History of Abberton

Abberton and Langenhoe village sign
Abberton and Langenhoe village sign
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History of Abberton >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.

If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1848 directory is the 1851 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:


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Note: the directory lists the names in the following order: Surname, First Name. It also abbreviates names. These have been reversed and typed in full to assist research.

My ancestor lived here at this time, but why aren't they listed here? Answer: Not everyone appeared in a trade directory. Please read our Trade Directories article.

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Marked * are land owners

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Abberton c.1925
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* John Bawtree, Esq., Abberton House
* James Kent Finch, carpenter
* Deborah Harrison, smith and wheelwright
Rev. James John Holroyd M.A., rector, Donyland Lodge
James Horn, victualler, Lion
James Norfolk, parish clerk
James Rudlin, drill owner
William Smith, butcher
* John Tettrell, brewer and malster
John Theobald, shoemaker
* Mrs. Lucy Ann Wells, gentlewoman

* John Bawtree
Thomas Cooper
Henry May
Samuel Neville
Thomas Nevill
John Pierce

* Thomas Austin
Sarah Hanse
John May

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Abberton - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Abberton - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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