History of Chelmsford

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History of Chelmsford >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - 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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The directory combines Chelmsford, Springfield and Moulsham as one entry.

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Joseph Ackworth, draper
Rev. J. Allen, (Wesleyan)
Mrs. Arthy
Joseph Arthy, clerk
Bramston Bacon, postmaster
Mr. Stephen Barnes
John Bassingwhite, clerk to Essex Provident Society
William Beckham, master Union Workhouse
John Begire, cabinet maker
John Beaumont, clerk
Mr. Elkanah Bennett
Edward Biddell, clerk
Henry Thomas Biddell, clerk
George Bird, carrier, Ship Yard
Rev. Robert BoWilliaman, (Independent)
Mrs. Ann Bright
Mr. George Brown
Mr. William Bull, snr.
Walter Burke, police secretary
Rev. William Buswell, B.A.,, Union chaplain; h. Widford
Edward Butler wine and spirit merchant
Mr. James Butler, chief constable of Chelmsford Hundred
John Candler

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William Chadwick, surveyor of taxes
Arthur Robert Chalk, printer, etc.
Edward Swinbourne Chalk, solicitor
Thomas Chalk, commissioner for taking special bail
Charles Cheveley, draper
Mrs. Cheveley
Jabez Church, manager, Gas Works
George Clift, clerk
George Coates, gentleman
Miss Sarah Coates
E.W. Collier, reporter
Robert Cook, livery stables
William Frederic Coombe, organist
Mr. Samuel Cooper
Edward Copland, solicitor
John Copland, solicitor
Oswald Copland, surgeon
Mr. Charles Count
Josiah Cowell, clerk
Richard Cremer, surgeon
Joseph Davis, librarian
Mr John Dawson
Gainsford George Dixon, Charity school master
Mr. Robert Sumner Dixon
Mrs. S. Draper Osgood Dunt, painter, etc.
George John Durrant, solicitor
George Hill Durrant, actuary
Miss Dye
Alfred Ellis, railway clerk
John Farrow

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Mr. Robert Foreman
Michael Fitch, patent salt manufacturer
Thomas Morgan Gepp, solicitor
William Barlow Gepp, bank clerk
Charles Goymer, sheriff's officer
Rev. Joseph Gray, (Independent)
J.S. Green, clerk
Rev. William Greenslade, curate
Mrs. Elizabeth Greewood
Henry Guy, insurance agent
Rev. George Hamilton, M.A., chaplain of the gaol
Edward Harris, supervisor
Misses Haselfoot
John Hastrell, clerk
Henry Hay, clerk
Thomas Hills, cabinet maker
Mrs. Hodges, gentlewoman
Joseph Hodgson, railway clerk
William Howard, parish and gas clerk
William Baker Hughes, draper
Rev. James Hutchinson, M.A., Grammar School
Miss Mary Jones
Thomas Kennet, clerk
Mr. James Kilvington
Thomas Kinch
Rev. Charles King, (Catholic)
Thomas King, surgeon
Henry Last, solicitor
Farmery John Law, bank manager
John Lawrence, bank clerk
Jonathan Leake, secretary
Miss Thomasin Ann Lewis
Mrs. Leppingwell
Francis Lovell, surgeon
Capt. J.B.B. McHardy (R.N.), chief constable of Essex
Colin McKenzie, station master
Miss Caroline Marriage
Miss Mary Marriage

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

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