Leigh-on-Sea, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Leigh on Sea >> Post Office Directory 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.
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Francis Constant Barker
William Foster, Pittington House
Rev Henry Hayes, vicar of Canvey Island
Mrs. Ridley Herschell
Rev. Walker King, M.A., rector
George Marsh, Melrose Villas
William Sankey, M.D., Prospect House
Arthur John Ray, school master
Miss Elizabeth Harvey, school mistress
Walter Brown, station master
Richard Adcock, boot and shoe maker
John Aldridge, grocer and baker
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John Joseph Baker, United Brethren
Benjamin Barnard, baker
John Bayford, Peter Boat PH, and coal dealer
Arthur Bentall, farmer
James Borrodell, farmer
Samuel Brewer, butcher
John Bull, Crooked Billet PH
John Bundock, Smack PH
William Busby, grocer
Henry Choppin, Bell PH
George Churchyard, ship smith, etc.
John Clarke, shopkeeper
William Clark, Ship PH
Charles Clipsham, Coal Hole PH
Richard Codlin, tailor
Charles Cotgrove, shopkeeper
Henry Cotgrove, boat builder
Lawrence Davis, farmer
Edmund Dearn, engineer and machinist
George Emery, grocer
George Fretten, shoe maker
Gallichan and Co., potters
Mrs. Charlotte Garnish, lodging house
James Girling and Henry Girling, coal and salt merchants
Brown Walter, agent, Railway Station
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