The Ship PH, St Osyth, c.1910Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of St Osyth >> 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.
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Mrs. Wilson Blyth
John Henry Johnson, The Priory
Stephen Agard Manning
Rev. William Longmore Watts, incumbent
William Adams, beer retailer
Grout and Archer, millers and corn merchants
Robert Athill, surgeon
George Baker, carter
William Blyth, farmer, Park
Maurice Chamberlain, hair dresser and baker
Mrs. Joseph Clark, farmer
James Cole, carrier
Robert Cole, White Hart PH
James Cook, seedsman
John Cook, baker
Edward Cooper, farmer, Earl's Hall
Robert Cross, farmer, Hill House
Thomas Cummins, painter
Mrs. Elizabeth Dale , farmer, Wyer's Hall
Samuel Dean and Jolm Dean, farmers, St.Clair Hall
James De Maid, carpenter
Francis Eagle, farmer
Miss Susannah Franklin, day school
Charles Frederick Frost, maltster
Samuel Gibson, farm bailiff to John Henry Johnson
George Gosling, farmer
Graham Richer, wheelwright
Miss Maria Graham, baker
William Hamby, blacksmith
Owen Hawkins, farmer, Lamb Farm
George Frederick Humphrey, saddler
William Hunt, grocer and draper
Daniel James, thatcher
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William Kigby and Charles Kigby, timber sawyers
John Last, farmer
William Last, baker
Mrs. Mary Lord, butcher and beer retailer
John Marsh, grocer, etc.
Thomas Mason, carpenter
Merton Matson, farmer
John Miller, beer retailer
Charles Moore, Flag PH, and carpenter
David Moye, farm bailiff to Robert Salmon, jun.
James Newcomb, grocer, etc. and assessor,of property and income taxes
Henry Norman, jun., butcher and assistant overseer
Mrs. Mary Norman, butcher
Charles Page, beer retailer
William Pigg, Red Lion PH, and blacksmith
Blenheim Pollard, carpenter
James Pope, shoe maker
Charles Porter, farmer
Mrs. Robert Salmon, farmer
George Sealey, boot and shoe maker
John Shanahan, inland revenue officer
Mrs. Harriet Skipper, milliner
Charles Smith, farmer, and manure, coal, cement, lime & oilcake merchant; & at New Hall, Tendring
James Smoothy, Ship PH
John Soens, beer retailer
James Warner, horses let for hire
William Warner, shopkeeper
Samuel Watsham, shoe maker
William Watsham, shoe maker
John Went, seedsman
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