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History of Brightlingsea >> White's Directory 1863
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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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Aldous Mr James. sen.; and John Aldous, crier
Angier Mrs Agnes, draper and milliner
Atkins Mr William
Gouch John, thatcher
Brown Frederick, gardener
Cole Samuel, linen draper
Collier Rev. Henry Campbell, curate
Cooper George Brown, chemist and druggist
Day David, ship owner; and George Day, carrier
Death William, upholsterer and broker
Dines William, marine store dealer
Drake Benjamin, foreman to Oyster Go.
Dumerton John, gent.
Folkard Jesse, upholsterer, etc.
Francis Mr Robert
Girling Mr John
Harris Joseph Mason, assistant overseer
Harris James, tinner and brazier
Henderson William coast-guard officer
Kedington Robert, wheelwright
Latten Rev. William, M.A., vicar
Lewis James, parish clerk
Medcalf George, watchmaker, etc.
Pay Rev. Edward (Independent)
Rogers Mr, tide surveyor
Ruffell George, land surveyor and insurance agent
Ruffell Jabez, postman
Scrutton Osmond Palmer, miller and brick maker
Stammers Edward, water bailiff and agent to Lloyd's
Trubshoe Charles Christmas, police
Went Benjamin, sailmaker, etc.
Went James, brickmaker; h Wivenhoe
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Inns and Taverns.
Anchor, Henry York
Duke of Wellington, Joseph Woolvett
King's Head, Thomas Puller
Ship, Joseph Alexander
Swan, John Thomas Harmer
Victoria, Mrs Mary Ann Tranham
White Lion, William Simons
Academies and Schools.
Atkins Ellis Charles, and stationer
Foxen Alfred and Mrs
Bakers and Flour Dealers.
Ward Mrs T.
Boot and Shoe Makers.
Clarey William, jun.
Aldous James, jun.
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