Aveley, Purfleet Road c.1955Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.
History of Aveley >> 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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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
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Boot and Shoemakers.
John Joyner, Hall
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Aveley - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Aveley - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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