History of Chelmsford

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The Avenue, Chelmsford, 1901
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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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Auctioneers, Appraisers and Estate Agents.
Henry Bailes
Robert Baker and Son (and surveyors), home, Writtle
James Beadel
Henry Bedford
William Bull and Robert Bull
John Clench
John Dowsett
William Stockwood
Geoge Wakeling

Bakers and Flour Dealers.
William Barnes
Benjamin Bryan
George Cable
Edward Collis
John Craske
William Dodd
Mrs. Doe
Elizabeth Drake
James Fincham
Samuel Fitch
Edwin Fuggles
Samuel Hammond
David Hardy
James Harris
Jonas Harris
Joshua Johnson
Maria Kirkham
John Leatherdale
George Markham
George Mison
Thomas Phillips
Cornelius Pigg
William Raven
Joseph Rolfe
Charles Seaton
John Shed
Richard Stannard
Thomas Tyler
George Wackrill
Thomas Wackrill

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Basket Makers.
Ephraim Ambrose
Henry Ambrose
Michael Ambrose

Blacksmiths, etc.
Those marked * are Whitesmiths
* William Beadel
William Benton
Thomas Blanks
George Ensom (farrier)
Edward Everard
* Charles Horsnell
* Thomas Loveday
Robert Mace
* George Mason
* Sarah Merritt and Ann Merrit
William Praill
James Rogers
* Tamar Rogers
* William Thompson

Booksellers, Stationers, etc.
Thomas Blyth Arthy
Adam Boobyer
Charles Brown
William Durrant Burrell and Thoimas Houghton Burrell
Joseph Fry
Josiah Shearcroft

Boot and Shoe Makers.
Maria Bedford
Benjamin Bennell
James Bennell
William Brown
Samuel Cable
George Church
Christian Porter Cramphorn
George Robert Dean
Thomas Dean
John Dodd

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Frederick Durrant
Alfred Emery
Henry Eve
Alfred Freeman
John Gosling
James Hogmarsh
Benjamin Jackson
John Jones
John Lewis
William Lines
William Messent
William Nokes
Stephen Pudney
John King
John Radley
James Risson
Thomas Rolfe
Elizabeth Rumball
William Rumball
James Saltmarsh
William Saltmarsh
Fredrick John Brown
John Sayers
Henry Saunders
George Smy
William Turner
John Wells
George Wicks
John Wiffen
Thomas Wiffen
Thomas Wilshere
Edward White

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

Chelmsford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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