History of Harlow

Harlow © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
Mulberry Green, Harlow, 1903
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.

History of Harlow >> Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

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:


Genes Reunited

Find my past

The Genealogist

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.

You should also consider newspaper archives. With millions of pages now online, there is always the possibility of finding articles featuring your ancestors. Discover how to explore newspaper archives.

Henry Atherton Adams, J.P., Wynters
Aylmer Anthony Astley, Bromleys
John Kidd Barnard, Harlow Bury
Mrs. Barnard, Piper's House
Charles White Cave
Philip Chaplin, Feltimores
Thomas Chaplin
Thomas Chaplin, jun.
Mrs. Cleary, Kent Lodge
Robert Newcombe Day
Rev. William Earle
Rev. Frederick Edwards, B.A., (Baptist)
William Fordyce
Thomas Griffin
Richard Theodore Grubb
Mrs. Hodson, Mulberry Green
Samuel Porter Matthews, Campions
Rev. Charles Miller, M.A., Vicarage
Miss Sims, Hubbard's Hall
Thomas Walter Stubbing
Rev. Charles Edward Taunton, M.A., vicar of St. John's
William Walford
John Watlington Perry Watlington, J.P., Moor Hall
The Misses Wright, Mill Hill
Joshua Adams, painter
Mrs. Catherine Asprey, furniture broker
Edward Coleman Bambridge, Green Man PH
John Barnard, miller, Harlow Mill
John Kidd Barnard, farmer, landowner and miller, Harlow Bury and Piper's Hill
Henry Barrack, beer retailer
Boaz Battell, George PH, Harlow Common
Miss Sarah Bignell, milliner
James Bingham, Marquis of Granby PH
Simeon Bowtell, blacksmith
Robert Campion, chemist and druggist
Joseph Chaplin, reformatory superintendent
Thomas Chaplin, brewer
William Coleman, coal dealer
James Collins, wheelwright
Henry Edward Cooper, butcher
Day and Grubb, surgeons
William Deards and Samuel Deards, painters, glaziers and gasfitters
Mrs. Ellen Debnam, blacksmith
James Dorkins, confectioner
William Earle, boarding school
James Edwards, inland revenue officer
Thomas Ennefer, farmer
James Hiram Eyke, Queen's Head PH
Charles Francis, saddler
James Francis, saddler
Curtis Franklin, Crown PH
Charles French, shoe maker
William French, baker
George Girling, grocer and draper
Harlow Benefit Building Society (Frederick Parker, sec.)
Harlow and Sawbridgeworth Gas Light and Coke Co. Limited (George Prior, sec.)

PH - exterior
The Crown PH, Old Harlow, 1971.
© Copyright Penny Mayes contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Mrs. Emma Hutchin, grocer and baker, Potter Street
George Hutchin, blacksmith
John Jarvis, builder
John Jenkins, plumber
Miss Mary Judd, dress maker
Joseph Lines, farmer, White House Farm
George Metcalfe, tailor
Miss Elizabeth Miller, ladies' school
Henry Monk, saddler
Daniel Mumford, saddler and harness maker
Joseph Newton, carpenter
Joseph Newton, jun., carpenter
William Nicholls, carpenter and builder, Potter Street
Joseph Phillips, Horn and Horseshoe PH, Harlow Common
William Pratt, carpenter
William Pratt, watch maker
Jeremiah Prentice, wheelwright
George Prior, secretary to the gas works
William Rider, George commercial inn and posting house
James Rixon, shoe maker
George Salmons, dairyman
George Samuel, baker
Mrs. Sarah Sanders, shoe maker
Benjamin Francis Scott, tailor
George Searle, shoe maker
George Selmes, butcher
William Smith, inspector of police
Miss Marian,Snow fancy repository
James Sortwell, bricklayer, Potter Street
James Spicer, fishmonger
James Stevens, White Horse PH, Potter Street
John Stuteley, hair dresser
Alfred Henry Sydenham, boarding school
John Harrington Thurgood, baker and shopkeeper
John Isaac Thurgood, Railway Hotel and posting house
George Watmough, grocer and draper
Starkins George Wedd, baker
Henry Cruse Wentworth, farmer, Roffey Hall
Henry Groves Wentworth, farmer, Burns
Henry William Wentworth manure, seed and coal merchant
Charles Whittaker, stationer and grocer
Misses Mary Ann Whittaker and Sophia Whittaker, linen drapers
William Winch, bricklayer
Samuel Young, grocer, draper, and clothier, Mulberry Green

High Street, Harlow © Copyright Footstepsphotos 2006. http://www.footstepsphotos.co.uk/index.html
High Street and Post Office, Harlow, c.1915
Low resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.

Back to History of Harlow

my ancestors logo

My Ancestors.

Are your ancestors from Harlow? Why not tell us their story: My Harlow Ancestors.

Find your Ancestors in the Newspapers

Essex Standard Newspaper

Newspaper archives are now a very important source of information for researching your family tree.

Try our example search to help you discover if your ancestors are in the British Newspaper Archive.

Help me find my ancestors

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

Harlow - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

This work is based on data provided through www.VisionofBritain.org.uk and uses historical material which is copyright of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth. Licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence BY-SA-4.0

Looking for an unusual Christmas Present?

Why not buy a DNA kit for a family member?

Let them discover the story of their ancestors.

The kit is delivered to their door. Now discounted to £63 on Ancestry

Learn more at Ancestry DNA.

Looking for pictures to add to your family tree album?


Ebay is a good source of old images of Essex towns and villages. If you're looking for pictures to add to your family tree album, then try one of the auctions, or there are several 'Buy It Now' shops offering postcards which have been touched up and improved - so if you're unsure about bidding, try these. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards. Browse through or type the name of the location in the Ebay search box.