History of Brightlingsea

Anchor Hotel, Brightlingsea, 1907 Essex.  (Neg. 57564)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
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History of Brightlingsea >> 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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Rev. David Appleby, (Independent)
Martha Bond, butcher
Charles Cole, chemist and druggist
Samuel Cole, linen and draper
Moses Fletcher, surgeon
William Harmer, furniture broker
Alfred Jeffries, beer seller
Rev. William Latten M.A., vicar
James Lewis, parish clerk
John C Parker, surgeon
John Richardson, butcher
Lieut. R. N. Roberts, preventive service
William Ronayne, coast officer and tide surveyor
Osbourne Scrutton, brick maker, etc.
John Tranham, gardener
John Underwood, foreman of the Colne Fish Company

William Bagley (and baker)
Henry Whitmore Baker
Thomas Barker
Martha Bond
Thomas Capon
James Field
Robert Bones Folkard
Shadh. Martin
John Noble
James Mason, Moverons
James Mason jnr., Lodge
Robert Mason, Brightlingsea Hall
Robert White Micklefield, (and maltster)
John Ormes
Nathaniel Riches
William Root, Park
Ambs Ruffell
Nathaniel W. Simons
Thomas Wade
Mary York

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Inns and Taverns.
James Harrington, Anchor
Joseph Woolvett, Duke of Wellington
James Everett, King's Head
William Baker, Ship
John Harmer, Swan
Mary Coppin, White Lion

Mrs. Cant
Joseph Harris
Mrs James
Eliza Lufkin
Sma. Richardson
Elizabeth Tranham

William Bagley
Samuel Coppin
John Jessiman
Nathaniel Riches

John Habbard
William Minter

Boot and Shoe Makers.
William Clary
George Coppin
Shepard Coppin
John Harmer
Thomas Riches
William Vince

James Aldous
William Aldous

Coal Merchants.
Thomas Barker
Thomas Harrington
John Stammers
James Weller

Grocers and Drapers.
William Clary
William Dumerton
Abraham Fisher
William Fleming
William H. Criggs
George March
William Minter
John Ormes

Hair Dresser.
John Barber
Charles Watson

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Oyster Merchants and Smack Owners.
Abraham M. Ames
William Braisted
Tomas Capon
William Crannis
John Day
Joseph Drake
James Egerton
John Burgess Everett
Robert Francis
John Harris
James Howe
Thomas Jeffries
John Jolly
William Jolly
James Laysell
John Lee
William Peggs
Joseph Richardson
John Root
John Stammers
Joseph M Tabor
John Underwood
James Weller
Joseph Woolvett

Sail Makers.
Thomas Sadler and Son
John Went

James Aldous

Richard Aylett
Charles Criggs
John Harmer
William Vince

Moses Fletcher
William Morris
John C Parker

William King
John Ormes
William Ruffell

George Lake
John Rose

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

Brightlingsea - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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