History of Tillingham

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History of Tillingham >> 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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Robert Gorton Coombe
Henry George Crabb, The Hall
Charles Croxon, Reddings
Mrs. Mary Dines
Rev. Charles Sweet Escott, B.A., vicar
Thomas Jackson, Bridgemans
Rev. George Wessley, (Baptist)
Mrs. Mary Anne Alliker, farmer
Henry Argent, blacksmith
Robert Aylett, wheelwright
Thomas Baxter, blacksmith
Mrs. Rhoda Chapman, shopkeeper
Charles Chenery, shopkeeper
Charles Collins, carpenter
Robert Gorton Coombe, surgeon and registrar of births and deaths
Clark Cooper, farmer
Clark Cooper, jun., grocer Co-operative Industrial Society (William Ford, manager)
Henry George Crabb, farmer, The Hall
James Cracknell, farmer, Lincolns
Charles Croxon, farmer, Reddings
Mrs. Elizabeth Dines, straw hat and bonnet maker
Samuel Dines, farm bailiff to Robert Page, esq., Marsh House
Joseph Dowsett, bricklayer
Edward Drew, bricklayer
Joseph English, shoe maker
Alfred Hart, grocer and draper
Edwald Albert Hart, grocer and draper
Stephen Hart, grocer and draper
Mrs. Elizabeth Hedgley, farmer, Dots Mellons
Henry Hubbard, marine store dealer

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James Jackson, farmer, Leggetts
James Jackson, farmer, Sampsons
Mrs. Mary Jackson, farmer
Thomas Jackson, farmer and landowner, Bridgemans
Thomas Lay, baker
George Metcalfe, farm bailiff to Charles Page, The Grange
John William Osborne, plumber and painter
John Park Payne, farm bailiff to James Gale
Mrs. Mary Payne, dame school
Thomas Fletcher Peacock, baker
Mrs. Lydia Pearson, Cock PH
Miss Eliza Playle, milliner
James Pond, baker and postmaster
William Pond, carrier
Potter and Mitson, shoe makers
William Raven, proprietor of thrashing machine
Alfred Rayner, saddler
Arthur George Rayner, Cap and Feathers PH
James Harris Rodda, carpenter
Thomas Sewell, grocer and draper
John Sexton, shopkeeper
Francis Simpson, Swan PH
Mrs. Mary Skingsley, straw hat and bonnet maker
William Spurgin, agricultural implement agent
Robert John Taylor, plumber, painter and glazier
John Turner, farmer, Hill Farm
Marshall Turner, farmer, East Hyde
Thomas Wildish, baker
John Wright, butcher and carrier

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