History of Black Notley
Street view, Black Notley, 1903
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Black Notley >> 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.
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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William Abbott, gent., Notley Place
John Clarricoat, gent.
Winifred Butcher, beerhouse
Joseph Cooper, corn miller
William Dodd, parish clerk and shoemaker
Charles Eley, victualler Green Dragon
Rachel Fuller, blacksmith
Thomas Harris, lath render and beerhouse
Charles Hart, soap maker, etc.
Samuel Hardy, gardener
John Mortier, victualler, Rein Deer
Joseph Musgrove, bricklayer
Rev. Thomas Overton, B.D., rector
Miss Smith, schoolmistress
Daniel Thompson, assistant overseer
Samuel Watkinson, jun., commisssion agent
D. Walters and Sons, silk manufacters, and Braintree
George Witting, castrator
Bulford Mill (now flats), Black Notley
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William Clarke, Park
Mrs. Mary Piggott
Thomas Pool, Hall
Samuel Watkinson, Stauntons
Thomas Hills Wood, Friars
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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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