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History of Brentwood >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.

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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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Francis Adams, drawing master
Miss Alexander, Ingrave Road
Thomas Bailey, glass, china, tea, dealer
Mr. Benjamin Bacon
Mr. James Barbrook
John Beesley, clothes dealer
Henry Beesley, fishmonger
Rev. John Bell M.A. (Grammar School)
Thomas Bowen, fish and game dealer
Daniel Bowerman, gentleman
Rev. Frederick Boyd B.A., vicarage
Jonathan Branfoot, physician
Henry Brown, assistant overseer
Cornelius Butler, surgeon
Samuel Carver, green grocer
John Castle, ironmonger
Mrs. E. Cawkwell
Miss Ann Case
Robert Chapman, farmer, Hall
Thomas Colborne, surgeon
William Henry Colborne, auctioneer, land agent, and surveyor
Thomas Coulson, police superintendent
George Crawley, station master
Francis Dakin, railway clerk
Miss Hannah Davis
Joseph Denny, cowkeeper
William Denny, sexton
William Dobson, basket maker
John Duncan, gentleman, Rose Mount
Thomas Eagles, clothier and hatter
Robert Eaglen (Primative Methodist Minister)
Michael Fordham, church clerk
Rev. Charles James Fox M.A.
Charles Foster, cooper
Ambrose Frost, bricklayer
Rev. John Hall (Independent Minister)
James Halls, gentleman
Mrs. Charlotte Hole
John Hudson, fishmonger
Edward Humphreys, railway clerk
Rev. Charles Thomas James B.A., curate
Mrs. Elizabeth Jenkins, stay maker
George Jerrold, glass, china, etc., dealer
Henry Joslin, gentleman
George Judd, glass and china dealer
William Henry Kirkman, gentleman, Hall
Thomas Larkin, clothier, etc.
Frederick William Lemon, jun., wine and porter merchant
Captain Henry Lewis, R.N.
Robert Manley, statuary and mason
Robert Manley, jun.
Mrs. F. McKay
Francis Metcalf, stock and share broker
George Nevitt, marine store dealer
Mr. George Newman
James Oddy, bird stuffer
William Offin, currier and leather cutter
John Osbourne, pig dealer
Hester Garred Overhead, cooper
George Peyton, gentleman
Mrs. E. Perkins
Samuel Player, chimney sweeper
Samuel Ray, eating house
Rev. Eugene Reardon, (Catholic)
Lawrence Thomas Richardson, M.D.
James Rolph, gentleman
Mary Skingley
John Henry Sadler, ironmonger, cabinet maker, auctioneer, etc.
James Monkhouse, actuary

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Samuel Scott, gentleman
Mrs. S. Smith
George Thomas, gas manager
Henry Thornton, auctioneer, etc.
Mrs. Elizabeth Thorrowgood
Thomas Thorrowgood, coach builder
Thomas Threader, hair dresser
Henry Tuck, stock and share broker
Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Webb
Mrs. E. Tilley
Williamson Winfield, gentleman
Mr. Robert White, bricklayer
William Willis, artist and engraver
James Wilson, veterinary surgeon
George Winter, pawnbroker, etc.
Thomas Wright and Frederick Wright, brewers and maltsters
John Wyatt, gentleman

Eliza Brown, High Street
Martha Carter
Frances Cooper
Martha Dawson, Broom Well Cottage
Rev. George Tufnell M.A. and Rev. John Bell, Free Grammar School
James Monkhouse
Thomas Hall and Michael Quinn, National School

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