clock and watch maker, jeweller, East Street
Henry Charles Langbridge, furnishing and general ironmonger, Church Street, and at High Street, Kelvedon
Frederick Lawrence, straw bonnet manufacturer, Church Street
William Layzell, blacksmith, Stoneham Street
Daniel Leaper, undertaker, East Street
William Leaper, Bird-in-Hand PH, and brewer and wine and spirit merchant, Bird-in-Hand brewery; and at Kelvedon
Jonathan Leatherdale, saw mills, East Street
John Lewsey, carman, Stoneham Street
London County Bank (Branch of) (Edward John Gill, manager), Market Hill
Robert Mander, grocer and wine merchant, Market Hill
Samuel Marshall, carrier and coal dealer, Bridge Street
William Marten, relieving office, Market End
Mechanics' Institute (Thomas Simpson and Matthias Alfred Gardner, hon. secretaries; Samuel Sharman, librarian)
Henry Moore, tailor and draper, East Street
Mrs. Mary Ann Moss, toy dealer, and berlin wool and fancy warehouse, Church Street
John Mount and David Mount, bakers and confectioners, Church Street
William Mount, basket maker, Market End
William Musgrove, baker, Stoneham Street
Joseph Near, boot and shoe maker, Colne Road
Mrs. Sophia Newman, Swan PH, East Street
William Nickels, shopkeeper, Bridge Street
Henry Nunn, blacksmith, East Street
William Outtram, grocer, Stoneham Street
Samuel Parke, plumber, Church Street
Parochial Library Reading Rooms (Charles Edward Hatfield, hon. sec.), Bridge Street
Frederick Wallington Pfander, currier and tanner, East Street
Joseph Pilgrim, Royal Oak PH, Stoneham Street

Stone Hill Street, Coggeshall © Copyright Footstepsphotos 2006. http://www.footstepsphotos.co.uk/index.html
Stone Hill Street, Coggeshall
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Thomas Plumstead, gardener and seed grower, The Gravel
David Polley, seed grower, West Street
William Borley Polley, cabinet maker, Church Street
Misses Eliza Anne Popham and Sarah Popham, tambour lace manufacturers, The Gravel
Joseph Potter, beer retailer, Church Street
John George Poulton, White Hart hotel, and veterinary surgeon, Market End
George Prentice, boot and shoe maker, Bridge Street
Nehemiah Prior, grocer and baker, West Street
Samuel Horatio Prior, pianoforte tuner, Church Street
George Pryke, town crier
Daniel Pudney, currier, Church Street
James Pudney, blacksmith, Bridge Street
Henry Pudsey, pork butcher, Market Hill
John Rawlinson, Yorkshire Grey PH, Stoneham Street
Mrs. Elizabeth Richmond, Fleece PH, West Street
Mrs. Maria Rout, fancy repository, East Street
Jacob Rowland, hair dresser, Church Street
Thomas Rowland, seedsrnan and farmer, West Street
William Rowland, greengrocer, Church Street
Edward Sach, greengrocer, Church Street
James Sadler, greengrocer, Church Street
Evet Saunders, baker, Stoneham Street
Robert Saunders, baker, Church Street
William Saunders, and shopkeeper, West Street
Simmons Brothers, drapers, Church Street
Thomas Simpson, M.B.C.S., L.A.C., surgeon, Church Street
John Skingley, cigar dealer, Church Street
Abram Smith, shopkeeper, The Gravel
Humphrey Smith, shopkeeper, Queen Street
Joseph Smith, shopkeeper, oil dealer and gardener, Church Street
Reuben Smith, shoe maker, The Gravel

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Market Hill, Coggeshall
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Richard Browning Smith, farmer and butcher, East Street
Richard Browning Smith, jun. butcher, Church Street
William Smith, carpenter and builder, Stoneham Street
William Spurge, lace manufacturer, Church Street
John Steed, plumber, Market End
Joseph Smith Surridge, jnr., auctioneer and land and estate agent, Leeze House, and Imworth
Mrs. Eliza Surry, toy dealer, Church Street
James Tansley, engineer, The Gravel
Mrs. Harriet Turner, Forester PH, Stoneham Street
William Turner, builder, East Street
Joseph Unwin, farmer, Bouchiers Grange
John Walter, tambour lace manufacturer, East Street
John Warren, beer retailer, Colchester Road
Anthony Townsend Warwicker, farmer, Hock Street Farm
John Wash, coach builder, West Street
John Watson, grocer, Stoneham Street
Miss Martha Wheeler, baker, East Street
John Willett, ironmonger, East Street
Thomas Willett, ironmonger, Market Hill
John Youngman, Lamb PH, Tilkey Road

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