History of Heybridge and Heybridge Basin

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The Mill, Heybridge, 1901
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History of Heybridge and Heybridge Basin >> Post Office 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

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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.

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Samuel Baker, Broad Street Green
Isaac Belsham
Edward Hammond Bentall
William Edward Bentnll, Moat Cottage
William Rufus Bentall
Joseph Eavery
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

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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

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

Heybridge - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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