History of Maldon

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History of Maldon >> Post Office Directory 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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Covers Maldon and Fullbridge.

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Joseph Finch, custom house officer, Mill Road
William Henry Finch, baker, North Street
Abraham Foster, beer retailer, etc., Wantz Road
Alfred Crick Freeman, Crick and Freeman, solicitor, clerk to Maldon union, Gate Street
George Freeman, Plough and Sail PH, Wantz Road
John Crick Freeman, Crick and Freeman, solicitor, Gate Street
Joseph Freeman, grocer, Wantz Road
William Freeman, clerk to Burial Board and secretary to Marine Insurance Association, London Road
William Freeman, greengrocer, High Street
John French, fishmonger, High Street
James Frost, shoeing and blacksmith, High Street and Fambridge Road
John Charles Frost, blacksmith, Causeway
William Frost, furniture dealer, Wantz Road
Thomas Frostick, chimney sweeper, North Street
James Furlong, plumber and glazier, Fambridge Road
James William Gepp, whitesmith, Union Lane
William Gepp, Bell PH, Silver Street
Charles Gill, stone mason, Fullbridge
Mrs. Elizabeth Gill, shoeing smith, London Road
Henry Sylvanus Gill, baker, Fullbridge
John Herridge Gill, baker, Wantz Road
Miss Henrietta Gower, depot of the Christian Knowledge Society, High Street
James Gower, confectioner, High Street
Mrs. Sarah Gower, gardener and seedsman, High Street
Mrs. Mary Ann Gowers, servants' registry office, Market Hill
C.S. Gray and Son, brewers, maltsters and spirit merchants, Maldon brewery
Mrs. Elizabeth Greatrex, saddler and harness maker, High Street
Frederick George Green, tailor, High Street
William Grimwood, farm bailiff to Mrs. Pattisson, Spital Farm
Joseph Gripper, iron merchant, Fullbridge; and at High Street, Chelmsford
Thomas Gymer, rope and twjne maker, Wantz Road
William Halliday, tailor, Wantz Road
Edward Hance, registrar of births and deaths for St, Peter's district, Fullbridge
Handley and Finch, barge builders, The Hythe
David Handley, butcher and baker, High Street
Henry Handley, beer retailer, North Street
Joseph Handley, Trinity pilot, Wantz Road

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Hillside (former workhouse), Maldon, c.1905
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Mrs. Sarah Handley, bath proprietor, The Hythe
William Handley, clothier, High Street
Mrs. Eliza Harvey, coach builder, Fambridge Road
John Harvey, Rose and Crown PH, High Street
Samuel Hawkes, plumber and brazier, High Street
Charles Haws, Three Cups PH, and barge owner, Wantz Road
John Murray Hayes, Queen Adelaide PH, High Street
William Cable Hazleton, hair dresser, High Street
George Hearn, plumber, painter and glazier, Silver Street
Stephen Hewes Wood, baker, Wantz Road
William Hickford, Prince of Wales PH, Market Hill
William Hickford, jun., Blue Boar family and commercial hotel and posting House, agent for the Great Eastern Railway Co. High Street
Charles Hicks, corn, seed and flour warehouse, High Street
Miss Elizabeth Mary Hicks, ladies' school, London Road
James Hicks, beer retailer, Church Street
Marven Porter Hicks and Son, grocers, High Street
Charles Holmes, coal dealer and carrier, Wantz Road
Charles Howard, linen draper, High Street
James Hudson, carter and cowkeeper, Gate Street
William Humpherys, linen draper, High Street
Charles Hurrell, farmer, London Road
George Hurrell, farmer, Brick House, Mundon Road
John Thomas Ibbs, chemist, Market Hill
Thomas Isaac and Co., corn, coal and seed merchants, Fullbridge
William James, station master, Railway station
Harry Jefferies, tailor, High Street
John Jolly, hair cutter, High Street
John Jones, Ship PH, Fullbridge

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The River, Maldon
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Thomas Jordan, manager of gas works, High Street
Charles Keen, furniture dealer, Wantz Road
William Golding Kelsey, grocer and draper, High Street
Charles Ketley, pork butcher, Market Hill
William King, superintendent of police, Wantz Road
Samuel Kirby, shipwright, The Hythe
Joseph Knight, ship and house agent, High Street
Miss Martha Knight, berlin wool repository, High Street
Thomas Knight, clothier, hatter and hosier, Market Hill
William Lee, boot and shoe maker, Silver Street
Leopard's Hired Sacks (C. Hicks, agent), High Street
William Lewin, baker and confectioner, High Street
Miss Elizabeth Sarah Lewis, glass and china dealer, High Street
John Fuller Lewis, horse dealer, High Street
Library and Reading Room (Dr. Plume's) (Rev. Edward Russell Horwood, M.A., librarian Literary and Mechanics' Insitute (H. Sherwin, sec.)
Charles Croxon, librarian), High Street
Walter Loker, boot and shoe maker, Fullbridge
London and County Bank (William Woolford Moffatt, manager), High Street
Thomas Longdin, inspector of nuisances, Wantz Road
Alfred Lucking, pork butcher, Silver Street
Mrs. Lydia McCorkendale, boot and shoe maker, High Street
Angus Macnab, colector and surveyor to the customs, Customs House
Alfred Frederick Malcolm, stone and marble mason, Fullbridge
Maldon Association for the Prosecution of Felons (Edwin May, secretary)
Maldon Gas Light Company Limited (Henry Clarke, sec. and collector); works, High Street
Maldon and Heybridge Co-operative Stores (Thomas Gowers, manager), Fullbridge
Maldon and Heybridge Mutual Building Society (A.S. Spurgeon, secretary
) Maldon Iron Works Company Limited (J.C. Float, manager), agricultural implement manufacturers, iron and brass founders etc. Fullbridge
Maldon Loan Co. Limited (John Rogers, sec)
Maldon Mutual Marine Insurance Association (William Freeman, secretary)
Maldon Oyster Fishery Company Limited (John Smith, manager), The Limes, Burnham, Silver Street
Maldon Permanent Benefit Building Society (John Rogers, secretary)
Maldon Public Hall Company Limited (William King Digby, hon. sec), High Street
Maldon Water Supply Company Limted (John Rogers, secretary)
James Barrett Mann, gardener, High Street
Charles Markham, beer retailer and barge owner, Wantz Road
John Marlar, boot and shoe maker, High Street
William Marsh, wheelwright, Wantz Road
James Matthams, baker, High Street
May and Gutteridge, surgeons, High Street
Edwin May, agent to the Essex and Suffolk Equitable Fire and Imperial Life and General Insurance Offices, High Street
George Parker May, physician, West House
Edward Mead, beer retailer, Gate Street
John Meed, farm bailiff to G.G. Ward, of Heybridge, South House
James Metham, Welcome Sailor PH, Fullbridge
Mrs. Hannah Middleditch, dress maker, High Street
John Miles, hair dresser, Market Hill
Mrs. Mary Ann Miles, berlin wool repository, Market Hill
William Woolford Moffat, manager of London and County Bank, High Street
Mrs. Eliza Mulley, Railway Bell Inn, Fullbridge
Henry John Mul1ey, master mariner, High Street

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