History of Boreham

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History of Boreham >> 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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John Algar, coal merchant
Mrs. Blount, New Hall Nunnery
Miss Eliza Brewster
Rev. Henry Brown M.A., Vicarge
Rev. Francis Brownbill (Catholic), New Hall
William Chapman, parish clerk
William Cliff, wheelwright
Charles Eve, baker
John Gilby, saddler
Robert Clere Haselfoot, Esq.
Captain William Henry Haselfoot
John Holland, tailor
Rev. Francis Lythgoe (Catholic), New Hall
Arthur Moggridge, corn miller
William Seabrook, gentleman, Brent Hall
Mrs. Hannah Seabrook, butcher
Susan Stubbings, victualler, Cock
William Stubbings, cattle dealer
Sir John Tyssen Tyrell, Bart. M.P., Boreham House
Robert Partridge Webber, victualler, Lion

John Thompson Argent, Brick House
James Brewster, Birds
John Buttle and Edward Buttle
James French, Mount Maskells
Robert French, Bull's Lodge
Robert French, jun., Boreham Hall
George Gibling, Boreham Hall
William Hurrell, Culverts
John Ketley, Wallace's
James Algernon Piggott, Porters
Charlotte Stubbings, Stocks

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Beer Houses.
William Cliff
William Smith

John Harriss
Richard Worsley

Carpenters, etc.
Thomas Beardwell
Charles Lucking

Elizabeth Cornell
Mrs. Blount, New Hall Nunnery
Mary Ann Oram
Robert Smith

Samuel Clark
Edward Smith
William Stammers

Thomas Chapman
William Smith

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

Boreham - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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