History of Prittlewell

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History of Prittlewell >> 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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Isaac Bell
Arthur Biggenden
George Cook, Bridge House
Henry Dennis DeVitre, The Elms
Daniel Wright Gosset, Root's Hall
Rev. Clement Fox Harvey, M.A., curate
George Hooman, The Elms
James Howard
Thomas Lindsell, sen., Lee House
Charles Albert Tabor, The Temple
James Tabor, J.P., Earls Hall
Rev. Spencer Robert Wigram, M.A., vicar, Vicarage
Thomas Worrin, Lee House
Mrs. Elizabeth Adey, farmer
Alexander Allerton, farmer, Colemans
Gustavus Andrews, coach trimmer
John Baker, registrar of births and deaths, and parish clerk
Samuel Barnard, ironmonger
John Bensoll, King's Head PH
Arthur Bentall, farmer
Jay Bentall, farmer, Folly Farm
Oliver Bentall, farmer, Barlands
Abraham Benworth, wheelwright
George Bragg, Golden Lion PH
James Bragg, carpenter
John Bragg, carpenter
Miss Sarah Ann Bragg, baker
William Bragg, cabinet maker and furniture dealer
George Brown, saddler; and at Rayleigh
William Chandler, shopkeeper
Mrs. Ann Dawson, baker
Miss Phoebe Deed, news agent
Henry Dowsett, ironmonger and boot maker
John Dowsett, hair dresser
William Dowsett, boot maker
Charles Henry Eve, watch maker
Thomas Fullford, dairyman
Miss Mary Gadsden, preparatory school, The Elms
Henry Fuller Garon, grocer
Miss Mary Ann Garon, dress maker
William Ryder Garon, painter, etc
Joseph Garrard, beer retailer
Abraham Francis Godward, nurseryman and florist
Daniel Godward, market gardener
George Goodman, saddler and harness maker
Miss Amelia Hall, boarding school
George Hart, Spread Eagle commercial inn
George Arthur Harvey, working cutler
James Hazleton, marine store dealer
Henry Howard, grocer

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James Benjamin Howard, carman
Joseph William Hunt, tailor
John Hutton, brick maker
William Keyes, farmer, The Priory
Thomas Laslett, coal merchant
Benjamin Lewin, hawker
John Lucking, beer retailer
Thomas Marsh, farmer
William Perkins, Blue Boar Inn PH
Mrs. Frances Price, baker
Peter Price, baker
John Rogers, linen draper
Stephen Saunders, shoe maker
Douglas Smith, coach painter
Benjamin Spendlow, bricklayer
Charles Albert Tabor, farmer, The Temple
James Tabor, farmer, Earls Hall
James Potter Wade, butcher
William Wallis, grocer, provision dealer and postmaster
William Warren, butcher
Charles Webb, draper and grocer; and at Leigh
George White, baker
Samuel Wiggins, marine store dealer
Mrs. Sarah Wolf, blacksmith

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

Prittlewell - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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