History of Danbury

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History of Danbury >> 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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Those marked 2, are at Eves Corner; 3, at Runsell; and * are land owners.

* Bishop of Rochester, the Right Rev. George Murray, D.D., Danbury Palace.
Daniel Baker, salesman
* Mr. John Blatch
Mr James Crow
*Rev. Brook Henry Bridges M.A., rector
2 Rev. Thomas Pim B Bridges, curate
Mrs Sarah Bygrave
Warren Caborn, bishop's secretary
Elijah Chipperfield, wheelwright
*Samuel Cooper jun., victualler, Griffin
Joseph Crow, gardener
James Ellis, victualler, Bell Inn
Miss Harriet Hales, Wood Hill
* Mr. William Hilton, Eves Corner
3 William Joyce, victualler, Saracen's Head
Samuel Joslin, plumber, painter, etc.
Rev. Thomas Morell, (Indpt.) boarding school
* John Robert Spencer Phillips, Esq., Riffhams
Thomas Pullen, tailor
John Simmons, corn factor
2 Simon Snow, corn miller, etc.
Anthony Wilson, bricklayer
National Schools, J. Marshall, Mary Mason, and M. A. Vialou

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Farmers (* Owners).
* Isaac Ager, Horn Row
Isaac Belcher, St. Clere
George Carter, Gay-Bowers
* John Chapman, Slough House
John Cooper, Horn Row
* Samuel Cooper, sen., Commons
James Dyke, Tyndall's
2* William Ellis
2* William Hipsley
2* Jeremiah Mason, (and cattle dealer)
Edward Middleditch, Blue House
William Pertwee, Brettons
3 Samuel Ratcliff James Trussell
Edward Salmon and George Salmon, Jacklets
William Simmons, Rumballs
3* John Simpson
John Trussell

2 William Hollingsworth
John Jaggs, brewer
3 Samual Wiggins

George Harris
2 Henry Harris
William Lewin, Bicknacre

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Thomas Dennis
2* William Hipsley
Edward Simmons

Edward Bright
3 E. Bright jun.
John Stevens

Robert Barwell
2 John Brett
Richard Pickman
Philip Sayer

Henry Bailey, baker
Sarah Barker
James Clark
Isaac Flory, and saddler
2W W. Hollingsworth
William Joyce, baker

George D'Aranda
John Thorpe jun.

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