History of Copford

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History of Copford >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - 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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J. Ambrose, brick and tile maker
Mrs. J. Ambrose
Mrs. Grimwood
Rev. John Ambrose, B.A., Copford Lodge
Moses Andrews, shoemaker and grocer
William Bacon, butcher
Henry Bowles, baker and shopkeeper
--- Butcher, wheelwright and joiner
Daniel Ely, corn miller
James Ely, baker and shopkeeper
Charles Goodwin, surgeon
Fyske Goodeve Fyske Harrison, Esq., Copford Hall
Thomas Hatch, gentleman
Miss Sidney Ralling, grocer, etc.
James Scott, brick yard manager
Robert Smith, victualler, Brick and Tile
William Stephenson, brewer
John Tampion, blacksmith
Capt. John Tyssen, R.N., Copford Place
Rev. Peter Wood, M.A., Rectory

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Charles Barritt
Daniel Cowlin
James Creek
William Firmin
Benjamin Heard
Joseph Norfolk
George Payne
Samuel Polley
Joseph Powell
William Ransom
Samuel Root
John Scott, and hurdle maker
John Smith
Thomas Wagstaff
Spring Wyncoll

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

Copford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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