History of Potter Street
St Mary Magdalene Church, Potter Street, c.1955
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Potter Street >> 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.
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Rev. James Billington, (Baptist), Potter Street
Rev. Elwin Everard John Evered, B.A., vicar of St. Mary Magdalene, Potter Street
John Pool, Potter Street
Joseph Bowyer, butcher, Potter Street
Frederick Brown, farmer, Potter Street
James Bull, King's Head PH, Potter Street
Peter Clayden, baker, Potter Street
Houghton Charles, grocer and draper, Potter Street
Mrs. Emma Hutchin, grocer and baker, Potter Street
Charles Lambert, tailor, Potter Street
William Nicholls, carpenter and builder, Potter Street
John Page, Red Lion PH, Potter Street
John Parsons, shoe maker, Potter Street
Benjamin Pavitt, news agent, Potter Street
William Redding, registrar of births and deaths and relieving officer, Potter Street
Charles Smith, blacksmith, Potter Street
Thomas Smith, farmer, Potter Street
James Sortwell, bricklayer, Potter Street
James Stevens, White Horse PH, Potter Street
William Wilson, gardener, Potter Street
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Potter Street - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Potter Street - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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