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Queen's Head PH, Southminster.
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History of Southminster >> 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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Rev. George Berkeley, MA., vicar
Thomas Clarke New Moor
Misses Curtis, Old Moor
Robert Cradock Davies, Caidge Farm
Samuel Dennish
John Fitch Kemp
William Page, The Hall
Edward Thornas Polley
Rev. John Wade, Congregational
Thomas Carter Wigg, West Villa
William Bishop, beer retailer and farmer
Benjamin Bobby, carrier
Henry Brockis, Queen's Head PH
Thomas Bruce, plumber, painter and glazier
John Camping, market gardener
William Camping, house decorator
James Cant, baker
Henry Carter, clock and watch maker
John Chapman, shopkeeper
Thomas Clarke, farmer, New Moor
Charles Cook, bricklayer and builder
Elias Cook, beer retailer
John Dash, wheelwright
William Dennish, cooper and basket maker
Mrs, Eleanor Dixey, Rose Crown Inn PH
William Drain, White Hart PH
William Ely, engineer, coach builder and agricultural implement maker
Charles English, White Horse PH
James Fisk, relieving officer
Gas Company (J. F. Kemp, chairman; John Fleming, secretary)
William Harvey and son, grocers and drapers
Robert Hasler, tailor and draper
Henry Shuttleworth Hurreli and Henry Clement, veterinary surgeons; and at Burnham
John Kemp, farmer, Northwick
John Fitch Kemp, corn and coal mer.chant and maltster; and at Burnham
Joseph Livermore, carrier

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Robert Lufkin, hair dresser
John Marriott, farmer, High house
George William Frederick Marsh, chemist and druggist
Benjamin Noakes, beer retailer carpenter
George Norris, baker
William Norris, harness maker
Thomas Olley, baker and confectioner
William Page, farmer, The Hall
Henry Pannell, machinist, Ivy villa
James William Peacock, tailor
Thomas Pickman stationer and shoe maker
John Pipe, shopkeeper
Samuel Pipe, clothier
William Pipe, beer retailer
Walter Garnham Preston, grocer
John Smith Prior, draper and agent to Sparrow and Co. bankers
William Purkis, boot and shoe maker
Miss Raven, haberdasher
George Reeve and Charles Reeve, millers
Henry James Robinson, farmer
Joseph Rumsey and son, blacksmiths
Benjamin Smith, saddler and harness maker
Benjamin Smith, shoe maker
George Upson Smith, saddler and harness maker
Mrs. John Smith, saddler and harness maker
Mary SpelIs and Emma Spells, bakers
Edward Spells, farmer
John Spells, Greyhound PH
Edward Stammers, builder, Hall Road
Wild Slammers, builder and undertaker
Mrs. Eliza Stillman, shopkeeper
Jonathon Summers, miller and baker
William Totham, butcher
Henry Trussell and Edwin Benjamin Trussell, plumbers
Thomas Carter Wigg, surgeon, West Villa
Robert Wilsrner, King's Head PH
John Wilson, boot and shoe maker
William Wright, florist and seedsman

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