History of West Mersea

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History of West Mersea >> 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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Captain John Bruce
Edgar Corrie, The Cottage
Hugh Green, Strood
Rev. Thomas Ralph Musselwhite, M.A., vicar and surrogate
John Bacon, butcher and farmer
John Bacon, jun., farmer
Mrs. Eleanor Bonner, farmer Strood Farm
Thomas Booley, farmer, Haycock's Farm
John Bullock, oyster merchant
Charles Cock, farmer and landowner, Lackesley Hall
John Reuben Cock, farmer, Weathercock Farm
Elijah Longstaff Cook, oyster merchant
George Cudmore, carrier
Henry John Eagle, farmer, Peet Hall
James Farthing, beer retailer and shopkeeper
Thomas Fenning, baker
Mrs. Susanna Fincham, day school
Hugh Green, surgeon, Strood
James Hempstead, grocer
Adam Howard, oyster merchant
Miss Emma Ladbrook, grocer
John Carter Ladbrook, bricklayer
Henry John May, oyster merchant
Joseph Munson, blacksmith
Samuel Munson, wheelwright
James Mussett, oyster merchant
James Mussett, jun., oyster and general merchant
Abraham Neville, boot and shoemaker

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Elijah Pullen, seed grower
George Pullen, seed grower
George Pullen, jun., Fox PH
John Pullen, seed grower
Ebenezer Root, farmer, Barrow Hill Farm
William Rudlin, carrier
James Sarah, carrier
George Frederick Smith, mi11er and baker
James Smith, boot and shoe maker
James Byer Smith, Victory PH
William Henry Traveller, White Hart PH
Joseph Watson, farmer, Bocking Hall
William White and Son, farmers and grocers
Thomas Wyatt, shipwright
Thomas Wyatt, boat builder

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West Mersea - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

West Mersea - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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