History of Aveley

Photo of Aveley, Purfleet Road c1955, ref. a110004
Aveley, Purfleet Road c.1955
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History of Aveley >> White's Directory 1863

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

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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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Rev. Herbert Bennett (Independent)
Thomas Bousfield, tailor
William Brown, tailor
George Down, carpenter, etc.
Mary Dunn, bricklayer
Isaac Finch, parish clerk
Alfred Francis, schoolmaster
Samuel Gibson, builder and undertaker
Thomas Hayward, gardener, etc.
William Thomas Jackson saddler, etc.
Mrs Margaret Joyner
A. Lee, dressmaker.
George Kittle, hairdresser, etc.
Sir Thomas Barrett Lennard, bart., Belhus
Charles Martin, plumber, painter, etc.
John Osborn, bricklayer
Harriet Pappin, schoolmistress
Henry Parnell, gardener
Mrs Henrietta Parrott and Miss M.A. Parrott
William Pepper, wheelwright
Charles Lewis Vidal, Esq.
William Foot Vidal, surgeon
Rev. Richard Marsh White, M.A., vicar

Inns and Taverns.
Crown and Anchor, Charles Cook
Ship, Edward Thurlby Hitching

George Brown
Joseph Kittle

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George Irvine
Mary Sullings

Richard Langley
William Lee

Boot and Shoemakers.
James Gibbons
William Walls

James Blows
William Cutts
Henry Parnell

James Church
George Cook
Robert Ingram
Henry Joslin
John Joyner, Hall
Percy Smith
Luke Valentine
Edward Woodthorp

Grocers, etc.
Fordham Ellis
Joseph Frostick
Henry Lee
John Warner

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

Aveley - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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