Essex Almanac for 1869



Police -Inspector Rome and three Constables

Postmaster - Mr Thomas Smith

Gas Company - Mr W Newman ( Manager)

Clay Shipping Company - Mr D H Hawkins ( Managing Director)

Oyster Company - Mssrs  L Sweeting , J Hawkins, W Auger, J Rogers and A C Auger.

Roach River Oyster Fishery-Mssrs G Richardson, J F Kemp, W H Bygrave ( Manager) , John Smith ( Secretary)J S Pritchard ( Secretary)

Marine - Commander of the Coast Guard - Mr John Green

Tide Surveyor & Coast Waiter - Mr J T Handley

Tide Waiter - Mr R Elston

Receiver of Wrecks - Mr Henry May of Maldon

Town Crier - W Bigmore Senior

Agent for London, Liverpool & Globe  Fire Insurance - Mr J Prior

Benefit Society - Essex Provident Society -560 Members- The Sub Committee meet every fourth Tuesday at the Collectors Office- Collector Mr George Perry

Ancient Order of Foresters Court Unity no 5430-Meetings Star Inn every 4th Wednesday- Members 38 - Secretary  Mr E Kemp

Places of Worship - St Marys Church - Vicar Rev H H Cundy- Curate Rev J L Govett - Organist  Miss Marshall - Clerk Charles Read

Congregational Chapel - Rev J C Burnett

Baptist Chapel Rev J Cole

There is also a Primitive Methodist Chapel and two Chapels of other denominations.

Schools - National School - Master and Mistress Mr E T Marshall and Mrs Marshall

Surgeon - R G Coombe Esq

Auctioneer - Mr J J Hawkins

Inns- Anchor J Smith

George and Dragon Mr C Warden

Kings Arms W Cundy

New Welcome Sailor Jospeh Cracknell

Old Welcome Sailor I J Kendall

Oyster Smack  J Rice

Ship J Lowe

Star H Swain

Victoria D Ham

White Hart - D W Papprill

Carriers- D Cross to Maldon daily

Mr Ham Tuesday & Friday to Chelmsford

The Omnibus Daily to Maldon

Newspaper- Agent for Chelmsford Chronicle & Essex Newsman Mr E T Marshall