History of Cressing

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History of Cressing >> 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. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:


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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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Anthony Ayton, carpenter
James Cook, wheelwright
Samuel Davey, victualler, Three Ashes
Ephraim Fairhead, cattle dealer

Stephen Cheek
John Totham
Willia Willers (and blacksmith)

Corn Millers.
William Brown
James Catchpole, Bulford

Samuel Blyth, Temple
William Brown
George Cousins
Samuel Cousins
John Woodward Ely
James Fairhead
William Fairhead
Alexander Higginson
John Humphreys
John Laver, Ashes
Thomas Raven
William Raven
John Sadler
Jacob Tunbridge

Eliza Barnard
Mary Smith

Thomas Challis
James Kerlogue

Mary Brown
Lucy Kerlogue
Robert Sadler, baker
John Totham

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

Cressing - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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