History of Black Notley

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St. Peter and St. Paul Church, Black Notley
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History of Black Notley >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.

If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1848 directory is the 1851 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.

My ancestor lived here at this time, but why aren't they listed here? Answer: Not everyone appeared in a trade directory. Please read our Trade Directories article.

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James Brewer, victualler, Rein Deer
William Brewster, Esq., Lodge
Thomas Butcher, corn miller
Samuel Challis, schoolmaster and parish clerk
John Carricoats, gentleman
Charles Eley, higler
Francis Frederick, butcher
Rachel Fuller, blacksmith
James Musgrove, bricklayer
Rev. Edward Nottridge M.A., Rectory
James Potter, shopkeeper
William Sanders, victualler, Green Dragon
Mr. David Thompson
Robert Tomlinson, registrar
Joseph Wright, carpenter

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William Hylands
J. Nash

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Bulford Mill (now flats), Black Notley
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James Brown
Robert Clark
James Dowsett
Thomas Hills, Friars
John Piggott, Buck
J. Piggott, jun., Ludlam Hall
Robert Piggott
George Pool, Hall
William Revell, Troys
Lucy Rolfe
Henry Smith
Alfred Wakeling, Dewlands
Samuel Watkinson, Stauntons
William Wynn

William Dodd
William Moys

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Black Notley - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Black Notley - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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