History of Mistley

Mistley Hall
Mistley Hall
print published 1834

History of Mistley >> 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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John Thomas Ambrose
Mrs. Borham
William Brooks, jun., The Cottage
William Brooks, sen.
James Candler
Samuel Cracknell
Miss Dibley
Mrs. Dibley
William Folkard
Robert Free, The Elms
William Holloway Gardner, Mistley House
Samuel Harvey, Barnfield House
James Havward
Samuel Hollis, Dorset House
James Howard
Daniel King
John May
Henry Mead, New Road
Rev. Charles Norman F. M.A. J.P., Mistley Place
Charles Page, New Road
Robert Everit Page, Mistley Hall and at Manningtree
Mrs. Peach, Brunwick House
Mrs. Pinchback, Park Villas
George Robb, Mistley Abbey
Thomas Smith, New Road
Samuel Archer Sparling
William Stringfellow
Charles Tovill
Mrs. Wright
William Hugh Ackers, inspector of police
James Ainger, shoe maker and shopkeeper
Jeremiah Allen, beer retailer
Robert Allen, Allesdon and Sons, general merchants; and at Sudbury, Suffolk
George Avis, coal dealer
Mrs. Jane Avis, beer retailer and coal dealer
John Wyncoll Baxter, ironmonger
William Baxter, grocer, draper, etc.
George Becon, Cross PH
Henry Bigsby, farmer, Dickby Hall
William Blyth, agent to the Great Eastern Railway Company for the delivery of goods
William Brooks, jun., ale and porter merchant, Mistley Quay
WiIliam Brooks, maltster, corn, seed, oil cake and coal merchant, wharfinger and ship owner
Robert Brown, blacksmith
John Byford, butcher
James Candler, bricklayer
George Cant, carpenter, joiner and beer retailer
George Cant, shoe maker
Charles Chissell, master mariner and ship owner
John Chissell, master mariner
Joseph Chissell, master mariner
John Matthew Constable, farmer, Dove House
Carrington Cooper, butcher
Peter Cracknell, master mariner

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Mrs. Louisa Cracknell, dealer in earthenware
Samuel Cracknell, master mariner
Jonathan Crisp, hay binder
John Dibley, commercial boarding
scbool, Brunswick House
William Disney, blacksmith
Thomas Earthy, candle manufacturer
John Eteen, pilot
Fenn Fenn, ship carpenter and boat builder
John Finch, coal meter
Robert Free, maltster, coal, etc. merchant, Mistley wharf
William Freeborn, farmer, Abbotts Hall
Jarmin Frost, shipwright
William Gardner, boarding school, Mistley House
Jacob Gorbell, master mariner
John Harvey, master mariner
Horatio Horlock, master mariner
Richard Horlock, master mariner
Robert Horlock, beer retailer
Mrs. Elizabeth Hunneyball, Lord Denman PH
Mrs. Rosannah James, baker and beer retailer
James Jennings, master mariner
William Jennings, master mariner
George David Joyce, shipwright
George Kerridge, master marine
John Kiddie, hay, straw, coal and ale and porter merchant, Essex House
John Mann, master mariner
George Manning, wheelwright and beer retailer
Frederick Mauldon, shopkeeper
Frederick Maltby Mauldon, academy
Henry Mead, insurance agent
Joseph Newman, inland revenue officer
Thomas Newton, master mariner
Charles Page, corn merchant
George Page, farmer, New Hall
Robert Everitt Page, maltster; and at Manningtree
William Parsons, plumber, painter and glazier
James Peake, carman
John Piper, custom house officer
John Pryce, cutler
Benjamin Pryke, wheelwright, blacksmith and beer retailer; and at Great Oakley
William Rumsey, master mariner
William Baker Sharp, baker and grocer
Charles Southgate, shoe maker
James Spendley, ship chandler
Henry James Titlow, Waggon and Horses PH
Charles Sandford Thompson, pilot
Robert Thompson, master mariner
Charles Samuel Tovill, brick maker
James Wilson, beer retailer and carrier
William Wilson, Thorn Inn
Charles Wright, sail maker

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