Rodney House, 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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Braziers and Tinners.
Thomas Milbank and James Milbank
Thomas Joseph Bilton
Charlkes Stanton Gray
Brick and Tile Makers.
William Lunn and Son
William Roper and George Last
Joseph Howard, (church bell hanger)
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Henry Edward Bright
Thomas Wall Crooks
Charles John King
Charles John Wenden
Cabinet Makers and Upholsterers.
William Bull and Robert Bull
William Gilson Wenley
Carpenters and Joiners.
Carvers and Gilders.
Robert Elmy Garrood
William Stock, jun.
Chemists and Druggists.
John Nunn Eagle
China, Glass, etc. dealers
George Finch Marsh
Coal, Timber, etc. Merchants
William Slatter Butler
William Jones, (and Writtle)
Joseph Marriage, jun.
Thomas Dixon Ridley
Coffee and Eating Houses.
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Chelmsford - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Chelmsford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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