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History of Harwich >> Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

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John Carter, baker, 14 West Street
Mrs. Charlotte Carver, shopkeeper, Currents Lane
Charles Cavill, dealer in marine stores. 1 King's Head Street
Charles William Cavill, coal dealer, George Street
Edward Chapman, solicitor, 41 Church Street
James Chatten, beer retailer, 56 West Street
John Chisnall, fruiterer and greengrocer, 16 Market Street
Charles Chissell, baker, 76 West Street
John Clarke, shopkeeper, 22 King's Quay Street
Samuel Clarke, baker and confectioner, 10 Market Street
John Coates, plumber, 9 Church Street
Charles Cole, tailor, Ordnance Cottage
James Cook, hair dresser and tobacconist, 23 Church Street
Mrs. Mary Ann Cook, shopkeeper, 4 King's Head Street
John Cooper, shopkeeper, 31 King's Head Street
Samuel Cousins, greengrocer, Market Place
William Henry Cousins, tailor, 8 Church Street
James Jones Crane, glass and china dealer, 19 Church Street
Thomas Crane, master mariner, 1 St. Austin's Lane
William Dale, master mariner, Wellington Road
Mrs. Mary Ann Daniels, corn and coal merchant, 41 King's Quay Street
Daniel Dawson, shoe maker, Market Place
Henry Tyrrell Dawson, beer retailer, 11 George Street
Thomas Denney, fishmonger, 19 King's Head Street
Thomas John Denney, fishmonger, Currents Lane
Sevrion Diamond, watch maker, 18 Church Street
James Macdonough Dore, baker, 59 Church Street
William Dore, ironmonger, 2 King's Quay Street
James Downes, Elephant and Castle PH, West Street
James Downie, lodging house, New Road
Jonathan Dunlop, superintendent engineer of Great Eastern Company's boats, 32 West Street

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Alfred Wells Dunningham, steam saw mill and timber yard
Charles Durrant, custom house officer, 1 West Street
James Durrant, butcher, 21 Market Street
John Blogg Durrant, cabinet maker and upholsterer, 3 Church Street
Joseph Edwards, lodging house, 11 Wellington Street
Charles Elliner, lodging house. 17 King's Head Street
Mrs. Agnes Ellis, school, 1 Church Lane
John Samson Elwood, butcher, 7 Market Street
Samuel England, shoe maker, 26 West Street
Mrs. Elizabeth Ennels, butcher, King's Quay Street
Mrs. Eliza Ann Ennels, Ship PH, and butcher, 4 King's Quay Street
Thomas Ennels, butcher, King's Quay Street
Samuel Evans, physician, 51 West Street
Frederick Everard and Son, tailors and drapers, 58 Church Street
John Everett, blacksmith, 3 West Street
William Fairchild, fishmonger, 35 King's Head Street
Thomas Farr, shopkeeper, 44 Church Street
James Farthing, cabinet maker, 9 West Street
John William Fenner, master mariner, 31 Church Street
James Fielder, lodging house, 30 King's Head Street
Henry Ford, examiner of customs, New Road
Charles Forster, sail maker, 44 West Street
Robert Forster, sail maker, l1A, Eastgate Street
Philip William Freshfield, surgeon, 13 George Street
Mrs. Ann Fryer, shopkeeper, 7 Castlegate Street
James Fulcher, grocer and draper, Market Street

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William Gane, fishmonger, 51 King's Quay Street
Abraham Garling, plumber, 8 King's Quay Street
Gas Works Edward Chapman, secretary; Jabez Cburch, engineer, Bath Side
Thomas George, notary public and ship agent, 6 King's Head Street
Thomas William Glide, tinman, 14 Church Street
Mrs. Mary Ann Gooding, dress maker, 47 Church Street
William Gooding, Coach and Horses PH, Church Street
Misses Georgiana Goodwin and Charlotte Goodwin, lodging house, Esplanade
Great Eastern hotel, Mrs. Lizzie Bellamy, manager, Quay
Andrew Grey, confectioner, Market Street
Henry Dowling Grice, grocer and auctioneer, 10 King's Quay Street
Joseph Grice, grocer and draper, 20 Market Street
William Groom, consul for Denmark, Sweden and Norway 40 Church Street
Frederick Groves, store keeper to the G.E.Ry. George Street
John Guy, weights, measures and police inspector, Guildhall
Robert Gully, dining rooms, 37 King's Head Street
George Hale, chimney sweeper, Corbell's court
Francis Hales, estate agent, 12 Wellington Place
Francis Richard Hales, solicitor, 42 Church Street
Mrs. Susannah Hallams, shopkeeper, 38A, King's Head Street
William Hammond, fish salesman, King's Quay Street
Joseph Harding, chemist, 4 Market Street
William Hare, master mariner, 32 West Street
Misses Eliza Hart and Sophia Hart, lodging house, 6 West Street
Mrs. Mary Hart, dress maker, 2 Eastgate

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