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History of South Benfleet >> Post Office Directory 1874
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1874 directory is the 1871 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:
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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Charles Turner, National School
Rev. Francis Burlton, M.A., vicar
Sylvanus Harris, M.D., Woodlands
Sir Charles Nicholson, bart. J.P., Hadleigh House
Charles Andrews, Anchor, and blacksmith
William Emberson Benton, farmer
Edward Turner Blakeley, boot and shoe maker
James Blakeley, wheelwright
Henry Brewitt, boot and shoe maker, and post office
Joseph Augustus Brown, farmer
Henry Buckingham, butcher
Thomas Burch, grocer
William Chalk, staton master and coal agent
John Corbell, hoyman
Charles Daines, beer retailer
Ambrose Ellis, Hoy
Elizabeth Fance, shopkeeper
James Fostick, grocer and draper
John Abraham Green, machine owner
John Harvey, farmer, Suttons
George Thomas Howard, hoyman
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William Howard, barge owner
George Lawrence, baker
John Maughfling, farmer
James Peters, farmer
John Spooner, farm bailiff, Cross Farm
Abraham Talbot, farmer
John Wallis, farmer, Jarvis Hall
Elizabeth Waterman, grocer
Elijah Wiseman, sail maker
Edward Wood and Frederick Wood, corn and coal merchants
Jonathan Wood, farmer
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