History of Bradfield
The Chapel, Bradfield, c.1955
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Bradfield >> White's Directory 1848
White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1848 directory is the 1851 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.
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Lewis Agassiz, Esq., Stour Lodge
William Anderton, maltster
Edward Bloom, saddler
Elizabeth Buttrum, National School
Charles Byford, marine store dealer
Benjamin Carrington, high constable
Rev. John Edward Carter B.A., rector
Mrs. Ann Constable, White House
John Cousins, tailor and parish clerk
William Everett, horse dealer
John Finer, foreman
Joseph Goss, butcher
Robert Kerridge, wheelwright
Dixey Polley, gardener, etc.
Jonathan Porter, gloves and breeches maker
Thomas Scott, victualler, Plough
John Sparrow, market gardener
Thomas Abrey, Nether Hall
John Balls, jun.
Robert Birch Brown, (and miller), Tower Mill
James English, (and miller)
James Fearis, Bradfield Lodge
Sarah Green, Rag Marsh
James Hardy, Jaques Hall
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James Hardy Nunn
Edward Sheldrake, (and miller), Hall
Boot and Shoe Makers.
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Bradfield - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Bradfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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