High Street, Ongar, 1923Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Ongar (Chipping Ongar) >> 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.
My ancestor lived here at this time, but why aren't they listed here? Answer: Not everyone appeared in a trade directory. Please read our Trade Directories article.
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See also High Ongar.
High Street, OngarLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
William Baker, solicitor, union clerk, and clerk to magistrates
James Barlow, carpenter
Ammon Barltrop, smith, wheelwright and coach maker
Francis Boyer, wine and spirit merchant
Mrs. Mary Ann Boyer
Stephen Clements, carrier
William Coe, farmer, Castle House
Mrs. L. Collins
Mrs. S. Crooks
Nathan Cook, wheelwright
Robert Crabb, farmer
Ann Darby and Harriet Darby, milliners
Rev. Edmund Fisher M.A., Rectory
Henry Flood, police superintendent
Charles Foster, plumber, painter, etc.
William Gibson, solicitor and clerk of the peace; house Greenstead Hall
Miss F. Gidley
Mrs. E. Mason
William Hart, fishmonger
Richard Havers, Esq., agent to London and County Bank
Captain Thomas Bowes Kersteman
William King, veterinary surgeon
Jonathan Lewis, auctioneer and surveyor, Water End Farm
Charles Mott, stationer, stamp seller, and glass china, etc.
Richard Noble, builder
Richard Noble, jun., surveyor
Mrs. Ann Oldham
Richard Oliver, veterinary surgeon
Catherine Parker and Jonah Parker, Berlin wool dealers
Jeremiah Playl, sen., green grocer
Mrs. A. Powell
Mrs. J. Shadrack
William Rand, brick and tile maker, superintendent of Gas Works
Thomas Reynolds, furniture broker
Thomas Stockwell Richardson, book-seller
William Scruby, stationer and postmaster
Joseph Spurgin, druggist, dentist
John Suckling, blacksmith
Maria Sweetinbourg, dressmaker
Rev. Charles Jenner Tyrell, Marden Cottage
John West, coach owner
Henry Wood, carrier
Inns and Taverns.
John White, Blue Anchor
Richard Cooper, Bull
Francis Starkey, Cock
William Mulley, Crown Inn
Elizabeth Rawlings, King's Head
Joseph Fuller, Lion Inn
Thomas Holt, White Hart
Mrs. S. Champness (and organist)
Richard Stokes, boarding
Boot and Shoe Makers.
H.A. Johnston (and maltster)
Edward Sammes (and broker)
George Keane, M.D.
Frank Dodson Potter
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