History of Broomfield

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History of Broomfield >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.

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:


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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.

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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William Barker, victualler, Angel
James Beadel, auctioneer, estate agent, etc., Broomfield Lodge
Mary Cass, schoolmistress
Henry Copland, Esq., Broomfield Place
Thomas Day, house agent and overseer
John Elgie, carpenter, builder, painter, glazier, etc.
Edward Everard, blacksmith
Misses Finch
Misses Hills
John Garland, excise officer
James Ketley and John Ketley, bricklayers
Mr J. Millington and Mrs. Millington, School
William Marriage and Henry Marriage and Son, millers
Sarah Larsons, baker, etc.
Mrs. Ann Seabrook and Miss E. Seabrook, Butlers
William Edward Taylor, butcher and victualler, King's Arms
Thomas Tunbridge, parish clerk
Robert Warner, gentleman
Mrs. H. Wenden
James Wells carter
Rev. John Bradford Whiting, M.A., vicar

Farmers. (* are Owners.)
William Bott, Priors
* Thomas Christy, Esq. Brooklands
* David Christy, Patching Hall
* James Christy ( and brick maker) Brownings
Thomas Gopsill, and maltster
William Impey, Broomfield Hall
* Henry Marriage, Ayletts
* Henry Marriage, jun., Parsonage
* William Marriage, Mill, etc.

Charles Dowsett
David Harris
John Harris

Grocers, etc.
Thomas Ball
Charles Dowsett
Charles Hockley

Thomas Pitts
James Pulley

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

Broomfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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