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History of Ardleigh >> White's Directory 1863
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1863 directory is the 1861 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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Edward Abbott, jun., gardener and seedsman
Benjamin Bell Biggs, baker and Post Office
Frederick Downs, poulterer, etc.
Fenn, Cook and Fenn, auctioneers, etc. and at Colchester
George Green Fenn ; h Rookery
John Green Fenn ; h Ardleigh Hall
James Hawkins plumber, painter, etc.
Samuel James, trusser and poulterer
Caroline Knott, schoolmistress
William Lambert, cattle dealer
Charles Lugar, coal merchant
Charrington Nicholl, brewer, etc.; h Bovills Hall
Capt. Augustus Paterson, New Hall
Rev. James Todd, Vicarage
James White, tailor
Thomas Womack, station master
Inns and Taverns.
Crown, Joseph Barber
Fox and Hounds, John Glanfield
King's Head, Mrs Luen, and saddler
Lion Inn, Charles Bacon
Railway Tavern, Edward Simpson, and farrier
Wheat Sheaf, Spring Wyncoll, machine owner, etc.
Edward Abbott, Home Farm,
Samuel Abrey, Blue Barns
Mrs Sar. Jane Bedford, and school
James Bell Biggs, Hill Farm
John Bromley, Fenn Farm
Thomas Bromley, Moise Hall
Thomas Cook, Hungerdown
John Cooper, Bounds Farm
Samuel Cooper, Lodge Farm
Thomas Cooper, jun., Ardleigh Wic
John Eagle, Esq., Badley Hall
William Everett, swine dealer
William Fellgate, Plains Farm
James Perm, Esq.
George Green Fenn
John Green Fenn, Ardleigh Hall
Isaac Francis, Coldwood
Shadrach Kerridge (and cattle dealer)
Robert Lufkin Keable
John Kelly Lugar, Martell's Hall Hill
J.P. Osborne Esq.
John Smith, Slough Farm
Thomas Smith, Park Farm
John Smith Webb
Mrs S. Wolfe
Boot and Shoemakers.
James Biggs, jun.
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Jonathan Stebbing Wakelin
Mrs E. Luen
Poole Frederick, jnr.
George Mulley, and bricklayer
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