History of Cressing

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History of Cressing >>White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.

If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1863 directory is the 1861 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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John Ayton, builder and carpenter
Thorogood Baines, victualler, Three Ashes
Elizabeth Cheek, beerhouse
James Cook, wheelwright
Ephraim Fairhead, cattle dealer
Samuel Frost, corn miller, etc.
William Horsnaill and Henry Catchpool, corn millers, Bulford Mill
Henry Johnson, bricklayer and shopkeeper
James Kerlogue, shoemaker and parish clerk
Charles Purkiss, carpenter
William Russell, carpenter
Mary Smith and Elizabeth Barnard, schools
James Totham, shoemaker
Elizabeth Willers, blacksmith and beerhouse
George Willis, shopkeeper

John Ayton
Edmund Brown, Long Green
George Cousins, and cattle dealer
Thomas Cousins and George Cousins, jun., Lodge
Samuel Frost
John Humphrey, Sheepcote
Joseph Hutley
James Robert Josoclyne, Skills
Joseph Laver, Ashes
Joseph Rayner
Edward Sach, Jeffreys
John Sadler
Thomas Shoobridge, Temple
William Henry Smith
Charles John Stebbing, Holders
William Theobald
Jacob Tunbridge
John Wright

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

Cressing - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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