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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Braziers and Tinners.
Samuel Collis
Thomas Dennis
Thomas Milbank and James Milbank
Richard Peachy
Joseph Reader
George Wood

Thomas Joseph Bilton
Charlkes Stanton Gray
John Outten
John Ratcliff

Brick and Tile Makers.
Thomas Moss
James Wilkins
George Wright

Jeremiah Ayre
John Lester
William Lunn and Son
James Moss
Thomas Moss
William Roper and George Last

William Baker
George Clarks
Samuel Hart
Joseph Howard, (church bell hanger)
John Lester
James Moss
Thomas Moss
John Newcombe
James Pullen
Robert Sorrell
Thomas Thorn
Thomas Western

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John Baker
Henry Edward Bright
Robert Butcher
William Clark
Thomas Wall Crooks
James Davis
Charles Davis
William Dennis
Henry Dove
Joseph French
Thomas Fuller
Henry Gladwin
Lucy Grave
William Grace
George Hart
Charles John King
John Orton
Samuel Ratcliff
John Wenden
Charles John Wenden

Cabinet Makers and Upholsterers.
Henry Bedford
George Brooks
William Bull and Robert Bull
John Clench
John Dowsett
Hannah Myers
William Overall
Samuel Pond
William Gilson Wenley

Carpenters and Joiners.
William Baker
Samuel Hart
Joseph Howard
Serjia Mison
James Pullen
Henry Sewell
John Sorrell
Thomas Western

Carvers and Gilders.
Robert Elmy Garrood
William Stock, jun.

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Chemists and Druggists.
William Baker
Henry Copland
John Nunn Eagle
George Humphreys
Julius Mark
William Reeve

China, Glass, etc. dealers
Samuel Count
John Hawes
Mary Lockett

Clothes Dealers.
William Alston
Christopher Day
William Goldsbury
Lazarus Jonas
George Finch Marsh
Elizabeth Moss
Hannah Myers
Elizabeth Sach

Coach Builders.
Samuel Hart
James Maskell
John Page

Coal, Timber, etc. Merchants
William Slatter Butler
George Coates
Joseph Finch
William Jones, (and Writtle)
Joseph Marriage, jun.
Thomas Moss
George Phillips
John Piggot
Thomas Dixon Ridley

Coffee and Eating Houses.
Daniel Barnard
Charles Harris

Elizabeth Bright
Elizabeth Bright
Thomas Phillips
Thomas Wackrill

Robert Davey
Edmund Hancock
William Woodgate

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

Chelmsford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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