History of Witham

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History of Witham >> Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

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Samuel Archer, Christmas
Rev. William Baines (Roman Catholic)
Thomas Barron
Frank Postle Bawtree
Joseph Beadle
Captain William Bimdon Blood
Joseph Howell Blood
William Arthur Brailey, M.B.
William Butler, Holly Bank
John Church
Joseph Church
Henry Collins
John Cook
Rev. John Barton Dadd (Independent)
Henry Silvester Dixon
Rev. John Forster (Baptist), Freeland Villa
Charles Foster, Cambridge Villa
William Gimson, G.M.D.
Frederick John Greenham, M.A., All Saints Parsonage
Peter Hannar, The Pop1ars
William King, Chipping Hill
Herbert Leigh, J.P., Elm Cottage
Major W.J. Lucas
Alfred Mens
Rev. Thomas Norton, B.A., curate
Alexander G. Proctor
Major S.G. Savill, J.P.
Thomas Smith, Chipping Hill
Rev. Alfred Snell, M.A., Vicarage
John Francis Snell, Witham House
Richard Stevens
Thomas Marchant Tomkin
James Wheeler, Chipping Hill James Abbot, boot and shoe maker, Chipping Hill
William Ardley, baker
Thomas Bailey, Globe PH, and brewer
Henry Barwell, butcher
Newman Barwell, pork butcher
Frank Postle Bawtree, solicitor
William Beard, coach builder
Misses Hannah Beckwith and Isabella Beckwith, shopkeepers, Chipping Hill
Thomas Morell Blackie, young gentlemen's boarding school, Chipping Hill
Joseph Howard Blood, solicitor, clerk to the magistrate's, clerk to Witham Union
Mrs. Jane Boreham, corset maker
William Arthur Brailey, M.B. surgeon

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Red Lion PH, Witham.
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Charles Brenes, carpenter, Poplar Terrace
James Brenes, plumber, painter and glazier
Alfred James Brewster, shopkeeper
William Bridge, pork butcher
Charles Brown, White Hart Inn
David Brown, butcher
Mrs. Jane Dorcas Burgess, White Horse PH, Chipping Hill
William Daniel Cansdale, insurance agent
John Carlick, beer retailer, Chipping Hill
Robert Cave, maltster
Thomas Challis, veterinary surgeon
Mrs. Sarah Chaplin, butcher
Henry Chappell, George Inn, brewer and appraiser
Thomas Clayden, tea dealer
Henry Clayton, hair dresser
Al1en Colyer, watch and clock maker
Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper, shopkeeper
John Coote, jun., cabinet maker and upholsterer
Mrs. Martha Cornwell, dress maker
Elias Cottis, beer retailer
Christopher Courtman, George and Dragon PH
James Cranmer, boot and shoe maker
Misses Selina Crump and Emily Crump, farmers
The Misses Cunnington, young ladies' seminary
James Dale, farmer, Chipping Hill
Robert Daniel, station master, railway station
Charles Matthew Davey, insurance agent
Samuel Thomas Davies, photographic artist and accountant
John Day, printer, bookseller and stationer
Josiah Digby, fishmonger
Thomas Butler Dixon, corn dealer and farmer, Blue mills
Francis Drake, grocer: tea and provision merchant
Robert Ellis, clothier
Esser Provident Society (T. Fish, collector)
Harry Everard, registrar of marriages
Henry Ewin, Woolpack PH, and baker
George Faulke, tailor
Charles Figg, market gardener
Thomas Fish, hatter and furrier
William Fleuty, wheelwright
Miss Annie Ford, ladies' school
Joseph Foster, farmer, Blunts Hall
Thomas Fuller, blacksmith and farrier
William Harvey Fuller, upholsterer
Henry James Garland, confectioner
Henry Garrett, tailor and china and earthenware dealer
William Hailstone Garrett, saddler
John Gasson, linen and woollen draper, hosier, hatter and tailor
William Gimson, M.D., surgeon
Charles Owen Green, wine and spirit merchant
Robert Poynter Green, pharmaceutical chemist and dentist
William Benjamin Groves, tailor
George Hamblin, grocer and beer retailer, Chipping Hill
Peter Hannar, agent and manager to patent drill manufacturers
Thomas Marvin Hicks, grocer; and at Hatfield
Henry William Higgin, Carpenters' Arms

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