History of Danbury

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History of Danbury >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - 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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* are land owners,

Bishop of Rochester, the Right Rev. Joseph Cotton Wigram, D.D.
William Ashwell, corn miller
Rev. Thomas Pym Bridges, B.A., rector
* Frederick John Cooper wine and spirit merchant
William Fisk, gentleman, Gay Bowers
Robert Flory, saddler, etc.
John Hazell, veterinary surgeon, Bichnacre
John Hearn, plumber, painter, etc.
* Mr William Hilton and Miss
Lestock Wilson Irdell, gentleman Gay Bowers
* John Robert Spencer Phillips, Esq., Riffhams
Thomas Pullen, tailor
Simon Smith, coal dealer
Rev. Gervase Thorp, curate
Daniel Thornton, parish clerk
William Wilson, bricklayer

* Isaac Agar
Mrs Argent .
George Carter, Danbury House
* John Chapman, Slough House
John Cooper
Frederick John Cooper
William Dedman
* Mrs Ellis
* Jeremiah Mason, and salesman
Daniel Mayes, Gay Bowers
Samuel Ratcliff
William Pool
John Simmons, and corn dealer
William Simmons, Rumballs
* John Simpson
William Stevens
James Trussell
Charles Wilkin
John Trussell, Gay Bowers

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Inns and Taverns.
Bell, James Ellis, builder
Cricketers, John Jaggs, brewer
Griffin, William Henry Hipsley
Saracen's Head, Joseph Wright

William Hollingsworth
William Joyce
Charles Wiggins

Mrs Harris .
George Reeve
Samuel Ward, and wheelwright

Thomas Dennis
* William Hipsley

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Alfred Barker
William Cain
James Ellis

Joseph Crow
James Wackrell
William Wenley

Frederick Diaper
Emma Forster
Miss Tovell

John Brett
George Nash
Philip Sayer

Sarah Barker
James Bunn
William Hollingsworth
William Joyce
Frederick Lee, and draper

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

Danbury - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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