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History of Dagenham in 1874 Post Office Directory

History of Dagenham


Dagenham & Becontree Heath 1874

Dagenham (near Romford) is a parish and village, in the Southern division of the county, Becontree hundred, Romford union and county court district, Metropolitan police jurisdiction, Barking rural deanery, Essex archdeaconry, and Rochester diocese. The parish is bounded by the Thames, the Rom (or Bourne brook), and the Ingerbury, and the village is 3 miles south east from the railway station at Romford, 2 from Rainham station on the London and Tilbury railway, and 12 from Whitechapel church.
The church of SS Peter and Paul is an ancient brick and stone structure, with an embattled tower crowned with a slated spire, and containing a peal of 6 bells. The earliest register bears date 1598. The living is a vicarage, value 851, with residence, in the gift of, and held by, the Rev John Farmer, MA, of Caius College, Cambridge.
Here is a National and also an infant school, and a Police station.
There is a Wesleyan chapel, and a chapel for the Wesleyan reformers.
Dagenham has much marsh land, and on December 17th, 1707, a very high tide blew up the sluice, broke through the dike, flooded 1,000 acres, and swept 160 acres into the river: after much difficulty, and the lapse of fifteen years, the breach was stopped by the famous Captain Perry, at a cost of 40,000.
There are still about 40 or 50 acres of water, called Dagenham Lake, which are now being formed into docks.
The acreage is 6,608, including the water area, and the and the population in 1861 was 2,638.
Becontree Heath is a large hamlet of this parish, and has a small Wesleyan chapel.
parish clerk, Benjamin Holgate.

Post & Office - James Sackett, postmaster. Letters through Romford, arrive at 5.45 am & 11 am; dispatched at 2.30 pm & 5.45 pm. the nearest money order office is at Romford.
Insurance Agent - Sun Fire, Henry Thompson
Police station, Frederick Stratford, sergeant
Boys & Girls Charity, Alexander Marshall, master; Mrs Eleanor Shutt, mistress
National, David Beard, master; Mrs Mary Ann Beard, mistress

Carrier to London - John Stevens to 'Saracens Head', Aldgate, monday, thursday & saturday

Private Residents
Brittain Thomas Waters esq
Coppen Mr Thomas, Becontree Heath
Farmer Rev John, MA [vicar]
Findley Zacharin esq, Furze house
Lea Mr Henry William, Wangay house
Mull Mr John H, Whalebone house
Mully Rev John [Independent], Marks Gate
Page Mrs, Becontree Heath
Rayment Mr George, Paulatin lodge
Scarf Mrs, Becontree Heath
Scott Mr William, Becontree Heath
Seabrook Mrs, Becontree Heath
Seabrook Mr Ephraim, Mill house
Sutton Joseph esq, Eastbrook End house
Thorogood Mrs, Fox Lane

Allen Henry, Three Travellers, Becontree Heath
Anderson Alexr, farmer, Halibut street
Bailey Chas, shoe maker, Becontree Heath
Beard David, baker
Bixby John, beer retailer, Whalebone
Bone Sarah (Mrs), beer retailer
Brown Ann (Mrs), Marks Gate, Marks Gate
Brown David, beer retailer, Becontree Heath
Burke Edward, blacksmith
Chase Samuel, saddler
Collins Christopher John, shopkeeper
Coppen Charles, cattle salesman, Becontree Heath
Coppen Joseph, cattle salesman, Broad street
Curry John, farmer, Eastbrook End
Day John, farmer, Becontree Heath
Death Geo, carpenter, Becontree Heath
Drake Wm jun, miller, Marks Gate
Edwards Eleanor (Mrs), beer retailer
Flower George, baker
Freeman Charles, farmer, Marshfoot
Gardner George, baker, Five elms
Gilderson Robert, wheelwright
Gill Edward, baker
Godsalve James, grocer, Becontree Heath
Gray Alfred, farmer, Four wants
Holgate Benjamin, wheelwright & undertaker
Howgego John, market gardener
Kemp Isaac, hay dealer, Becontree Heath
Key John, Rose & Crown
Kirk William, farmer, Halibut street
Lewin James, blacksmith
March James, coal dealer
Mihill Wm Reeve, farmer, Eastbrook End
Miller Eliza (Mrs), farmer, Becontree Heath
Noble William, beer retailer
Page Ralph, shopkeeper & wheelwright
Palmer James, shoe maker
Palmer Thomas, farmer, Halibut street
Pearcy Samuel Layzel, Chequers
Perry Joseph, basket maker, Becontree Heath
Pugh Price, farmer
Reader Elijah, beer retailer, Becontree Heath
Rogers John, beer retailer, Halibut street
Rumbal John, farmer, Rookery farm
Sackett James, Post office
Samuel George & John, farmers, Becontree Heath
Scott William, market gardener
Seabrook Samuel, farmer, Whalebone lane
Smith Sarah (Mrs), Cross Keys
Smith Thomas, grocer
Smitheman Joseph, tanner
Stevens George, farmer, Camseys
Tanner Sarah (Mrs), grocer
Thompson Hen, miller, Beam River mill
Thorogood Elizabeth (Mrs), farmer
Turner William, farmer, Padnal farm
West Edward, saddler
Wiseman Edward, farmer, Marks Gate
Wiseman Edward jun, farmer, Rose lane
Wood William, farmer


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