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History of Southend-on-Sea >> Post Office Directory 1874
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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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Mrs. Meggy, Halstead House, Cliff Parade
W.D. Merritt, 13 Queen's Road
John George Middleton, Marine Lodge, Cliff Parade
Mrs. Mills, 21 Cambridge Terrace, Cliff Town
Rev. John Moore (Roman Catholic), 3 Capel Terrace, Cliff Town
Edward Orpwood, 6 Bellevue Terrace, Southchurch Road
John Page, J.P., 16 Royal Terrace
Charles Palmer, Grove House
Sydney Pattison, 4 Whitegate Villas
James Gunn Payne, 28 Scratton Road
William Pavne, Milton Villas, Southchurch Road
John Perkins, 2 Bellevue Terrace, Southchurch Road
Edward England Phillips, L.R.C.P., Prospect House, High Street
John Pritchard, 4 Royal Terrace
Josiah Purser, 9 Cliff Town Parade
Mrs. Rawson, 22 Cambridge Terrace, Cliff Town
Mrs. Rogers, Ajmeer Lodge, Cliff Town
John Rumble, 14 Royal Terrace
George Sadler, Brooklyn House, Cliff Parade
Andrew Scott, High Street
Rev. Thomas Scott Scratton, 17 Royal Terrace
James Shepherd, Milton House
Guy Smith, 2 Cambridge Terrace, Cliff Town
Thomas King Stephens, 2 Cliff Town Parade
William Stevenson, 17 Cambridge Terrace, Cliff Town
William Swaine, 13 Royal Terrace George Robert Taylor, 20 Cambridge Terrace
Rev. Frederick Thackeray, M.A. vicar of Shopland, 9 Royal Terrace
Whitbread Thompson, 11 Prittlewell Square, Cliff Town
John Threadgold, 4 Tiptree Villas, C1iff Town
Charles Tidbury, 13 Marine Parade
George Tooke, 8 Albyn Terrace, Queen's Road
Miss Tudor, 4 Prittlewell Square, Cliff' Town
William Tyacke, 5 Prittlewell Square, Cliff Town
Emanuel Vandervord, 1 Grosvenor Place
George Vandervord, 2 Grosvenor Place
James Wilson Vandervord, Minerva House, Lower Southend
John Walmesley, 6 Clifton Terrace
John Joseph Walmesley, Marseilles Villa, Cliff Parade
Christopher Walton, 13 Prittlewell Square, Cliff Town
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John Andrews WardelI, 1 Devereux Terrace, Cliff Town
William Rollinson Warwick, M.D., 1 Clifton Terrace
Josiah Webb, Milton Villas, Southchurch Road
William Webb, Grange Villa, Sutton Street
Charles Wells, 6 Pleasant Row, Lower Southend
Rev. Alfred Oliver Wellsted, M.A., 11 Royal Terrace
John Weston, The Lodge
Rev. Joseph Williams (Independent), 1 Belmont Villas, Cliff Town
Rev. Henry Wilmot, M.A., curate of Southchurch, 2 Armada Villas, Southchurch Road
Sir John Maryon Wilson, 15 Royal Terrace
Edward Wood, Parade Place, Cliff Town
Frederick Wood, Bellevue Villa, Southchurch Road
Frederick Wood, Parade Place, Cliff Town
George Young, Bruce House, Cliff Parade
Charles Absalom, lodging House, 4 Cromwell Place, Cliff Town
Henry Absalom, beer retailer, 45 Marine Parade
Robert Absalom, lodging House, Minerva Cottage
William Absalom, fish salesman, 3 Strutt's Cottages, Lower Southend
Alexandra Club (William Frost, sec.), Public Hall, Alexandra Street
Joseph Allan, cab proprietor, 7 Pleasant Row, Lower Southend
George Allen, painter and decorator, 1 Avenue Road, Cliff Town
Samuel Allen, boot and shoe maker, 1 Pleasant Row, Lower Southend
William Henry Allen, builder and fancy repository, High Street
Miss Anne Anderson, lodging house, 7 Cliff Town Parade
John Ardley, master mariner, York Terrace
Thomas Arnold, miller and farmer, Hamlet Mill
George Attridge, gardener, High Street
Ayres and Thomas, carpenters, 1 Tiptree Villas, Cliff Town
Mrs. Frames Baker, lodging house, 10 Prittlewell Square, Cliff Town
Joseph Baker, lodging house, 20 Scratton Road
Charles William Barnard, baker, Park Street
Robert Barratt Railway Inn, Nelson Street
Robert Baxter, lodging house, 19 Scott's Villas, Lower Southend
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