History of Copford

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History of Copford >> 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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John Ambrose, chief constable, and brick and tile maker
Rev. Kenneth Champaign Bayley M.A., Rectory
Hannah Bartholomew, beerhouse
Henry Bowler, baker, etc.
William Cobb, joiner and builder
John Ely, corn miller, etc.
Mrs M.R. Haynes, Copford Place
Fyske Goodeve Harrison, Esq., Copford Hall
S. and E. Ralling, shopkeepers
James Robarts, gentleman, Copford Lodge
John Saunders, postman
James Scott, brick yard manager
Robert Smith, brick and tile maker
John Tampion, blacksmith

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James Creak
Thomas Gulson
Joseph Kirkby
Robert Levett
Henry Maskell
Joseph Norfolk
Samuel Polley
Thomas Powell
James Poulton
John Ransom, Bottingham Hall
John Scott
Samuel Shynn
James Wagstaff

Thomas Hutton
Jehu King

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Copford - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Copford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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