History of Ongar (Chipping Ongar)

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History of Ongar (Chipping Ongar) >> 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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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

Thomas Champness
Mrs. S. Champness (and organist)
Richard Stokes, boarding

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Mary Gowee
Henry Starkey
Arthur Webster

Boot and Shoe Makers.
Jeremiah Bridge
John Brown
Edwin Derham
George Griffin
William Hancock
Mary Mitchell
Thomas Wood
William Wood

Stephen Clements
John Cooper
Thomas Cowell
Thomas Gidley
Elizabeth Perry
Corn Dealers.
H.A. Johnston (and maltster)
James Loud
James Webster

George Pollard
Thomas Sandle
William Waterhouse

Grocers, etc.
Charles Brown
Thomas Dobbs
Philip Haines
Mary Nottage
Edward Sammes (and broker)
John Upton

Hair Dressers.
James Drake
Thomas Kemp
Samuel Leah

James Penson
John Wright

William Parker
Jonathan Silcock

George Keane, M.D.
Rupert Pincott
Frank Dodson Potter

Edward Darby
Thomas Cowee
William Pavitt
Jeremiah Playl

Bonner Griffin
John Turner

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Chipping Ongar - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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