The Mill, Heybridge, 1901Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Heybridge and Heybridge Basin >> Post Office 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.
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.
Samuel Baker, Broad Street Green
Edward Hammond Bentall
William Edward Bentnll, Moat Cottage
William Rufus Bentall
Mrs. Shuckborough, Goldhanger Road
George Gepp Ward
Rev. Thomas Wren, M.A., vicar
John Ballard, Crown Inn Broad Street Green
Charles Beadle, shopkeeper
Isaac Belsham and Son, maltsters, etc.
Edward Hammond Bentall, ironfounder, etc., Heybridge Works
Stephen Bickmore, builder
Benjamin Brasher, grocer
John Chaney, ship owner, Basin
William Walter Coe, farmer, Broad Street Green
Daniel Eavery, ship owner
John Edwards, bricklayer
Henry Thomas Eve and Co. maltsters, corn, coal, seed, oil cake & manure merchants
Edward Faux, farmer, The Hall
James Ford, beer retailer
Joseph Going, sail maker, etc., Basin
Charles Graves, pork butcher
Isaac Harrington, grocer
William Harvey, fishmonger
George Jay, farmer and estate agent, Elm Lodge
William Keys, corn merchant, etc.
James Last, Half Moon Inn
Robert Lewis, baker
Thomas Lott, farm man to E. H. Bentall
Thomas Manning, tailor
Heybridge BasinLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
William Mott, blacksmith
Charles Nash, baker
Joseph Paul, beer retailer
Edward Pearmain, Maltsters' Arms PH
Miss Sarah Quy, shopkeeper
William Raven, baker
Robert Rix, Jolly Sailor PH, and ship owner, Basin
Hayward Rush, farmer, Broad Street Green
Henry Rush, maltster
Robert Sadler, Anchor PH
Thomas Sheldrick, harbour master, Basin
George Gepp Ward, corn miller and farmer, Heybridge Mill
Charles Williams, wheelwright
Joseph Witney, Queen's Head PH
William Woodcraft, shipwright
John Worraker, boot and shoe maker, and postmaster
Robert Worraker, beer retailer
Robert Worraker, jnr., butcher
Back to History of Heybridge and Heybridge Basin
Are your ancestors from Heybridge and Heybridge Basin? Why not tell us their story: My Heybridge and Heybridge Basin Ancestors.
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
Heybridge - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Heybridge - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
Let them discover the story of their ancestors.
The kit is delivered to their door. Only £71 on Ancestry
Learn more at Ancestry DNA.
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.