History of Wickford

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History of Wickford >> 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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Mrs. Eliza Flack, school mistress
Miss Bell
Rev. William Lukin, rector
John Marshall
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

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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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