Sailing Barges, Brightlingsea, 1907Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Brightlingsea >> White's Directory 1863
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1863 directory is the 1861 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.
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.
Cement Stone Merchants.
Bacon Charles, and maltster
Corner Mrs Harriet
Harmer John Thomas
Mason George Thomas
Mason Robert, Hall
Ormes John, and registrar
Riches Nathaniel Buck
Watford Walter, G. Hall
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Grocers and Drapers.
Closson John, and ironmonger
Drake John, and glass dealer, etc.
Minter William Daniel
Brooks Benjamin William
Oyster Merchants and Smack Owners.
Francis Robert, jun.
Pegg William Henry
Richardson Joseph, jun.
Summersum T .W
Tabor John Frederick
Tabor Joseph T.
Tabor Joseph Matthew, and stone merchant
Underwood John, jun.
Painters, Plumbers, and Glaziers.
Shipwrights and Boat Builders.
Aldous Edward, and yacht builder
Ling William Squire
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