The Avenue, Chelmsford, 1901Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Chelmsford >> White's Directory 1848
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. 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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The directory combines Chelmsford, Springfield and Moulsham as one entry.
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Auctioneers, Appraisers and Estate Agents.
Robert Baker and Son (and surveyors), home, Writtle
William Bull and Robert Bull
Bakers and Flour Dealers.
Duke Street, ChelmsfordLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Those marked * are Whitesmiths
* William Beadel
George Ensom (farrier)
* Charles Horsnell
* Thomas Loveday
* George Mason
* Sarah Merritt and Ann Merrit
* Tamar Rogers
* William Thompson
Booksellers, Stationers, etc.
Thomas Blyth Arthy
William Durrant Burrell and Thoimas Houghton Burrell
Boot and Shoe Makers.
Christian Porter Cramphorn
George Robert Dean
Fredrick John Brown
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Chelmsford - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Chelmsford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
Postcard of Duke Street, Chelmsford.
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