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History of Colne Engaine >> 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.
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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John Atterton, blacksmith
William Brewer, beerhouse keeper
Francis Butcher, butcher and victualler, Five Bells
Issac Butcher, cattle dealer
James Castle, schoolmaster
Richard Latimer Dell, corn miller; house Earl's Colne
William Edwards, farrier and castrator
Thomas Firmin, blacksmith
George Fuller, shoemaker
Rev. John Greenwood D.D., Rectory
James Hart, shop and beerhouse keeper
Robert Hills, Esq., Colne Park
Jonathan Jarman, wheelwright
John Jeremiahg Mayhew, Esq., Overhall
William Patten, horse dealer
John Dixon Piper, corn miller
John Pudney, parish clerk
Joshua Pudney, carpenter and shopkeeper
William White, mill manager
Isaac Brown, Brick House
Isaac Baker Brown, Knights
James Boyer Brown, (and maltster,) Elms Hall
William Firmin, jun.
J.J. Mayhew anbd J.J. Mayhew, jun., Overhall
Jeremiah Shave, Millbrook
Thomas Francis Sewell, Grove House
James Stuck, Westwood
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