Ancient House Brasserie, Ardleigh.© Copyright Robert Edwards contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
History of Ardleigh >> White's Directory 1848
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:
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.
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Hugh Ackers, police inspector
Peter Bacon, brickmaker
Rev. Henry Bishop, vicar and dean
John Dakin Brill, station master
Charles Byham, broom maker
Mr Benjamin Carrington
John Green Fenn, auctioneer and farmer, Rockery
James Hawkins, plumber, painter, etc.
Samuel James, hay trusser
William Sandford Lamb Esq., Bovills Hall
James Mayhew, drill owner
John Posford Osbourne esq., Park (brewer etc., in Colchester)
George Pudney, relieving officer
Edward Simson, farrier
Joseph Southgate, parish clerk
Mrs Mary Taylor
William Webb Esq., Rectory
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Ardleigh - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Ardleigh - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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