Articles on the History of Essex, Researching your Ancestors, and British History

The Jurist - names of people in Essex made bankrupt in 1855.

The Jurist, a legal weekly publication, contained court listings for Bankruptcy Court hearings and declarations of insolvency for 1854. All the Essex names have been taken out by History House and are now listed below. Use the Search Inside feature on the orginal source to ascertain the details.

Source: Google Books - The Jurist containing original articles on legal subjects, the gazette Cause Lists and miscellaneous legal information.

Other Jurist publications detailing Essex bankrupts:
1843 | 1846 |1853 |1854 |1856 |1858 |1861 |1862

William Allatson, Bocking, watchmaker
John Applebee, Brentwood, contractor's agent
William Austin, Colchester, wholesale grocer and dealer
Henry Barnes, Margaretting, milkman
James Bell, Great Baddow, hop merchant
James Bird, Easterford, tailor
Thomas Bray, Chelmsford, architect
Charles Carter, Maldon, ironmonger
William Francis, Inworth, out of business
William Gowen,Chelmsford, boot maker
John Harrington, Ramsden Crays, baker
Grove Hazelton, Ingatestone, hay dealer
William John Hicks, Waltham Abbey, draper
Samuel Holmes, Shalford, innkeeper
William Howard, West Bergholt, farmer
Charles Jackson, Moulsham, carpenter
Henry Lucking, Corringham, grocer
Frederick Miller, Newport, corn merchant
Thomas Cook Millington, Maldon, chemist
James Hills Nunn, Bickacre, wheelwright
Thomas Parke, Maldon, master mariner: in the gaol of Springfield
Milbourn Polley, South Weald, out of business: in the gaol of Springfield
William Rayner, jnr., Halstead, blacksmith: in the gaol of Springfield
Joseph Reynolds, Little Saling, thatcher
George Sale, Castle Hedingham, innkeeper
Henry Shead, Witham, miller
James Slythe, Witham, stonemason
John Smith, Stebbing, poulterer: in the gaol of Springfield
Richard Martyn Spurge, Halstead, tailor
Charles Sullings, Chelmsford, turner
J. Walford, Witham, butcher
John Webb, Rayleigh, grocer and general dealer
John Willis, Little Saling, thatcher
John Wright, Doddinghurst, farmer
William Wymark, Mistley, wharfinger
Henry Edward Young, Brentwood, licensed victualler

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