Church Lane, Wickford, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Wickford >> 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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Mrs. Eliza Flack, school mistress
Rev. William Lukin, rector
David Archer, farmer, Wickford Hall
James Bartlett, general dealer
George Bell, shopkeeper
Thomas Bell, farmer, Beeches
Robert Brice, Castle Inn
Mrs. Mary Champion, school mistress
Wallis Champion, gardener
George Clark, bricklayer and builder
Richard Coles, surgeon
Charles Debenham, grocer and draper
John Elgie, carpenter and beer retailer
James Gigney, harness maker
WickfordLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
John Marshall, surgeon
George Mead, wheelwright
William Moyse, shoe maker
Henry Perry, shoe maker
Mrs. Ann Read, blacksmith and iron founder
Geoffrey Rollings, tailor
Elijah Rushbrook, veterinary surgeon
John Salmon, baker and shopkeeper
Henry Stone, farmer, Wick Farm
Mrs. Hannah Upson, harness maker
Matthias Wendon, farmer
George Wing, farm bailiff
Thomas Wright, butcher
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Wickford - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Wickford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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