History of Blackmore

Blackmore, the Village c1955, Essex.  (Neg. B320009)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
Blackmore, the Village c1955
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History of Blackmore >> 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. William Callendar, incumbent
John Cannon, beerseller
Miss Crickatt, Smyth's Hall
Sarah Dowsett, victualler, Bull
Misses Giblin
Thomas Green, butcher
Ellen Manser, schoolmistress
Richard Maynard, parish clerk
William Mihill, victualler, Leather Bottle
Rev. William Trotman (Baptist)
William Trotman, rustic chair maker, etc.
John Wade Brown Wades, surgeon
Joseph Wiffin, victualler, Prince Albert

Farmers. (* Are Owners.)
* Ashley Barrett, Jessops
Charles Bloomfield, Hay Green
* William Caton, Jennings
John Chaulk, Red Roses
Francis Drake, Savages
* James Eve, Wyatt's Green
William Hart, Esq., Fingrith Hall
Isaac Humphrey, Brick Kiln
Samuel Metson, Quince Hall
Richard Middleton, Wyatt's
Thomas Pearse, Esq., Blackmore House
John Pease
Mrs Skipworth
Joseph Smith, Wenlocks
* George Staines, Ray Place
Alfred Tuck, and corn miller

William Attridge, and butcher
Thomas Page

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Stephen Chapman
William Raymond
Lionel Javier
L. Favier, jun.
Samuel Samuel

John Bannister
William Brightmore
Henry Ward

William Brewster
James Burrell
George Mead

George Hearn
Isaac Humphrey
John Lapage
Susan Perry

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

Blackmore - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805 (map badly damaged)

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