Anchor Hotel, Brightlingsea, 1907Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Brightlingsea >> White's Directory 1848
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1848 directory is the 1851 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:
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.
My ancestor lived here at this time, but why aren't they listed here? Answer: Not everyone appeared in a trade directory. Please read our Trade Directories article.
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Spring Road, BrightlingseaLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
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
Robert Bones Folkard
James Mason, Moverons
James Mason jnr., Lodge
Robert Mason, Brightlingsea Hall
Robert White Micklefield, (and maltster)
William Root, Park
Nathaniel W. Simons
BrightlingseaLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
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
Boot and Shoe Makers.
Grocers and Drapers.
William H. Criggs
Oyster Merchants and Smack Owners.
Abraham M. Ames
John Burgess Everett
Joseph M Tabor
Thomas Sadler and Son
John C Parker
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Brightlingsea - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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