History of South Ockendon
Royal Oak PH, South Ockendon, c.1955
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of South Ockendon >> 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. Arthur Henry Cooper, curate
Robert Binks Jordison
Rev. Percival Laurence, M.A., rector
Rev. Joseph Morison, independent
Samuel Sweeting, jun.
Charles Aylen, farmer
John Bard, bricklayer
William Bishop, pork butcher
Henry Thomas Bruce, grocer, draper and provision merchant
James Burchell, shoe maker
John Cliff, farmer
Thomas Collis, tinman
Isaac Davey, carpenter and builder
Mrs. Mary Good, farmer
Mrs. Elizabeth Hayden, Royal Oak
Robert Binks Jordison, surgeon
George Larkin, clothier
Abraham Manning, farmer, Great Moorlands
Mrs. Mary Ann Manning, farmer, Little Belhus Farm
Richard Manning, farmer
George Mead, shoe maker
Miss Mary Olley, beer retailer
John Parsons, tailor
James Roger Poston, butcher
John Pruce, saddler
William Rainbird, grocer and baker
Josiah Smith, grocer, draper, plumber, etc.
William Southgate, baker
Arthur Springham, wheelwright
William Frederick Springham, blacksmith
Sturgeon and Sons, farmers
Samuel Sweeting, Red Lion PH
James Turp, Plough PH
Robert Wagstaff and Thomas Wagstaff, farmers
Stephen Wallis, farmer, Pollards
Thomas Waters, farmer, Little Moorland
William Webster, baker
Henry Abraham Walsh, carrier
Thomas Wheeler, veterinary surgeon
Thomas Wordley, farmer, Quincetree Farm
Joseph Wright, King's Head PH
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South Ockendon - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
South Ockendon - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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