History of Broomfield
St Mary's Church, 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.
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.
You should also consider newspaper archives. With millions of pages now online, there is always the possibility of finding articles featuring your ancestors. Discover how to explore newspaper archives.
Broomfield Mill, Broomfield
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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
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.
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Broomfield - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Broomfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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