History of Ashdon

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All Saints Church, Ashdon.
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History of Ashdon >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.

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:


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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.

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Levi Archer, saddler, etc.
George Atherton, swine dealer
Charles Barrett carrier and victualler, Fox
William Barrett, wheelwright
William Henry Betts, Esq., Walton Hall
John Burley and Mrs Burley, National School
Charles Clark, victualler, White Horse
Thomas Cro, wheelwright and joiner
Mrs Hannah Giblin
William Green, parish clerk
Rev. William Hammond, M.A., Hall
James Leonard, gent., Clays
Samuel Mascall, butcher
James Purkis, tea dealer, Post Office
Frederick Henry Ruse, corn miller
John Slowgrove, sexton
Rev. John Thomas Walker, M.A., rector
My. Ann Watson, victualler, Rose and Crown
Rev. John Watts (Baptist)

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Former National School, Ashdon. Built 1833, restored 1878,
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Joshua Kitteridge and bricklayer
William Kitteridge
William Lagden

Jonah Green
Thomas Green, and horse dealer

Boot and Shoemakers.
Henry Hull
Josiah Mascall

Samuel Atherton
Peter Cowell
John Cro
Neville Cro
Joseph Ford
Henry Frankham
Stephen Haggar
William Hales
Elizabeth Haylock
Thomas Legerton
Elizabeth Mizen
James Nutting
John Base, and miller
George Slater
Joseph Smith
Fuller Tredget
Robert Tredget

Grocers, etc.
Thomas Green
Charles Housden
John Sargent
Samuel Wright, and tailor

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

Ashdon - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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