High Street, Chelmsford, 1892Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Chelmsford >> 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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The directory combines Chelmsford, Springfield and Moulsham as one entry.
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Joseph Marriage, sen., gentleman
Misses Rachael Marriage and Lucy Marriage
Samuel William Maryon, crier of courts and corn inspector
William James Maryon, relieving officer
Andrew Meggy, solicitor
George Meggy, printer
Mr. Charles Milbourn
Rev. Carew Anthony Mildmay, M.A., rector and rural dean of Chelmsford
Mrs Esther Mills
Rev. Christopher Ralph Munston, incumbent of St.John's
Thomas Clarkson Neale, governor of county gaol
William Newman, clerk
Mr. John Norman
William Oakley, police superintendent
Miss Harriet Owen
Charles Owers, National School
Mr. Richard Palmer
Henry Pollard Palmer, insurance agent
Rev. Arthur Pearson, M.A., rector of Springfield
Capt. Hugh Pearson
George Pearson, clerk
Isaac Perry, brewer, etc.
George Porter, wine merchant
Miss Rosina Porter
Mr. James Potter
Miss Maria Poynton
Benjamin Pudney, market clerk
Mr. Daniel Purfleet
Henry Rayner, jun., agent
Mr. Mark Rayner
Mrs. William Rees
John Adey Repton, gentleman
Edmund Round, Esq.,banker
James Rust, draper
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John Rayment Rust, organ builder
John Saunders, sexton of St.Mary's
John Seabrook, Esq.
Capt. Samuel Skinner, R.A.
Re. T. Slack, rector of Little Leighs
Christopher Smith, town crier
Mrs. Elizabeth Smith
Basil Sparrow, Esq., banker
George Standfast, artist
John Stevens, trunk maker
John Tanner, clerk
John Bawtree Terry, assistant overseer
Rev. Henry Tindal, incumbent of Holy Trinity
Rev. John Tydeman, (Baptist)
Henry Tubby, clerk
William Michael Tufnell, banker
Benjamin Turner, turnkey
Frederick Thomas Veley, solicitor
Joseph Viel, teacher of French
Samuel William Wackrill, draper
Mr. Charles Wade
James Watson, collector
William Collins Wells, brewer, etc.
Mrs. Sarah Wilkinson
Archibald Wilson, excise
Mr. John Witley
Mr. William Praed Wood
Academies and Schools.
Marked * take boarders
Mrs. G. Abrey
David Grigsby, Mary Tapley, M.A. Lampard, British School
Martha Brown (Infant School)
G.G. Dixon, Charity School
William Dodd (Charity School)
*Misses Ellen Fitch and Charlotte Fitch
Rev. James Hutchinson, M.A., Free Grammar School
William Forsyth, Emma Street and M.A. Smith, National School
Charles Owers and Mary A. Arnold, National School, Springfield
*Mrs. Susan Rist
Emma Street (Infant)
Architects and Surveyors.
Michael John Watson
Robert Bartlett (union clerk, clerk to the magistrates)
John Copland and Edward Copland
William Duffield; home, Great Baddow
William Gibson, (clerk of the peace); home, Chipping Ongar
James Parker, dept. registrar of archdeaconry, home, Great Baddow
William Wicks, registrar of marriages
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