The Old Gateway, Waltham Abbey, 1921Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Waltham Abbey >> 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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Edward Hubank Kearley, plumber, Sewardstone Street
George King, market gardener, Churchyard
Mrs. Eliza Jane Sloper King, beer retailer, Sewardstone Street
Henry Knight, Ordnance Arms PH, High Bridge Street
Miss Emma Larman,beer retailer, Holyfield
William Law, hair dresser, Sun Street
George Lawrance, butcher, Sewardstone Street
Walter Lawrence, builder, Sun Street
Charles Lee, brewer, Sun Street
Enoch Levell, shopkeeper, Sun Street
William Littlechild, farmer, CoptHall Farm
George Thomas Lucas, tobacconist, High Bridge Street
Mrs. Rebecca Luck, shopkeeper, Sewardstone Street
Philip Lugar, White Horse Hotel, Market Place
John Marsh, tinman and brazier, High Bridge Street
Marshall and Sons, chemists, High Bridge Street
John Henry Mason, farmer, Woodriden
Mrs. Methetabel Mitchell, music seller
John Morse, artificial flower manufacturer, Sun Street
Robert Bakewell Mugglestone, farmer, Copthall Green
George Mumford, tailor, Sun Street
Charles Newland, butcher, High Bridge Street
Sun PH, Sun Street, Waltham Abbey.© Copyright Robin Webster contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
Mrs. Mary Osborne, Crown PH, Copt. Hall Green
William Packford, beer retailer, High Bridge Street
Walter William Page, baker, Church Street
William Pallett corn chandler, High Bridge Street
Joseph Palmer, farm bailiff to Sir Thomas F. Buxton, barto. Copthall Green
William Palmer beer retailer, Upshire Hamlet
William Parish, farmer, Copthall Green
Edward Parker, brewer, High Bridge Street
Frederick Parkins, Green Dragon PH, Market Place
Edward Pearson, Sun Inn PH, Sun Street
Joshua Pegrum, registrar of births and deaths, and relieving officer, Sewardstone Street
Richard Johnson Percharde, artificial flower maker
John Phipps, tailor, Market place
Joseph Phipps, Cock PH, High Bridge Street
Arthur Priest, physician and surgeon, Sewardstone Road
Henry Pryor, beer retailer, Upshire
Samuel Boys Pugh, linen draper, Sun Street
Mrs. Eleanor Reed, china dealer, High Bridge Street
Frederick Reed, boot maker, Romeland
Henry Reynolds, boot and shoe maker, Sun Street
Samuel Revnolds, boot and shoe maker, Church Street
John Edgecombe Richards, linen draper, Sun Street
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