History of Birdbrook

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History of Birdbrook >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - 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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Marked * are at Baythorn End.

Ann Butcher, shopkeeper
Rev. Joseph Cape M.A., Rectory
* Rev. W. P. Courtney, curate
Joseph Davey, horse dealer
* Elizabeth Farrant, shopkeeper and smith
* Joshua Ambrose Fitch, miller, Water Mill; house Wixoe
* Mrs Mary Hills
Charles Ralling, machine owner
Robert Ralling, bricklayer
* Joseph Unwin, victualler. Swan Inn

Jacob Cowling, Herksted Green
Ambrose G Fitch, Eagle Farm
Henry Payne, Moat Farm
John Pool, Upper House
Charles Ralling, Chadwell
George Ralling, Wash Farm
Thomas Rider, Herksted Hall
* Henry Sharp, Whitley Farm
John Smoothy, Birdbrook Hall
Samuel Smoothy, Bailey Hill
Henry Unwin, Messings Farm
* Simon Quye Viall, Baythorn Hall

Beer Houses.
John French
William Leach
Charles Ralling
William Sorrell

Charles Hunniball
William Ralling
* John Smee

John French

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

Birdbrook - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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