Kelly's 1874 Directory Page 158 - Mersea.
The living is a rectory, held by Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould M.A. of Clare College. The rectory house was built 1860, also a National School.
The Rev. John Tickell of Wargrave, in the County of Berks, by will, bearing date 1812, bequeathed to the rector and churchwardens of this parish, £200, to be invested, after his wife's decease, in the £3 percent. Console, for the education of poor children of the parish nominated by the rector.
The principal landowners are Mrs Round, Sir Warren Peacock and H. Sandford, esq.
Parish Clerk, Robert Ellis.
Post Office - Mrs Susanna Fincham, receiver.
National School, Miss Priscilla Biggs, mistress.
Carrier to Colchester - John Fincham, to the 'Woolpack'.
Baring-Gould Rev. Sabine, M.A. Rectory
Mustard John, Reeves Hall.
Cant Samuel, farmer Ivy house
Cockrell William Worledge, farmer, East Mersea Hall farm.
Fincham John, carrier
Gunn John, farmer
Harvey Jeffery G. farmer, Reeves hall.
Mead Samuel, Dog & Pheasant, & shopkeeper
Prentice William & Brothers, farmers, Fen farm.
Ward John, farmer
Wood Moses, farmer
West Mersea living is a vicarage, held by Rev. Thomas Ralph Musselwhite, M.A. There is an endowed Church of England day school, also an Independent chapel with burial ground and schoolroom attached. Here is a Wesleyan chapel. Mrs Round, who is lady of the manor, and Alexander Bean, esq., are the principal landowners.
Parish Clerk, Alfred Thomas Pullen.
Post & Money Order - Manasseh Banks, receiver.
Insurance agent, J. Thorpe.
Coast Guard Station, Captain John Bruce, R.N.
National, John Thorpe, master; Mrs Harriet Thorpe, mistress
Wesleyan (under Government), Miss Caroline Eliza Edgcomb, mistress.
Carriers to Colchester - George Cudmore to the Plough, William Rudlin, James Sach to the Woolpack.
Bruce Captain John
Corrie Edgar, The Cottage
Green Hugh, Strood
Musselwhite Rev. Thomas Ralph, M.A. (vicar & surrogate)
Bacon John, butcher & farmer
Bacon John, jun. farmer
Bonner Eleanor (Mrs), farmer, Strood farm.
Booley Thomas, farmer, Haycock's farm
Bullock John, oyster merchant
Cock Charles, farmer & landowner, Lackesley hall.
Cock John Reuben, farmer, Weathercock farm
Cook Elijah Longstaff, oyster merchant
Cudmore George, carrier
Eagle Henry John, farmer, Peet hall
Fincham Susanna (Mrs), day school
Green Hugh, surgeon, Strood
Hempstead James, grocer
Howard Adam, oyster merchant
Ladbrook Emma (Miss), grocer
Ladbrook John Carter, bricklayer
May Henry John, oyster merchant
Munson Joseph, blacksmith
Munson Samuel, wheelwright
Mussett James, oyster merchant
Mussett Jas. jun. oyster & general merchant
Neville Abraham, boot & shoe maker
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