History of Colchester

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History of Colchester >> 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 Colchester, Berechurch, Greenstead, Lexden and Myland (Mile End) as one entry.

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Miscellany of Clergy, Gentry, Partners in Firms, and others, not arranged in the succeeding Classification of Trades and Professions.

William Adams
Henry Aggis, carver and guilder
Joseph Allcock, contractor
William Almond, porter
Robert Andrews, artist
Miss Ellen Applebee
James Underwood Argent, comptroller of customs
Henry Aylett, town sergeant
Thomas Bacon, postman
Thomas Baker, Esq.
John Struck Barnes, solicitor and clerk of the peace
William Barnes, gentleman
Mrs. Elizabeth Barnett
Mrs. Elizabeth Bawtree
George Bawtree, borough treasurer
John Bawtree, sen. esq., banker; h. Abberton
John Bawtree, jun. Esq., banker
Octavius Bawtree, Esq
Rev. Philip Bayles, M.A., rector of St. Mary's at the Walls
Mrs. W. Beaumont
Robert Hall Bedwell, traveller
Joseph Bennell, carrier
Samuel Bennell, carrier
James Biggs, ranger to Earl de Grey
Isaac Martin Bland, gentleman
William Henry Bland, register
John Blatch, clerk
Thomas Blyth, apparitor
George Boyne, agricultural machine maker
James Braddock, working jeweller
Lieutenant William Hollingshead Brady
Francis Bridge, gentleman
Mr. George Brill
William Fisher Brill, secretary to Savings' Bank
Major George Brock
Rev. Samuel Brocklehurst, Baptist
John Brown, superintendent of county police
Stephen Brown, silk throwster
Mrs. Sarah Brown
Matthew Brown, organ builder
Marshall Bruce, carrier
Rev. Elijah Searle Bull, M.A.
Rev. James Cameron, Independent
Rev. Samuel Carr, vicar of St. Peter's
Thomas Catchpool, sen., gentleman
John Chaplin, oil miller
William Chaplin, mail driver
Charles Chapman, trunk maker
John Chignell, accomptant
George Chisholm, clerk
Edward Church, solicitor
John Henry Church, solicitor
Miss Ann Matilda Clay
Charles Clay, porter
Miss Emma Clay
Stephen Clubb, flock manufacturer
Robert Cobb, clerk of St. Mary Magdalen's
Edward Collier, excise
Rev. James Cooke, Wesleyan
Joseph Cooke, gentleman
Samuel Green Cooke, Esq.
Rev. R. Corfield, M.A., curate
Maria Corsellis
John Coveney, wire worker
Mrs. Elizabeth Croughton
James Culpeck, fellmonger
Rev. Francis Curtis, M.A., rector of St. Leonards

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Rev. Thomas Davids, Independent
William Davies, railway clerk
John Day, cabinet maker
Mrs. Deakin, gentlewoman
Henry Griffin Deane, solicitor
Mrs. Mary Deane
William Death, hay dealer
Stephen Sibley Dennis, gentleman
Rev. John Dewhirst, M.A. incumbent of Berechurch; h. Layer de la Haye
Rev. John Dolby, M.A., incumbent of All Saints' District
Thomas Drawbridge, gentleman
Rev. John Dunningham, M.A., master of Grammar School Joseph Carter Eisdell, currier
Mr. Richman Ellis, sen.
William Elson, mill manager
John Enfield, insurance agent George Henry Errington, banker
David Fairhead, gentleman
Francis Fenton, cabinet maker
Joseph Fincham, agent
William Fincham, paper ruler and clerk of All Saints
John Firman, timber agent
Benjamin Firman, police inspector
Ebenezer Forster
William Fox, registrar and relieving officer
Thomas Frankish, Esq., collector of excise
Arthur French
James Fyson, gentleman
James Garland, post office clerk
Mr John Garrard
Rev. George Garton, B.A., curate of St. Peter's
Mrs. Sarah Gibson
John Walter Gibson
Alexander Keable Glover
artist Henry Sidney Goody, solicitor and registrar of marriages
Thomas Gorton, spirit merchant
John Green, carrier
John William Green, Esq., banker
Jeremiah Haddock, banker
John Hallows
James Halls, gentleman
Mr. John Hardiman
Mrs. Elizabeth Harwood
Christopher Harvey, governor
Matthew Harvey, gentleman
Mrs. Catherine Hast
John Hatch, schoolmaster
John Hawes, gentleman
W.W. Hawkins and C.H. Hawkins, timeber, slate, etc., merchants
Charles Henry Hawkins
William Warwick Hawkins; h, Alresford
Henry Hammond Hayward, architect
Henry Winnock Hayward, architect
John Thomas Hedge, Esq.

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