Waltham Abbey, Market Square 1921Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Waltham Abbey >> 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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James Allsup, High Bridge Street
Samuel Barrow, The Limes, Seward.stone Road
Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, bart., J.P., Warlies Park
George Clark, Sewardstone Road
John Dick, Honey Lane Green
Mrs. Edenborough, Thrift Hill
Colonel Alfred Francis, Farm Hill House
Rev. James Francis, M.A. Farm Hill House
Edward Francis, J.P. Farm Hill House
Hubert Gough, Sewardstone Road
John Brodie Henderson, Sewardstone Street
Lieut. Albert Henry Hime, R.E., Powder Mill Lane
Joseph Frederick Jessopp, High Bridge Street
Alfred Joyce, New Road
Frederick Joyce, Farm Hill
Robert George Joyce, Farm Hill
John Thomas Knowler, High Bridge Street
Charles Lee, Sewardstone Road
Major James Patric Morgan, R.A., High Bridge Street
John Parnell, Green Yard
Arthur Priest, M.D., Sewardstone Road
Demain Henry Saunders, Honey Lands
George Symondson, Upshire Hall
William Thomas Wakefield, New Road
George James Watts, Monkham's Hall
Miss Webb, Wood Green
William Webster, The Firs, New Road
William Webster, sen., Sun Street
Rev. Robert Williamson (Baptist), Paradise Row
Col. Charles Wright Younghusband, R.A., High Bridge Street
Henry John Wulff, Wylde Woods
Thomas Adams bricklayer, Stewardstone Street
James Allen, grocer, High Bridge Street
James Allsupp, solicitor, High Bridge Street
John Alps, ironmonger, Sun Street
William Armstrong, beer retailer, Copthall Green
Charles Aston, glass letter maker, Waltham Lane
Mrs. Elizabeth Barker, shopkeeper, Sewardstone Street
David Bavister, draper, High Bridge Street
Elijah Beales, shopkeeper, High Bridge Street
Benjamin Beckwith, shoe maker, High Bridge Street
James George Bensted, grocer, High Bridge Street
John Bent1ey, Angel PH, and builder, Sun Street
Thomas Blount, hair dresser, Market Place
John Bolton, cowkeeper, Waltham Lane
William Bott, farmer, Dallance Farm
Isaac Bradley, beer retailer, Honey Lane
Thomas Brett and John Brett, farmers, Holyfield
Thomas Britten, Three Tuns PH, Market Place
Daniel Butterfield, boot maker, High Bridge Street
Frank Carr, butcher, High Bridge Street
James Carr and Sons, millers, Waltham Abbey Mills
David Carter, market gardener, Stewardstone Street and High Bridge Street
Mrs. Lydia Carter, farmer, Copthall Green
Joseph Chalk, teacher of music, New Road
William Chamberlain boot maker, Sun Street
William Champness cowkeeper, Cold Hall
Charles Chapman, butcher, Sun Street
Thomas Chapman, farmer Abbey and Holyfield Hall farms
Stephen Chetwood, auctioneer, Sun Street
Daniel Clark, farmer, Copthall Green
Joseph Clark, coal merchant, King's Arms Wharf
William Roberts Clark, collector of poor rates, River View
John Clarke, baker and beer retailer, High Bridge Street
John Clayden, corn merchant and seeds.man, Sun Street
Alfred Clayden and George Clayden, farmers, Marsh Hill Farm
George Cleverly beer retailer Sewardstone Street
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