History of Braintree

Station Road, Braintree, 1906, Essex.  (Neg. 57567V)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
Station Road, Braintree, 1906
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History of Braintree >> 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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The Railway Station, Braintree, c.1910
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Covers Braintree and Bocking

Mahew Henry, clerk, London Road
Manthorpe Mrs., Bradford Street Bocking
Mayn Jeffery, law clerk, New Street
Mays John, excise officer, Cattle market
Messent Eliza, fancy depot, Bank Street
Moir Robert, tax surveyor, High Street
Mostyn Rev. John, (Baptist), Coggeshall Road
Nash Mr Joseph, London Road
Parmenter Mr Thomas, London Road
Peorce Alfred, schoolmaster; h Bradford Road, Bocking
Piggin Mrs Rebecca, Rayne Road
Polley Miss Elizabeth, Hill House
Porter John, photographer, Manor Street
Porter John, bank manager, Bank Street
Portway Augustus, appraiser and undertaker, New Street
Priestman Mrs Elizabeth, Bradford Street, Bocking
Purl George, farrier, Church Lane, Bocking
Raison Jeremiah, police superintendent, Bocking
Ralling Miss Mary, Bradford Street, Bocking
Rankin William, solicitor; h London Road
Reeve Miss, Bocking End

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The Rayne Road, Braintree, c.1910
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Roiley Joseph, music professor
Rolfe Mr Robert H. and Miss E.A. Rolfe , Bradford Street
Rolfe William Esq., M.D., Bocking End.
Ruddick Jonathan, sexton, Cemetery
Sadd and Co., timber and slate merchants. Station (and Maldon)
Sadler William, at Gas Works
Saunders Rev. John, (Wesleyan), Bradford Street
Savill John, police, Rayne Road
Savill Samuel Webb, Esq., Boleyns, Bocking
Searle Henry, overlooker, Church Street, Bocking
Shead George, silk agent, High Street
Shearcroft Mr Josiah, Manor Street
Shephard Ellen, matron, Workhouse
Slaughter George Ardley, millwright, Pound End
Smith Mr John, Coggeshall Road
Smith Mr Lenny, Harries, Bocking
Spark William, supervisor and corn inspector, Railway Street
Spearman Ezra, silk manager, Hyde Row
Stubbing Thomas, carrier, Back Lane
Tabor Charles Esq., Bovingdon Hall
Tabor Frederick, Esq., Bradford Street, Bocking
Tabor George and John Tabor, gent., Coggeshall Road

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Market Square, Braintree
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Tabor Samuel, Esq., The Fennes
Tarbutt Robert, ginger beer maker, Cattle market
Taylor Miss H., Church Lane, Bocking
Taylor William, Esq., Sunny fields, High Garret, Bocking
Thomas Mr Thomas Hawkins, London Road
Tunbridge Thomas, master of Workhouse
Tunbridge Mrs S., New Street
Tweed Mrs., Bradford Street, Bocking
Tyler Eli, accountant, collector and registrar of marriages, etc., Bocking End
Tyler Eli, jun., collector, etc., Bocking End
Vallance William registrar and relieving officer, Coggeshall Road
Veley Augustus Charles, solicitor (clerk to the magistrates, and registrar of Ecclesiastical Courts) Great Square
Wakeham Mrs Sarah, Bocking End
Wakeham Miss Fanny, London Road
Walford William Esq., banker, Church Street, Bocking
Warren Thomas, coachsmith and spring maker, Back Lane
Waylett John, practical brewer, High Street
West John and Son, brush, patten, and clog manufacturers, High Street
Whitbread Miss Georgina, register office, Rayne Road, Bocking
Wicks Edward, excise officer, Manor Street
Wilkinson William, whip maker, New Street
Williams John, mattress and matting manufacturer, Bradford Street, Bocking
Williams Rev. Samuel, (Independent)
Winch Mr James, Bradford Street, Bocking
Young Joseph, organist, Manor Street

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

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