Sun Street, 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.
My ancestor lived here at this time, but why aren't they listed here? Answer: Not everyone appeared in a trade directory. Please read our Trade Directories article.
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James Rickett, cheesemonger, Sewardstone Street
James Rowley, pork butcher, High Bridge Street
Thomas Rule, shopkeeper, Sun Street
Robert Saitch, shopkeeper, Sewardstone Street
William Henry Sanders, farmer, Forest Side
Edward Saunders, pawnbroker, High Bridge Street
Thomas Sibley, Three Compasses PH, Sewardstone Street
James Skerman, miller, High Bridge Street
William Skinner, Welch Harp PH, Market Place
Charles Speller, stationer, High Bridge Street
Thomas Wadsworth Spurging, watch maker, Sun Street
John Edmund Stevens, plumber, High Bridge Street
Mrs. Mary Ann Stone, milliner, High Bridge Street
William Stout, farmer, Broomstick Hall
George Symondson, farmer, Upshire Hamlet
Henry Taylor, shopkeeper, Sewardstone Street
Edmund Thompson, Coach and Horses PH, Baker's Entry
Wallis Thompson, grocer, Green Yard
Thomas Trapp, bookseller, Sun Street
Green Dragon PH, Waltham Abbey.© Copyright Robin Webster contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
Mrs. Letitia Tuckwell, New Inn, Sun Street
Joseph Turnham, fishmonger, High Bridge Street
Samuel Tyler, baker, Sun Street
Jesse Upton, boot manufacturer, Sun Street
Henry Walker and Son, brick, tile and pot manufacturers and florists, Wood Green
Jeremiah Banks Walker, beer retailer, Crook Mile
Waltham Abbey and Chesthunt Weekly Telegraph Newspaper (George Wetton Cowing, proprietor and publisher), Sun Street
Henry Watkins, lime merchant and slater, Bridge Wharf
James Webber, farm bailiff to P. Mills, esq. Great Holyfield Farm
Webster Brothers, millers and corn mer.chants, Sun Street
Charles Webster, farmer and cattle dealer, Warlie's and Prince's farms
Charles William Wiggs, builder, Quaker Lane
Miss Jane Williams, toy dealer, High Bridge Street
Henry Wingfield, beer retailer, Epping Road
William Winters, stationer, Churchyard
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