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History of Ongar (Chipping Ongar) >> White's Directory 1863
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If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1863 directory is the 1861 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.
Joseph Adams, coach, etc., owner
James Auger fishmonger and beerhouse.
Win Baker, solicitor, superintendent registar and Union and Magistrates' clerk
Mrs Charlotte Barltrop, milliner, etc.
Charles Brown, grocer, savings' bank, actuary and agent for Essex Bank
William Chafy Westwood, Esq., Bowes House
Clement Fisher Cleeve, gentleman
Stephen Clements, carrier to London
William Coe, auctioneer and farmer, Castle House
Francis Dickins, professor of music, etc.
James Drake, hair dresser, etc.
Mrs Mary Eve
Mrs Mary Ann Bailey
Rev. Edmund Fisher, M.A., rector
Charles Foster, plumber, painter, auctioneer, etc.
Charles Fox, police sergeant
Henry Gibson, solicitor and clerk of the peace; h High Ongar
Mrs Fanny Gidley, milliner, etc.
William Gordon, gent.
Mr James Grant
John Howard, drill sergeant
W.P. Jago, mason; h Dunmow
Thomas Henry Kennett, law clerk
John Marrable, parish clerk
Mrs Elizabeth Mason
Rev. Denis Moore, B.A., curate
Charles Mott, china, etc., dealer, and insurance agent, Stamp Office
Frederick Noble, plumber, builder, brickmaker and propriotor of Gas Works
Richard Oliver, veterinary surgeon
Miss Oath Parker, fancy depot
William Penson, carpenter, upholsterer, furniture broker, and bellhanger
Mrs Penson, upholstress, etc.
Edward Rieeve, Esq., White House
Sarah Reynolds, furniture broker
John Reynolds, cooper and turner
Edward Sammes, furniture broker
William Scruby stationer, etc., Post Office
George Searle, nursery and seedsman
Charles Slocomb, printer, stationer, etc.
Essex Bank; Charles Brown, agent
John Spurge, plumber, painter, etc., and Wants Farm
Mr Joseph Stubbins
Mr Samuel Thimbleby and Misses Thimbleby
Thomas Thompson, relieving officer and registrar
Miss Elizabeth Thurgood
Thomas Vanstone, revenue officer
William Waterhouse, wine, spirit, ale, and porter merchant
John White, coal merchant and carrier
Inns and Taverns.
Bell, Frederick Tanner
Bull Hotel, William James Legg, brewer
Cock, Francis Starkey, and brewer-
Crown, Joseph Olley, cattle dealer
King's Head, James Barlow, brewer
Lion Inn (Commercial and Posting), Charles Smith, wine and spirit merchant
White Horse, Thomas Holt
William Clark, M.A. and Ph. Dr.
Charles Mott, jun., and Wife
William Hucks Webster
Boot and Shoemakers.
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