History of Colchester
Vineyard Street, Colchester, 1904
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Colchester >> White's Directory 1848
White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.
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.
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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Academies and Schools.
Marked * take boarders
Mrs. W.T. Argent
* John Hall Bares
* Rev. Samuel Brocklehurst
Emma Small and Charles Baxter, British Schools
* Mrs. Elizabeth Chaplin
Rev. John Dunningham, Free Grammar School
* Misses Heard and Jones
John Kinns and Miss Butlin, Lancastrian Schools
Miss Esther Lufkin
John Hatch, William Traylor and Miss Davies, National and Blue Coat Schools
Jane Fenning, National Schools
* William Parris
* Henry Robinson and John Robinson
Miss Mary Robinson
* Susan Jackson Rowe
Thomas Shave (infant)
Edmund White Watts
Thomas Sampson, Wesleyan School
Architects and Surveyors.
Henry Hayward and Son
George Lewis (town surveyor)
Alfred Francis Sprague
Francis Gibbs Abell (notary, union clerk, supt. registrar)
John Stuck Barnes (clerk of the peace and county courts)
Henry Hill Brown
John Henry Church and Edgar Church
William Salmon Cooper and Edward Salmon
William Wallis Francis
Arthur Louis Laing
Frederick Hasell Newell
Frederick Blomfield Philbrick
Philip Smith Sparling
Samuel Tillett (conveyancer)
Samuel Wittey (clerk to Borough Magistrates)
Auctioneers, Appraisers and Estate Agents.
William Anthony Bowler
Jospeh Cousins and Son
Robert Gipps Craske
William Kendall Dawson
John Thomas Rudlin
Henry William Taylor
North Hill, Colchester
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Bakers and Flour Dealers.
Charles William Clark
James Jeffries Coppin
Henry William Hewes
Alfred John Prior
Oliver Bedo Seaman
George Fennau Simpson
George Lester Vale
Booksellers, Stationers, etc.
John Henry Avery
Charles Frederick Fenton
John Bawtree Harvey
Underwood Benjamin Mattacks
Underwood William Mattacks
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Colchester - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Colchester - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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