Bradfield, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Bradfield >> White's Directory 1863
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. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:
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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Lewis Agassiz, Esq., Stour Lodge
Edward Bloom, saddler, etc.
John Carter, rat catcher, etc.
Mrs Ann Cocksedge, National School
Mrs Ann Constable, White House
Charles Cousins, tailor and parish clerk
Patrick Darnells, corn miller, and at Harwich
Mrs Sarah Ann Eagle, Rose Cottage
John Gooch, thatcher
Joseph Goss, butcher
James Harrison, station master
Rev. Edward Hayne, D.D., vicar, Vicarage
Robert Kerridge wheelwright and beerhouse
William Henry Nunn, blacksmith
Dixey Polley, gardener
Francis Puxley, brickmaker
William Smith, victualler, Pough
Mrs J. Sparrow, market gardener
Charles Tweed, post master
John Webber, farm bailiff
Robert Brown, and corn miller and merchant
Joseph Bullimer, Brox and Bruces
Gainsbrough Ballimer, Malting House
James English, and butcher
James Fearis, Nether Hall
William Garnard, Street Farm
John Hellen Green, Hall
John Green, Rag Marsh
James Hardy, Jagues Hall
George Davy Hempson, Lodge
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Bradfield - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Bradfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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