History of Canewdon
High Street, Canewdon, c.1965
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Canewdon >> White's Directory 1863
White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.
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.
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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William Allen, blacksmith
Charles Austin, shoemaker
Thomas Barnard, shopkeeper
Samuel Bartrup, victualler, Chequers
John Binns, wheelwright, etc.
Charles Bright, coal merchant, ferryman, and victualler, Cricksea Ferry
John Clarke, cooper and parish clerk
Thomas Claxton, bailiff, Scottys
George Coffin, blacksmith
William Codlin, butcher
Mr. John Hales
William Harris, baker and grocer
Sarah Harris, victualler, Anchor
John Hart, carpenter and wheelwright
Rev. George Heath, M.A., Vicarage
James Lambert, blacksmith
John Last, baker and grocer
William Newman, shoemaker, Post Office
John William Potton and Son, millers and bakers
John Turner, harness maker, etc.
James Vile, schoolmaster
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William Allen, Wallasea Island
John Auger, Esq., Lamborn Hall
John Baker, Pudsey Hall
William Isaac Belcham
Zachariah Guiver, Wades Farm
William Guiver, New Hall and White House Farms
James Neill, Esq., Canewdon Hall
John Offord, Loftmans
James Reeve, Esq., Apton Hall
J.W. Stallibrass; h Eastwood
S.P. Widmill, Bolt Hall
Mrs Ann Whitwell, Sturgeons
John Wright, Boxes Farm
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Canewdon - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Canewdon - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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