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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Rev. Joseph Herrick, Independent
Rev. Charles Hewitt, M.A., rector of Greenstead
Richard Harding Holdich, gentleman
Rev. James John Holroyd, M.A., rector of Abberton
Daniel Holt, clerk
John Hood, telegraph officer
William Hooper, master of Union Workhouse
William Howard, solicitor and clerk to County Magistrates
Rev. Samuel Hubbard, Independent
James Inglis, solicitor
Robert James, sweep
Edward Jenkin, searcher, ect., in customs
Robert Johnson, crier
Capt. Jesse Jones, adjutant of Essex Militia
Thomas Joslin, lessee of Gas Works
Rev. John Peter Kaye, Catholic
Frederick Keeling, Esq.
Frederick Page Keeling, solicitor
Abraham Kent, police superintendent
John Kent, oil and glass dealer
William Salter Keymer, gentleman
Mrs. Sarah King
Christmas Ladell, clerk
Thomas Porter Lake, gentleman
Mrs. Lucy Lancaster
Rev. Robert Langford, Baptist
William Laughlan, clerk
John Lay, secretary to General Hospital
John Sargent Lay, surveyor of taxes
Mrs. Ann Lewis
Christopher Lewis, professor of languages
George Lewis, town surveyor
Thomas Lilley, sergeant-major, East Essex Militia
Mrs. McIntosh, matron
John Griffin Maltby, shopman
George Mann, lighterman
James Marsden, gentleman
Alexander Champion Marsden
William Matson, governor House of Correction
Henry Charles Mason, solicitor's clerk
John May, clark
Thomas May, gentleman
Capt. Thomas Maybee
Rev. George Medley, B.A., rector of St. Nicholas'
John Merrells, printer

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Alfred Michelin, coach builder
Mrs. Mary Mills
Rev. John Woodroffe Morgan, M.A., rector of St. Giles'
John Moy, silk throwster
John Murnane, station master
Richard Murphy, town missny.
Rev. William Murray, M.A., rector of St . Martin's
James Nash, gentleman
Samuel Neaverd, gamekeeper
William Neck, county court bailiff
William Nevill, clerk of St. Giles'
Charrington Nicholl, brewer, etc.
Arthur Norman, market clerk
Mrs. Harriet Nunn
George Nunn, poor rate collector
William Oakes, manager of water works
John Posford Osborne, brewer and spirit merchant; h. Ardleigh
Taylor Osborne, corn dealer
Rev. Lewis Welsh Owen, M.A., rector of Trinity Parish and Mark's Tey
Rev. John Oxlee, M.A., curate of St. Mary Magdalen
William Padell, clerk
John Page
Rev. John Papillon, M.A., rector of Lexden
James Parkes, grocer
Henry Pattison, clerk in customs
William Paxman, parcel clerk
William Payne, coach builder
Frederick Philbrick, solicitor
Henry John Philbrick, solicitor
William Phillips
Capt. Thomas Pinto, R.N.
Robert Porter, clerk
William Prentice, telegraph office
Charles Pretty, deputy registrar
John Pulford, supervisor
John Pye, postman
Thomas Ralling, reporter
George Ratcliffe, railway clerk
James Rawlings, gamekeeper
Mrs. Ann Read
George Rickwood, cabinet maker
Rev. Horace Roberts, M.A., incumbent of St. Botolph's
John Robinson, gentleman
Mr. John Rolfe
Walter Garrard Roofe, horse dealer
Charles Gray Round, Esq., recorder and county treasurer
George Round, Esq., banker
John Round, Esq., high steward
Mrs. Susanna Rouse
Thomas Rouse, inspector of weights and measures
Mr. James Roy
Mr. Cyprian Thomas Rust
John Sage, private tutor
Philip Moseley Sainty, ship builder
Mrs. Anne Saunders
George Sansom, rate collector
Joseph Savill, solicitor
Robert Maitland Savill, Esq.
Abraham Scott, carter
James Scott, engineer
William Scott, gentleman
Mr. John Seabrook
Rev. Meshach Seaman, D.D., rector of St. James'
Joseph Shewell, gentleman
Sir George Henry Smyth, Bart., M.P.
Francis Smythies, solicitor
Rev. John Robert Smythies, M.A., incumbent of St. Mary Magdelen
William Sparling, solicitor and town clerk
Saunders Sparrow, reporter
Mr. Harry Springett
John Spurgeon, ship owner
Mrs. Sarah Stammers
Mr. Samuel Gater Stearn
Thomas Stradling, hawker
Rev. Philip Strong, M.A., rector of St. Michael's

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James Ashwell Tabor, gentleman
Robert Wayland Tabrum, grocer
Mr. John Taylor, snr.
Samuel Taylor, parish clerk
Thomas Taylor, Esq.
Mr. John Hudson Theobald
Miss Charity Thorby
Frederick Thurston, postman
James Tillett, gentleman
Rev. Vicessimus Torriano, rector of East Donyland
William Traylor, schoolmaster
James Trevenen, Esq., collector of taxes
Rev. William Tucker, M.A., rector of All Saints
John Turner, clerk of St. Mary's
Sayers Turner, solicitor
Thomas Turner, bird, etc., preserver
Thomas Joseph Turner, Esq.
Edward Tydeman, clerk
Bernard Underwood, gentleman
Joseph Verlander, postmaster
Henry Vie, inspector of taxes
John Vine, artist
Henry Vint, Esq.
John Waldron, gentleman
James Waller, gentleman
Stephen Walsh, excise officer
James Watts, sen., high constable
Mrs. Elizabeth Webb, gentlewoman
Rev. David Wells, curate
Mr. Matthew White
George Whitten, clerk
Joseph Williams, clerk
Mrs Elizabeth Willows
Miss Lucy Whithers
Samuel Wittey, solicitor and clerk to Borough Magistrates
Rev. William Wright, M.A. curate of Greenstead
Capt. John Wright, R.N.
John Wrinch, gentleman
Alfred Youngman

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