History of Pitsea
High Street, Pitsea, c.1965
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Pitsea >> Post Office Directory 1874
Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, he nearest census date for this 1874 directory is the 1871 census.
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.
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William Spunner, parish clerk
Alfred Fife, station master
Rev. Henry Hasted, B.A., rector
Mrs. Charles Abrey, farmer, Great Charlton Hall
John Austin, farm bailiff
William Baker, farmer
Watts and Boutell, wheelwrights
Robert Crooks, blacksmith
Thomas John Fordham, Railway Inn PH
Stephen Freeman, carpenter
Joseph Gregory, farmer, Brick House
Robert Grout, miller
John Hymas, Bull PH
William Moore, farmer, Little Charlton Hall
John Saveall, shoe maker
John Willsmer, shopkeeper and baker
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Pitsea - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Pitsea - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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