The Griffin Hotel, Danbury, 1903Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Danbury >> White's Directory 1848
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:
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
Cricketers Inn, DanburyLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
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
Edward Salmon and George Salmon, Jacklets
William Simmons, Rumballs
3* John Simpson
2 William Hollingsworth
John Jaggs, brewer
3 Samual Wiggins
2 Henry Harris
William Lewin, Bicknacre
The Griffin, DanburyLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
2* William Hipsley
3 E. Bright jun.
2 John Brett
Henry Bailey, baker
Isaac Flory, and saddler
2W W. Hollingsworth
William Joyce, baker
John Thorpe jun.
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