History of Brentwood

Brentwood, High Street and Town Hall 1895.  (Neg. 35669)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
Brentwood, High Street and Town Hall 1895
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History of Brentwood >> 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. These have been reversed and typed in full to assist research.

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Newton Thomas, hawker
Oddy James, bird, etc. stuffier
Offin William currier, leather cutter
Osborn George and William Osborn, swine dealers
Pace John Henry, law clerk, Viola cottage
Palmer George marine store dealer
Patience George, postman
Perry Mrs Mary
Phillips Mrs Mary
Plastow Charles, gardener
Pond Samuel, asphalter
Porter Joseph, jun., Esq., Alley Lodge
Quennell John Cooper, surgeon
Quennell William, 2nd master Grammar School
Rayner Charles, steward, Asylum
Reeve Miss S.
Rist Mrs S.
Robinson Thomas, school, and Mrs D.J. Robinson
Robinson William, solicitor, Shenfield place
Russell John, oil and colourman
Russell Hannah, straw hat maker
Russell Thomas, traveller
Savill Stephen James, clothes dealer
Scott Mr J.B.
Smith Miss A.
Simmons James, marine store dealer
Simmons William chimney sweeper
Slater William, excise officer
Smith James John, corn merchant

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Sopwith Miss Matilda, Prospect place
Sowter Rev. Joseph, chaplain, Asylum
Sowter Mr Thomas
Sumner Miss
Tabor William, gent., Rose Mount
Tasker Miss E.A., Middleton Hall
Tate Thomas, clerk, Alpha Villa
Taylor Charles Dixon, clothier
Taylor John, James Taylor, and Nehemiah Taylor, gent.
Thorne Abraham John, auctioneer, etc.
Tuthill Mrs Jane Ann Villiers
Twinn Charles, brewery clerk
Wallis Mr Henry, Shenfield
Wallis Mrs Mary, Prospect place
Watson William, supervisor
Weal William, farmer and jobber
West Rev. William De Lancy, M.A., head master of Grammar School
Winter Mrs
Wright Mr Thomas
Wood Searles, Esq., Brentwood Hall
Worrin John, traveller

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Acadamies and Schools.
(Marked * take Boarders.)
*Adams Francis, Gilstead Hall
* Bargman Miss A., Shenfield House
* Bartington Miss Elizabeth Susan, Crown House
Carter Martha, Queen's Road
Clamp Robert, High Street
* Hooke Joseph Jackson
* Jackson Catherine and Harriett Rosebank
* Kingdon Ann, Shenfield Villa
Sohaws Mary, Hills cottages
Townsend Emma, New Road
Williams William
Catholic School, Catherine Mary Edwards
*Free Grammar School, Rev. W. De Le West, M.A.; William Quennell, Esq., and Mr Thomas Howe
National Schools, Thomas Robinson and Harriet Lewis

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

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Brentwood - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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