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History of Harwich >> Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

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Mrs. Arnot, 30 West Street
Richard Saxty Barnes, Esplanade
Mrs. Sarah Barnes, Esplanade
Isaac Benton, Angel Battery
Rev. William James Bettison, M.A., vicar, King's Quay Street
Maj. John Bowness, 33 King's Quay Street
Edward Chapman, 41 Church Street
Mrs. Cornell, 28 King's Quay Street
Mrs. Cox, King's Quay Street
Robert Crickmar, 27 King's Quay Street
George Cross, 81 West Street
Mrs. Daniels, 41 King's Quay Street
Henry Davison, 62 West Street
Charles Edward Lacy, 20 West Street
William Downs, 33 Church Street
Rev. Nathaniel Drake, 11 Wellington Place
John Henry Eggett, 33 King's Head Street
Samuel Evans, M.D., 51 West Street
James Richard Franks, 34 King's Quay Street
John Henry Freeman, 7 West Street
Philip William Freshfield, 13 West Street
Miss Fuller, 37 West Street
Mrs. Grigson, 8 Castle Gate Street
Samuel Robert Groom, 40 Church Street
William Groom, J.P., 40 Church Street
Edwin Stephen Gunn, West Street
Francis Hales, J.P., 12 Wellington Place
Francis Richard Hales,42 Church Street
James Hogg, 5 Eastgate
Capt. Daniel Howard, 26 Church Street
Capt. Daniel Howard, jun., Little Church Street
Christopher George Kiddell, 42 King's Quay Street
Wil1iam Knott, J.P., Wellington Road
Frederick George Last, 27 West Street

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Capt. Francis Lawrence, 52 West Street
Thomas Martin, 23 West Street
Arthur Matthews, 77 West Street
Henry Miller, 4 West Street
Capt. John Mabbott Morgan, R.E.
Robert Nalborough, J.P., 4 Church Street
Capt. William Nickerson, Trinity Cottage
Miss Nunn, 6 Church Street
Mrs. Ollard, King's Head Street
Thomas Page, 34 Church Street
Thomas Parker, 26 Church Street
Mrs. Read, 78 West Street
Johnson Richmond, J.P., 50 West Street
Mrs. Richmond, 22 West Street
Rev. Tilney Rising, (Wesleyan), West Street
Capt. William Rivers, Railway Station
Thomas Harrison Smith, 38 Church Street
Mrs. Strahan, 10 Wellington Place
Edwin Taylor, 37A, West Street
Mrs. Taylor, 69 West Street
Mrs. Tricker, 52 West Street
Charles Price Turner, King's Quay Street
John Vaux, J.P., King's Quay Street
John Henry Vaux, King's Quay Street
John Watts, J.P., 39 Church Street
Mrs. Wellsteed, 26 King's Quay Street

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Oliver John Williams, J.P., 17 Church Street
Thomas Adams, greengrocer. 7 St. Austin's Lane
Timothy Aldis, carpenter, 24 West Street
John Andrews, beer retailer, 18 West Street
William Baker, greengrocer, 6 Golden Lion Lane
Charles Henry Barnard, iron monger and gasfitter, Market Place
Richard Saxty Barnes, estate agent, 45 King's Quay Street
Mrs. Fanny Bartlett, school, 49 Church Street
Mrs. Mary Ann Bateman, beer retailer, Church Street
Henry Battely, coal merchant, Eastgate Street
Richard Benneworth, earthenware dealer 46 and 48 King's Quay Road
Charles Frederick Bevan, pharmaceutical chemist, 62 Church Street
E.R. Bird, linen draper, Market Street
Thomas Blosse, hair dresser, 57 Church Street
William Bodgener, tailor, 50 Church Street
Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Borrell, King's Quay Street
Botham and Jackson, printers and stationers, 54 Church Street and 17 Market Street
Jonathan Brewster, baker, 11 King's Head Street
John Brice, Pier family and commercial hotel, Quay
Daniel Britton, greengrocer, 9 King's Quay Street
Edward Tilley Brixey, sail maker, 33 West Street
Wil1iam Buck, fruiterer and greengrocer, 56 Church Street
George Walton Bugg, shoe warehouse, 53 Church Street
Miss Ellen Bull, shopkeeper, 16 West Street
Joseph Leech Bull, Cups family and commercial hotel and livery stables, 64 Church Street
Charles Bullock, cooper, 30A, Church Street
Charles Burroughs, Packet Inn, West Street
John William Cubit Batcher, builder and farmer, King's Quay Street and George Street
William Freeman Butcher, grocer, 17 King's Quay
John Calver, fishmonger, 16 Church Street
Caut and Sillitoe, builders, George Street
Benjamin Carman, upholsterer and cabinet maker, 61 Church Street
William Carman, custom house officer, 41 West Street
John Carrington, shopkeeper and master mariner, 15 Church Street
Robert Carrington, fishmonger, 63 West Street
Samuel Carrington, master mariner, 21 King's Quay Street

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