History of Braintree

High Street, Braintree, 1906, Essex.  (Neg. 55533T)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
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History of Braintree >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.

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Andrews Mrs Elizabeth, Bocking End
Ash Mrs., Bradford Street, Bocking
Atkin John, coal merchant; h Coggeshall Road
Baldwin Charles, town missionary, Manor Street
Battram Mr James, Rayne Road, Bocking
Beuzeville Stephen, clerk, Bradford Street, Bocking
Blomfield Mr John, London Road
Bright Mr John, Bradford Street, Bocking
Bright Misses Elizabeth and Sophia, High Street
Brown Mrs Catherine, Rayne Road, Bocking
Brown James, tallow chandler and soap maker, Hoppit hill
Brown Mrs Mary, Coggeshall Road
Browne Rev. John Denis, surrogate, and vicar of Braintree, Vicarage
Bullard Jonathan, librarian at Mechanics' Institution
Burder Mrs Sarah, Bocking-end
Cannon Thomas, sexton, Cemetery, Bocking
Carrington Very Rev. Henry, dean and rector of Bocking, Deanery, Bocking
Carter Capt. Dansil, Coggeshall Road
Carter Rev. John, Independent, High Street
Carter Thomas, clerk, Church Lane, Bocking
Catchpool Mr James, London Road
Cheap Mrs., Bradford Street
Cheeseman George, silk manager, Church Lane
Clarke Miss Catherine, Bocking End
Clench Augustus Robert, Esq., Bank manager, Clock House
Cornell Mrs Mary, Rayne Road

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Courtauld George, Esq., Bradford Street
Courtauld Mrs G., Causeway House
Courtauld John Minton, Esq., silk manufacturer, Bridge House
Courtauld Samuel, Esq., silk manufacturer; h Gosfield Hall
Cousins Mrs Elizabeth, Rayne Road, Bocking
Cox George Probert, silk manager, Rayne Road
Craig Edward George, solicitor; h Mount House
Craig Rev. Thomas (Independent), Bradford Street
Cunnington Augustus, solicitor; clerk to Board of Health and Burial Board; and registrar of County Court, Great Square
Cunnington Mrs., New Street
Davey Mr Edward, Rayne Road, Bocking
Davie Mrs Ellen, Brooking end
Davies Mr David, London Road
Dixon William, assistant overseer of Bocking, surveyor, etc., Church Street
Dodd William, porter, Workhouse
Downes Henry, marble and stone mason, Railway Street
Elson William, silk manager, Rayne Road Bocking
Everard Henry, surveyor and collector to Board of Health, Manor Street
Finlinson Rev. Joshua, M.A., curate
Finney James, manager, Church Street, Bocking
Frostick Robert, chimney sweeper, Cattle market
Fuge William Haydon, artist, Bradford Street, Bocking
Goose Mrs Phoebe, London Road
Gosling Misses H. and E., Bradford Street
Grubb Mr John, Coggeshall Road, Bocking

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Hammond Daniel Harvey, agent, Rayne Road, Bocking
Harris Thomas, lath render, Church Street, Bocking
Harvey Mrs Elizabeth, Bradford Street, Bocking
Hayward Owen Cawston, clerk, Station
Herbert James, glover, Great Square
Hobbs Miss, Bradford Street, Bocking
Holland Joseph, County Court bailiff and agent, Manor Street
Holland Michael, stationer, Manor Street
Hutchins Mrs S.A., London Road
Johnson William, coal, etc. merchant; h Manor Street
Jones Rev. Francis, B.A., curate, Rayne Road
Joscelyne Mrs Mary, High Street
Last John, hardware and toy dealer, Rayne Road
Le Keux Henry, engraver, Bradford Street, Bocking
Lindsell James, agent to Essex Provident Society, High Street
Ludbey Mrs., Coggeshall Road
Macdougal Rev. Alexander (U.C.), High Garret

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