History of Blackmore
Blackmore, the Village c1955
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Blackmore >> 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.
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Rev. William Callendar, incumbent
John Cannon, beerseller
Miss Crickatt, Smyth's Hall
Sarah Dowsett, victualler, Bull
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
Joseph Smith, Wenlocks
* George Staines, Ray Place
Alfred Tuck, and corn miller
William Attridge, and butcher
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L. Favier, jun.
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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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