The Village, Chigwell, 1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Chigwell >> White's Directory 1848
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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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Those marked 1 are at Grange Hill, and the rest at Chigwell Village, or where specified.
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Thomas Abbott, Esq., Great West Hatch
Thomas Addison, gentleman
Francis Bayley, Esq., Hainhault Hall
Robert Boodle, Esq., Woolston Hall
Mrs. Elizabeth Bridger, Chigwell Lodge
Mrs. Martha Bridger, Belmont House
Rev. William Burford D.D., Grammar School
1 Thomas Burling, gentleman
Edward Charrington, Esq., brewer, etc., Manor House
Henry Chippefield, carrier
Robert Davison, assistant overseer
David Dawkins, tailor and postmaster
Mrs Sarah Drake
George Geddes, merchant
Rev. G.F. Goddard B.A., vicar
Misses Mary Greenlow and Janet Greenlow
John Howe, shoemaker
William Hunt, plumber, painter, etc.
1 James Hunter, gardener
Jacob Hunter, shoemaker
John Jeffries, violin bridge maker
William Whitaker Maitland, Esq., Grange Court
Christopher John Mills, Esq., Little West Hatch
Paul Moore, tallow chandler
Rev. T.B.G. Moore, curate
James Moss, wheelwright
Samuel Noble, parish clerk and smith
James Oliver, Esq.
John Palmer, saddler, etc.
Henry Philby, gentleman
Joseph Prothero, nurseryman, etc.
Thomas Pythian, gentleman, Walnut-tree House
William Richardson, police inspector
Major-General Sir John Rolt, K.C., Rolls Park
George Robert Rowe, Esq., M.D.
Edward Saggers, gardener
Jonathan Savill, architect and builder
Joseph Savill, builder
William Scrimgeor, bank manager
Francis Shepherd, bricklayer
John Stace, gardener
John Webb, gentleman
John Wilton, carrier
Thomas Wright, corn dealer
Inns and Taverns.
1 Levi Grout, Bald Hind
George Basham, King's Head
Daniel Knowles, Three Jolly Wheelers
Misses Lake and Howell
Mary Ann Disborough
1 John Wright
John Thomas Smith
John Sim Smith
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