History of Brightlingsea

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History of Brightlingsea >> 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.

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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Carpenters and Builders.
Aldous James, jun.
Aldous Robert
Aldous Thomas
Lake Joseph

Cement Stone Merchants.
Everett John
Francis Robert
Francis Joseph
Tabor Joseph

Coal Merchants.
Barker Thomas
Candler William
Stammers John
Weller John

Farmers.
Bacon Charles, and maltster
Bagley William
Baker Thomas
Baker William
Barker Thomas
Bockin Charles
Bond William
Cook Benjamin
Corner Mrs Harriet
Folkard Robert
Girling John
Harmer John Thomas
Mason George Thomas
Mason Robert, Hall
Ormes John, and registrar
Riches Nathaniel Buck
Root Ebenezer
Ruffell Robert
Ruffell Mrs
Scrutton O.P.
Watford Walter, G. Hall

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Grocers and Drapers.
Baxter George
Clarey William
Closson John, and ironmonger
Death David
Drake John, and glass dealer, etc.
Field John
March George
Minter William Daniel
Ormes John
Shephard Mark
Wiseman John

Hairdressers.
Brooks Benjamin William
Folkard William

Oyster Merchants and Smack Owners.
Ames Abraham
Ames John
Ames Joseph
Barber John
Bragg John
Bragg William
Brasted William
Capon Thomas
Day William
Dove William
Drake John
Drake Benjamin
Drake Joseph
Everett John
Francis Robert, jun.
Goddard Thomas
Goodwin James
Griggs William
Hedgethorn George
Howe James
Jeffries Alfred
Jeffries John
Jeffries Thomas
Jolly John
Lee John
Martin Shadrach
Minter William
Pegg William Henry
Richardson Joseph
Richardson Joseph, jun.
Root John
Salmons John
Stammers Edward
Stammers John
Summersum T .W
Tabor John Frederick
Tabor Joseph T.
Tabor Joseph Matthew, and stone merchant
Underwood Joseph
Underwood John
Underwood John, jun.
Ward John
Weller John

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Painters, Plumbers, and Glaziers.
Aldous William
Blyth Charles

Shipwrights and Boat Builders.
Aldous Edward, and yacht builder
Aldous Albert
Bridges Joseph
Wenlock William

Shopkeepers.
Alexander William
Griggs William
Gull William
Lamb Mrs
Rowe Hannah
Went John
Wright Henry

Surgeons.
Copland James
Ling William Squire
Parker George

Tailors.
King William
Nightingale Robert
Ruffell William

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Brightlingsea - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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