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White's Directory 1863

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Mrs Boram, schoolmistress
Thomas Brown, blacksmith
William Cooper, carpenter and builder
Miss Louisa Dolby, Bryces
Rev. Frederick Adrian Scroop Fane, incumbent of Norton Mandeville, The Priors
James Judd, wheelwright
Henry Knightbridge, butcher
John Lagden, thatcher
Thomas Norris, grocer and beerhouse
Charles Packer, baker
Rev. George Raynor, curate, Rectory
William Skingsley, victualler, Eagle
John Smith, parish clerk
Richard Woodfine, miller, and Brentwood
John Francis Wright Esq., Kelvedon Hall
James French, Langford Bridge
Robert French, Germains
George Littlechild, Pump House
John Littlechild
Edward Sanders

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