History of Wivenhoe

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History of Wivenhoe >> Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

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Rev. John Baillie, B.D., Rectory
Mrs Benwell
John Green Chamberlain, The Nook
Henry Joseph Firman
Abraham Garrett, Wivenhoe Park
Philip Havens
James Moore
Hector John Gurdon Rebow, J.P., Wivenhoe Park
Philip Sainty, Quay House
Samuel Nathaniel Squire
Capt.Henry Tyler, R.E., Wivenhoe Hall
Horatio Thomas Waterworth
William Abraham Abbott, carpenter, Wivenhoe Cross
Moses Appleby, beer retailer, carrier and butcher
James Barr, hosier
Daniel Barrell, carpenter, Wivenhoe Cross
Earn Rarrett, farmer, Vine Farm
Joseph William Barrett, baker
Charles Anthony Bennett, Anchor PH
Isaac Blyth, ship owner
Joseph Blyth, jun., beer retailer
Thomas Brewster, grocer
William Lankester Brown, grocer
Harry Browne, master mariner
William Browne, rope maker, Wivenhoe Cross
Robert Burgess, builder
Isaac Bush, boot and shoe maker
Mrs. Elizabeth Carrington, butcher
Isaac Carter, baker
Samuel Catt, blacksmith and beer retailer, Wivenhoe Cross
John Green Chamberlain, ship owner, The Nook
Daniel Chapman, bricklayer
Richard Coker, fish dealer
Benjamin Cole, master mariner
Daniel Cole, master mariner
David Cole, master mariner
James Cole, carrier
William Cole, ship owner
Coine Boating Club (H.T. Waterworth and G. Pryer, joint secs.)
George Samuel Cook, Railway Hotel, and master mariner
Charles Copsey, boot and shoe maker
Mrs. Jane Cranstone, hosier
Robert Crosby, master mariner
Edward Cuthbert, plumber and glazier
George Death, ship owner
James Cheveley Dennis, butcher
William Denton, ship owner
Charles Dowsett, master mariner
David Doyland, Greyhound PH
David Durrell, sail maker and ship owner
Charles Ellis, master mariner
Thomas Forsgate, master mariner
William Franks, baker
Free Institute, Horatio T. Waterworth, sec.
Henry Frost, farmer, Park Farm
Mrs. Margaret Fuller, shopkeeper
James Gardner, Rose and Crown PH
John Arthur Frederick Goodwin, Grosvenor Hotel, and carpenter
Samuel Goodwin, sail maker and shipowner
Samuel William Goodwin, sail maker and ship owner
Thomas Goodwin, Black Boy Hotel, and shipowner
David Grimes, butcher and beer retailer
Joseph Haggar, beer retailer
James Halls, police constable
Edward Ham, biscuit baker
James Ham, master mariner
Nathaniel Rogers Ham, Falcon PH

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Richard Ham, pilot
Robert Ham, beer retailer
Thomas Ham, master mariner
William Ham, master mariner and ship chandler
William Harlow, master mariner
Isaac Harris, boat builder
Abraham Harvey, ship owner
George Harvey, coal and oyster merchant, Quay
Stephen Harvey, ship owner
William Harvey, master mariner
Havens and Squire, surgeons
Henry Havens, greengrocer
Charles Heath, oyster merchant
Mrs. Elizaheth Hindwood, beer retailer
John Howard, pilot and ship owner
Thomas Irvin Howard, baker
Charles Home, baker
James Husk, yacht builder and shipsmith
Miss Jane Hyde, ladies' school
John Harvey Yacht and Ship Building Company, Limited, John Harvey, manager
William Jolliffe, gardener
John Jones, ferryman
William Jones, ship owner
William Madder, sail maker and ship owner
Marshall and Co. guano merchants
James Moore, grocer and linen draper
John Moore, grocer, Wivenhoe Cross
Charles Mortlock, miller
Benjamin Murrell, master mariner
William Murrell, shipowner
Daniel Page, master mariner
Ebenezer Penny, master mariner
James Penny, shipowner
Robert Penny, master mariner
George Pittuck, master mariner
James Pittuck, master mariner
Hurrine John Plane, master mariner
John Polley, shopkeeper
John Pratt, jun., ship owner

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Black Buoy PH, Wivenhoe.
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Francis John Price, ship chandler
Frederick Price, shipowner
Miss Isabel Proctor, ladies' school, High Street
Elijah Quilter, farmer, Wivenhoe Farm
George Quinney, master mariner
George Miles Rayner, master mariner
William Rayner, master mariner
Roots and Walker, brewers, The Brewery
Joseph Sadler, tool dealer
Philip Moseley Sainty, jun., ship broker and agent
Charles Scoffield, painter
Frederick Scrutton, farmer
John Seaman, beer retailer
William Shead, shipowner
Daniel Smith, builder
Charles Snood, carrier
Daniel Southgate, Park Hotel
William Stewardson, hair dresser
William Taylor, coal merchant
Edgar Tricker, baker
Joseph Wadley, master mariner
William Wadley, master mariner
John Went, farmer, Wivenhoe Cross
Mrs. Sarah Wenden, Union Flag Inn PH, Wivenhoe Cross
Wilkins, bookseller and stationer
Joseph Rohert Willis, master mariner
Charles James Wilson, draper and grocer
Wivenhoe Cemetery, Thomas Irvin Howard, sexton
Wivenhoe Gas Company, Joseph Wilkins, collector
Joseph Woodward, beer retailer

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