High Street, Colchester, 1904Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Colchester >> White's Directory 1848
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. 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.
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The directory combines Colchester, Berechurch, Greenstead, Lexden and Myland (Mile End) as one entry.
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Boot and Shoe Makers.
Joseph Ebenezer Bugg
George Frederick Dennis
George Doe Dennis
James Golding, jun.
John Cooper Hawkins
James Appleby Nevill
Robert Samuel Pearman
John Thurston, jun.
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Breeches Makers and Glovers.
Thomas Mills, snr. and jnr.
Robert Cobbold and John Cobbold
Robert Bloomfield, jun.
George Carter and Son
James Clark, (pork)
Edwin Morris Cooper
James Garland, (pork)
John Nevill, (pork)
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