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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William Hodges, Swan PH
James Holmes, carpenter, Chipping Hill
Walter Hay, gardener and seedsman
Walter Hubbard, shopkeeper
James Huckle, farmer, Chipping Hill
Robert Hughes, organist and professor of music
George Hunt, baker, Chipping Hill
James Hutley and Phillip Hutley, farmers, Powers Hall
Joseph French Hutley, farmer, Elm Hall; and at Little Braxted
Morris Impey, farmer, Howbridge Hall
Samuel Ives, blacksmith. Chipping Hill
Mrs. Eliza Jewell, dressmaker
George Joslyn, insurance agent
Edward Kentfield, Spotted Dog PH, and plumber, painter and glazier
Edward King, grocer and draper
King William, tallow chandler
William Robert King, printer, stationer, bookbinder and watchmaker
John Lake, carrier
David Lambert, boot and shoe maker
James Lapwood, coal dealer
William Ledger, coal merchant
Mrs. H.A. Lennard, fancy repository
Charles Lewis, painter, etc.
Literary Institution and News Rooms (Charles Du Cane, president; S. T. Davies, hon. sec.; John Mann, librarian)
John Mann, millinery warehouse
Mrs. Jessie Mann, dress maker
William Mann, academy
James Mason, accountant, Brabourne Cottage
James May, superintendent of police, Police Station
Thomas Mead, baker and confectioner
Robert Moore, carpenter
Henry Mortimer and Edward Mortimer, carpenters and undertakers
Mrs. Hannah Mortimer, shopkeeper
Thomas Moy, coal, oil cake and general merchant
William Munday, Crown PH
Thomas William Newman, shopkeeper
Miss Eliza Nunn, Spread Eagle Hotel
Miss Sarah Nunn, fancy repository
John Patten, shopkeeper
Charles Peacock, baker
Joseph Perry, poulterer
Josiah George Pluck, hoot and shoe maker
Robert Polley, plumber etc.
Proctor and Gimson, surgeons

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William Reed, iron monger
Henry Resbury, chimney sweeper
Thomas Resbury, chimney sweeper
Richards Charles, carpenter, Chipping Hill
Richards William and Sons, upholsterers, etc.
Charles Roberts, Bell Inn
George Rowe, hair dresser
Octavius Rowe, nurseryman
John Rust, saddler, Chipping Hill
William Rust, butcher, Chipping Hill
John Chaplin Sach, cabinet maker and upholsterer
George Savill, Albert PH, Railway Station
Alfred Sayer, boot and shoe maker
George Sayer, engineer
Henry Sayer, cooper
James Sayer, carman
Robert Sayer, Beehive PH, and cooper
Walter Shead, boot and shoe maker
William Edwin Shee, relieving officer and registrar of births and deaths
Thomas Shoobridge, corn miller and farmer, Witham Mils; and at Hatfield
William Simpson, shopkeeper
James Slythe, statuary and monumental mason, Railway Station
Edward Charles Smith, draper and grocer
Frederick Smith, basket maker
Robert Smith, steam hrewery, wine and spirit merchant
Thomas Smith, corn dealer
Francis Speakman, actuary to the Witham Savings Bank
Richard Stevens, solicitor
Robert Steggle, coal merchant
Mrs. Jane Stoneham, blacksmith
Joseph Tiffin, leather seller
Henry Towns, beer retailer, Chipping Hill
Thomas Marchant Tomkin, surgeon and proprietor of a private lunatic asylum
Mrs. Elizabeth Turner, draper
Levi Turner, boot and shoe maker
Mrs. Rachael Turner, shopkeeper, Chipping Hill
Thomas Wright Turner, tea dealer
Walter Tyler, boot and shoe maker
William Tyler, cow keeper, crier and bill poster
Mrs. Jane Vandervord, china, glass and earthenware dea1er and baker
William Daniel Wade, corn miller and baker, Chipping Hill Mill
William Wakeling, paper hanger
Francis Ebenezer Ward, chemist and stationer
Thomas Ward, van proprietor for the removal of furniture, and Red Lion PH
Edward Charles Watson, Angel PH
Mrs. Ann White, milliner
George White, confectioner
Abraham Willsher, builder
Mrs. Sarah Willsher, milliner
Witham Gas and Coke Co. Limited (Richard Stevens, sec.), Gas Works
William Wood, baker
Robert Wright, saddler and harness makers

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