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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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William Cobb wheelwright, Baker's Entry
George Cole, farmer, Avey Lane
Convalescent Home (Miss Maria Hibbert, matron), Copthall Green
Alfred George Cook, linen draper, Market Place
James Cook, wheelwright, Sun Street
William Cook, baker, High Bridge Street
William Cook, blacksmith, Sun Street
John Copperwheat, White Lion PH, and wheelwright, Sun Street
Charles Corne, tailor, Sun Street
Stephen Crossingham, saddler, Market Place
George Doe, farmer, Copthall Back
Duffield and Bruty, solicitors, High Bridge Street
William Dunn, dealer in second-hand clothes, Market Place
William Dyer, greengrocer, Market Place
William Dyer, upholsterer, Sun Street
George Ellis, shopkeeper, Wood Green
John Ellis, farmer, Copt Hall Green
Joseph Emery, farmer, Wood Green
Frederick Evans, grocer, Sun Street
George Eversfield appraiser, Sewardstone Street
James Franklin, carpenter, Church Street
William Gardner, builder, Romeland
Arthur George Gayfer, academy, Waltham Lane
Richard Gearing, Wake Arms PH, Epping Road
Thomas Godfrey, shoe maker, High Bridge Street
John Charles Goodchild, butcher, Market Place
William Greatrex, baker, Paradise Row
George Green, Green Man PH, Upshire
Mrs. Mary Green, farmer, Holyfield
Robert Green, butcher, Sun Street
Waterman Green, King's Arms inn, High Bridge Street
John Marriott Griffiths, chemist, Market Place
Charles Hall, farmer, Gally Hill
James Thomas Hall, tobacconist, High Bridge Street
John Hanchet, statuary and mason, Sun Street
William Hanson, farmer, Pick Hill
William Harding, farmer, Copthall Green
Frederick George Harwood, watch and clock maker, High Bridge Street
Thomas Hasler, Volunteer PH, Honey Lane
James Hawkins, house decorator, Sewardstone Street
Mrs. Sarah Hayes, pork butcher, High Bridge Street
John Hicks, beer retailer, Fountain Place
John Hide, farmer, Epping Road
Isaiah Hobson, farmer, Upshire Hamlet
John Hughes, marine store dealer, Sewardstone Street
Mrs. Mary Hunwick, boot maker, High Bridge Street
Samuel Izard, cowkeeper, Church Street
Henry Isaac James, grocer, Market
Place, and draper, Church Street
Joseph Frederick Jessopp and Hubert Gough, solicitors, High Bridge Street
Mrs. Mary Johnson, grocer, Fountain Place
George Jones, farmer, Quinton Hill
Jones and Henderson, surgeons, Sewardstone Street
Frederick Joyce and Co. percussion capmakers, Farm Hill
Mrs. Ann Joyce, beer retailer, Romeland
William Judd, saddler, Sun Street
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