History of Braintree

Bank Street, Braintree, 1903, Essex.  (Neg.  50562)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
Bank Street, Braintree, 1903
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History of Braintree and Bocking >> White's Directory 1848

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Those in Bocking are labeled as such, the remainder are in Braintree.

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The Railway Station, Braintree, c.1910
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Curriers and Leather Cutters.
John Harrisson
Samuel Nash

Henry Bloomfield
John Clark
William Cousins
John Digby
Joseph Gray
Thomas May
James Nash
Henry Simons
Sanders Sparrow
Sarah Turner
James Wood

Furniture Dealers.
Thomas Archer
Nicholas Bianchi John Joscelyne
Henry Smith
John Wade

Gardeners and Seedsmen.
Jonas Beckwith
John Brown
Absalom Carter, Bocking
William Cartwright
John Clark
William Harrington
Philip Lindsell
William Marslen, Bocking
Thomas May
John Mills
Thomas Mott, Bocking
Edward Ralling, Bocking

Glass, China, and Dealers
Matthew Alsop
John Smith, (and gun dealer)
Lister Smith, Bocking
Thomas Tiffen

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The Rayne Road, Braintree, c.1910
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Grocers and Tea Dealers.
Samuel Bennett
John Bloomfield
Robert Byford
Charles John Cheeseman
John Clayden
George Harrison, Bocking
Christopher Haslam
John Haward
John Palmer
Charles Porter
Augustus Portway
Thomas Tiffen

Hempen Cloth and Mattress Manufacturers.
Joseph Hubbert, Bocking
Nathan Negus, Bocking

Hotels, Inns and Taverns.
Nathan Poole, Bell
Samuel Piggin, Bird-in-Hand
Charles Cook, Black Boy, Bocking
Joseph Cook, Black Lion
James Battram, Boar's Head
William Joyce, Bull
William Dixon, Bull, Bocking
James Digby, Cardinal's Cap, B John Wade, Cock
Nicholas Bianchi, Crown
William Owers, Falcon
John Hodges, George
Abraham Wakefield, Green Man
Richard Richbell, Hare and Hounds
James Bateman, Horn
Thomas Prance, Horse and Groom
Samuel Piggin, jun., King's Head
John Joyce, King's Head, Bocking
John Clarke, Orange Tree
William Lambert, Royal Oak, Bocking
E. Nunn, Six Bells, Bocking
Charles Pearl, Spread Eagle, Bocking
James Willis, Swan
William Hockley, Three Tuns
William Cook, Wheat Sheaf
Thomas Durrant, White Hart, Bocking End
Thomas Hicks, White Hart Tap, Bocking
James Underwood, White Lion
John Medcalf, Woolpack, Bocking

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John Arnold
Joseph Attwood
George Bearman, Bocking
Thomas Bearman, Bocking
Elizabeth Bickmore
Mary Brown
Stephen Brown
William Butcher, Bocking
Mary Ann Coates, Bocking
James Cutts
Thomas Fuller
Benjamin Hills
James Hodges
Richard Medcalf, Bocking
John Mortimer
Charles Owers
William Owers
William Oxer, Bocking
James Parmenter
Nicholas Playle
William Prance, Bocking
John Pudney
Isaac Sharp, Bocking
James Sly
Lewis Spicer
John Turner
Susannah Turner, Bocking
Thomas Webb, Bocking End
William Willsher
John Wood

Frederick Knight, Bocking

Joiners and Builders.
Stephen Adams
William Fish
Benjamin Hatfield
Isaac Key
George Laver
William Peake, Bocking End
William Parmenter, Bocking
Thomas Porter
James Smith

Linen Drapers.
John Bloomfield
Herbert Brooks
Henry Budden
Robert John Dalby
Henry Parker
Joseph Piggin

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John Gosling, Bocking
John Joyce, Bocking
Richard Lacey
Oswald Robert Newman and John Newman

Milliners, etc.
Sarah Adams
Sarah Amey, Bocking
Rebecca Andrews
Sarah Andrews
Sarah Ardley
Mrs. Blomfield
Elizabeth Bloomfield, Bocking End Eliza Bright
Kezia Brown, Bocking End
Harriet Cadmore, Bocking
Margaret Cocksedge
Mary Ann Davie, Bocking End
Ellen Everard
Sarah Harvey, Bocking
Emma Haward
Ann Hicks, Bocking
Hannah Hicks and Sarah Hicks
Mary Joslin and Rebecca Joslin
Elizabeth Kiddy
Sarah Linn
Harriet Martin
Lavinia Baker Newman
Susanna Peake
Elizabeth Pryke, Bocking
Sarah Summers
Sarah Turner

Painters, Plumbers, and Glaziers.
Henry Bloomfield
Charles Brasier, Bocking End
John Cadmore, Bocking
William Fryer
William Hawkes
James Livermore
James Porter, Bocking
Ann Sucking, Bocking
Richard Stewardson Wilson

Thomas Archer
Perfumers and Hair Dressers.
William Bryant
William Coote
Edward Spuge
Thomas Thompson

William Cook
James Nash
Sanders Sparrow

Rope and Twine Makers.
Joseph Bragg
Joseph Hubbert, Bocking
Nathan Negus, B
David Clark, Bocking
Ruth Clark
Capel Currey
Crispin Currey, Bocking
William Elgar
William French, Bocking
Benjamin Hatfield
William Owers
George Parkinson (and parish clerk), Bocking
Nicholas Playle
John Pudney
James Sly
Lister Smith, Bocking
Thomas Wittam, Bocking

Stay Makers.
Mary Goodwin
Ann Smee
Emily Ward

Straw Hat Makers.
Charlotte Fitch, Bocking
Mary Halker, Bocking
Ann Laver, Bocking
Lavinba Newman
Caroline Prance
Mary Ralling, Bocking
Mary Ann Smith
Jane Summers

John Dixon and Charles Dixon
George Drayton
John Sweeting Harrison
William Rolfe M.D., Bocking End

Drapers and Tailors.
Ezekiel Francis Alston
William Butcher
Jabez Church
Samuel Everard, Bocking
Phoebe Goose
William Hasler
E.F. Jewell
David Pudney
John Pudney
John Pyman, B Henry Smith

Timber Merchants.
Edward Barford Martin
James Smith

Tea Dealers and Drapers (Travelling).
Thomas Hunter
William Hunter
Robert Johnston
James Morton
James Newell

Veterinary Surgeon.
Abraham Garrard, Bocking End
John Poulton

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