Sun Street, Billericay, c.1950 Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Billericay >> White's Directory 1848
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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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Rev. John Hopkins Bailey M.A., incumbent
Thomas Bars, bricklayer and builder
Mr. John Bulwer, Tye Common
Chalres Chambers, clerk
Thomas Crowest, architect, land surveyor, and baptist minister
William Curtis, builder, cabinet maker, etc.
John Davan, currier and leather cutter
Robert Duncan, master of the Union
Captain Denzil Ede
George Gladwin, assistant overseer
William Hatch, gardener
John Hills, auctioneer, and land surveyor and agent
Robert George Joslin, upholsterer
John King, cooper and basket maker
Rev. B. Kluht (Independent Minister)
Charles Mant, excise officer
Misses Ann Mead and Rachel Mead
Mr. Richard Moor, Union Office
Misses Sarah Oates and Ann Oates, tanners and fellmongers
Thomas Painter, carrier to Chelmsford
Esau Pease, fishmonger
Joseph Pease, farmer, South Green
Thomas Pease and William Pease, carriers
George Richardson, cattle salesman
John Ripon, music professor
Rev. Alfred Roberts, Union Chaplain
Edmund Roberts, Esquire
Benjamin Roberts, glover
George Rolph, auctioneer and land agent
William Rolph, brewer, and wine and spirit merchant
William Rushbrook, veterinary surgeon
Robert Wilmot Schneider, Esq.
James Smith, gloves and breeches maker
Captain Thomas Jenner Spitty
James Spurge, watch and clock maker
Jane Young, matron, Workhouse
High Street, BillericayLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Academies (* boarding.)
* Susannah Burningham
* Misses Sarah and Deborah Cross
* Elizabeth Johnson
* Walter Robert Bartley Lee, Grammar School
Miss Matilda Sopwith
John Smith and Ellen Cooper, National School
James Blatch (and insurance agent)
Henry Collin (union clerk, etc.)
George Shaw (clerk to the magistrates)
Edward Woodard (insurance agent)
Fire and Life Offices.
J. Blatch, County and Provident
E. Woodard, Essex Economic
G. Rolph, Essex and Suffolk Equitable
Richard Mumford, London Corporation
William Curtis, Norwich Union
John Barrell, Phoenix
John Nix, Royal Exchange
Inns and Taverns.
Mrs. Baker, Bell
Thomas Curtis, Black Bull
George Palmer, Chequers
William Rolph, Crown Inn
William Piper, Crown Tap
Richard Mumford, Red Lion Inn
James Benson, Sun
Thomas Burrell, Three Horse Shoes
William Punt, White Hart
William Thompson (and cabinet maker)
BillericayLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Boot and Shoe Makers.
Carpenters and Builders.
Chemists and Druggists.
Corn Factors (attending the Market House.)
William Moss (and miller)
Finch Wood (and miller)
John Dennis (and organist)
Horse and Gig owners.
John Smith (and watch maker)
Linen and Woolen Drapers.
Painters, Glaziers and Plumbers.
Lion Lane, BillericayLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Straw Hat Makers.
Wine and Spirit Merchants.
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