History of Debden

The Crossroads, Debden, c.1955 © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
The Crossroads, Debden, c.1955
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History of Debden >> 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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John Boatman, blacksmith,etc.
Joseph Bunting, corn miller
Sarah Dennison and Mary Tant, schoolmistresses
Sophia Francis, schoolmistress
Charles Johns, victualler, Old Ship
Allen Kitterage, wheelwright
Henry Mansfield, schoolmaster
Mr. John Randall
James Saville, victualler, White Hart
John Thomason, parish clerk
James Thomason, carpenter
Rev. Francis Vincent, Bart., Debden Hall

William Andrew
John Barnard
Henry Bass
Lydia Bass
William Bass, Wright's Farm
John Bunting, Slow Farm
William Cowell
Ann Chipperfield
Henry Holland, Weldbarnes
John Holland, Sibleys
Jonathan Mansfield, Ponds
Richard Perry, Old Amberden Hall
Robert Perry, Mole Hall
Thomas Pool, Tendrings
James Smith, Brocton's Farm
Samuel Smith, Deynes
Robert Stubbing, Leggetts
Ann Thurgood, Thistley Hall
Thomas Welch, Debden Hall Farm
John White, Brick House
William White, New House
Elizabeth Willett, New Amberden Hall

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Beer Houses.
John Bentley
James Wright

Boot and Shoe Makers.
John Brooks
George Clark
John Holgate
Charles Johns
Richard Lindsell
George Simpson

Thomas Lacey
William Marshall
Joseph Marten

James Monk
Stephen Monk
George Potts

Debden Hall
Debden Hall
print published 1834

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

Debden - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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