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    Romford 1882 Kelly's Directory - part 2

     History of Romford

    part 1 of the 1882 Romford Kelly Directory

    Magistrates for the Liberty of Havering ate Bower

    Joseph Fry esq, fair Kytes, Hornchurch

    Charles Peter Matthews esq, The Bower, Havering

    Ralph George Price esq, Marshall’s Park, Romford

    Clerk to the Magistrates, Haynes & Clifton, South Street

    Petty Sessions held every Thursday. The following places are included in the Petty Sessional Division :- Romford, Haverin ate Bower & Hornchurch


    Insurance Agents:-

    British Empire Mutual, W B Lake, High Street & D J Custance, Brentwood Road

    British Workman, J G Dudley, Eastern Terrace, Eastern Road

    Clerical & Medical, A W Hunt, South Street

    Commercial Union, R J Benton, Aveley

    County Fire, F Ellis, South Street

    Economic Life, E Pertwee, High Street

    Guardian, T Champness

    Liverpool & London & Globe, J W Lasham, High Street

    London Assurance, D Heard, North Street

    Manchester Fire, T Robinson, The Library

    Northern Assurance, J R A Hulse, Junction Road, Southend

    Norwich Union, C J Macarthy, Market Place

    Phoenix Fire, E Pertwee, High Street & H W Smith, 2 Crichton villas

    Queen, T davey, 2 Western Road & A H Harvey, High Street

    Royal Exchange, I Y Collier, High Street

    Sun Fire, A H Hunt, South Street


    Romford Union

    Board day, Tuesday, weekly

    Romford union comprises the parishes of Barking, Cranham, Dagenham, Great Warley, Havering, Hornchurch, Rainham, Romford, Upminster, and Wennington. The population of the union in 1881 was 36, 877; rateable value, £236,428

    Clerk, William Smith, Market Place, Romford

    Collector to the Guardians, Chas Culliing, Great Ilford & Thos Wm Capron, Romford

    Relieving Officers, No 1 district, Charles Culling, Great Ilford; N0 2 district, Chas Robt Emblin, Havering cottage, Carlisle Road, Romford

    Vaccination Officers, Chas Culliing, Great Ilford & Thos Wm Capron, Hare Street, Romford

    Medical Officers, No 1 district, H McClure MD, Romford; No 2 district, A Wright, Romford; No 3 district, H H Mason, Barking; No 4 district, J Shimeld, great Ilford; No 5 district, W Bruorton, Hornchurch; No 6 district, E Callaway, Barking; No 7 district, A W Wallis, Brentwood

    Public Vaccinators, A Wright, Romford; H H Mason, barking; J Shimeld, Great Ilford; A W Wallis, Brentwood

    Superintendent Registrar, Wm Smith, Market Place, Romford; deputy, W D Heard, Romford

    Registrars of Marriages, R D Wilding, barking & Thos William Capron, Romford

    Registrars of Births & Deaths, Ilford sub-district, Alfred Sherman, Great Ilford; Barking Town sub-district, R D Wilding, barking; Hornchurch sub-district, F Stratford, Hornchurch; Romford sub-district, Thomas William capron, Romford

    Workhouse, close to the town, was built in 1838 & will hold 594 inmates; it cost £9,500; master, vacabt; Rev james Goodday, MA, chaplain; Norris Fasham Davey, surgeon; Mrs Mary Ann Wilkes, matron; Miss Emma Slater, school mistress


    Rural Sanitary Authority

    Clerk, William Smith, Market Place, Romford

    Medical Officer, A Wright, South Street, Romford

    Inspector of Nuisances, G Hamilton, Victoria Road, Romford


    Public Establishments:-

    Almshouses, North Street

    Cemetery (Old), High Road

    Cemetery (New), Dagenham Road, Alfred Henry Hunt, clerk to the burial board

    Corn Exchange, High Street, Thos Champness, manager

    County Court, John Thomas Abdy, LL D, judge; Henry Skehell Haynes, registrar; Charles Godfrey, high bailiff; office, South Street. The County court is held in the court house, near the railway station, once a month; the following parishes are within the jurisdiction of this court: - Abridge, Aldborough Hatch, Aveley, Barking Creek, Barking Side, Beacontree heath, Buckhurst Hill, Chadwell, Chadwell Heath, Chigwell, Chigwell Row, Collier Row, Corbets Tey, Cranham, Dagenham, Great Ilford, Hare Street, Harold Wood, Havering ate Bower, Hornchurch, Lambourne, Lambourne End, Little Heath, Noak Hill, North and South Ockendon, Rainham, Rainham Creek, Rainham Ferry, Rippleside, Romford, Romford Common, Rush Green, Squirrel Heath, Stapleford Abbot, Stapleford Tawney, Stifford, Upminster, Wennington & Whalebone Gate.

    Court House, South Street

    Police Office, Court House, South Street, Thos Simmons, inspector

    St Edward’s hall, Market Place

    Essex (2nd) Rifle Volunteers ( A & B companies), Grinston Abel Smith, capt, commandant of A company & henry Smith of B company

    Essex (1st) Artillery Volunteers (No 8 battery), John Wm Lasham, capt commandant


    Public Officers:-

    Clerks to the Commissioners of Taxes for Beacontree  & Havering divisions, Clerk of the Peace & Keeper of the Records of Liberty, Clerks to the Commissioners of Sewers & Havering, Dagenham & other Levels, H S Haynes, South Street


    Coroner for the Liberty of Havering ate Bower,  H S Haynes, South Street

    Joint Clerks to the magistrates for the Liberty of Havering ate Bower, Haynes & Clifton, South Street

    Clerks to the Petty Sessions for the District of the Half Hundred of Beacontree, Haynes & Clifton, South Street

    Clerk to the magistrates of the Orsett Division, North Surridge, South Street

    Clerk to the Burial Board, Alfred henry Hunt, South Street

    Clerk to School Board, William Smith, Market Place

    Collector to New Oxford Tythe & to St Andrew Tythe, Charles William Harvey

    Inland Revenue Officer & Inspector of Corn Returns, Geo Fred Revill, Tindall villas, Brentwood Road

    Inspector of Weights & measures, Thomas Simmons, Market place

    Registrar of Probate Duties & Supervisor of Inland Revenue, Richard Tozer, Swinburn villa, Eastern Road

    Surveyors of Highways: Collier ward, Thomas Sawyer, Mowbrays Farm: Harold Wood ward, George Edward Podd, Newhall: Noak Hill ward, Mark taylor, Noak Hill

    Vestry Clerk, Alfred Henry Hunt, South Street


    Places of Worship with hours of service:-

    St Edward’s church, Rev Canon Wm Maunder Hitchcock, MA; Rev Hy Millward Burgess, MA; & Rev Joseph Hardwick Pemberton, curates; 11 am, 2.30 & 6.30 pm; Wednesday 11 am & 7 pm & Friday 11 am

    St Andrew’s District church, St Andrew’s Road, Rev William James Skilton, MA, rector; 11 am & 6.30 pm; Thursday 11 am

    Chapel of Ease, Noak Hill

    Catholic chapel, St Edward’s Square, Rev Joseph William Wright Drew, priest; 8.30 & 11 am & 6,30 pm; dailt 8.30 am & Thursday 3.30 pm

    Baptist chapel (Salem), London Road, Rev James McLaren Steven; 11 am & 6 pm; Monday 7.30 pm

    Congregational Church, South Street, rev Fredk Sweet; 11 am & 6.30 pm; Thursday 7 pm

    Primitive Methodist Chapel, Victoria Road, rev Hy Carden; 11 am & 6.30 pm sundays

    Wesleyan chapel, High Street, Rev Ralph Green; 11 am & 6.30 pm; Tuesday 7 pm



    Albion Street Board school (mixed), was built in 1865, it has room for 200 children; average attendance 180;  Mrs Clark, mistress

    National, was erected in 1710 as an endowed school; it has room for 256 boys with an average attendance of 250; for 156 girls with an average attendance  of 154; & for 76 infants with an average attendance of 76; on the foundation of Joseph Bosworth & rebuilt in 1727, the present boys school was added in 1835 & by a new scheme of the Court of Chancery in 1833 it is open to children of the three parishes of the liberty; it is now combined with the national school, 45 boys & 20 girls being on the foundation: the property of the school consists of two cottages in Hornchurch Lane, a plot of ground upon which stands Bosworths buildings & £1,200 in the funds. For apprenticing out of this school two poor boys of Hornchurch & one of Romford, Mary shide left in 1714, £200, which was invested in a real charge of £10; Henry Robert Heasman, master; Miss Mary Ann Woodland, mistress; Mrs Susannah Long, infants mistress

    Church, Forest, Collier Row, George Barnes, master

    National, Noak Hill, Miss Maria Ashby, mistress

    St Andrew’s (mixed), St Andrew’s Road, James Bryant, master, erected in 1843, has space for 260, with an average attendance of 190

    Catholic (mixed), St Edward’s Square, erected in 1856, holds 58 children; average attendance 40;  Miss Julia Casey, mistress

    Romford Factory (mixed), Mrs Mary Ann Watson, mistress. This school was given in 1841 by the Great Eastern railway for the education of the children of their workpeople; it will accommodate 80 & has an average attendance of 68


    Conveyance :-

    Railway Station, South Street, Charles henry woodcock, station master

    Mail cart from ‘Golden lion’ to Horndon on the Hill

    Omnibus to Rainham, twice on Wednesday, from the ‘White Hart’

    Poel’s mail cart, from his own house, North Street, to Grays & Abridge



    Essex Independent & Farmers Gazette (Taylor & Robbins, publishers; published  mon,wed & fri); South Street & High Street

     Essex Times (Wilson & whitworth, publishers), High Street; published Wednesday & Saturday; High Street

    Essex Weekly News (Taylor & Robbins, publishers; published friday), South Street  & High Street;

    Carriers to London – G Hoppe, from his own house, High Street, daily at 9 am; returning same day; William Manning, daily at 11 am from his own house, North Street, returning same day; W Poel, from his own house, North Street, daily, returning same day


    part 1 of the 1882 Romford Kelly Directory


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