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 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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John Boatman, smith and victualler, Ship
Joseph Bunting, corn miller, etc.
Isaac Foster, bricklayer
Sophia Francis, schoolmistress
Rev. Ambrose William Hall, M.A., rector
Joseph Housden and Mrs, National School
Allen Kitteridge, wheelwright
Douglas Lane, Esq., Debden Hall
John Newling, victualler, White Hart
Thomas Perrin, bricklayer
Mr John Randall
Mrs Hawley
John Thomason, carpenter and parish clerk

William Andrew
Joseph Barltrop
John Barnard
Henry Bass
William Bass
John Boatman
Philip Clarke
William Clarke
John Edwick
Peter Gilder
James Holland
John Holland
Joseph Holland
Richard Perry
Robert Perry
Thomas Pool
George Smith
Samuel Smith
Samuel Smith, jun.
Joseph Starling
Robert Stubbing
Peter Thomason
Benjamin Thurgood
Joseph Thurgood
Robert Tofts, Hall Farm
Elizabeth Willett

Ann Barltrop
Josa Kitteridge
James Tant
Boot and Shoemakers.
Charles Johns
Charles Lindsell
George Simpson

Luke Holgate
Mary Lacey
Margaret Marten
William Moull
Thomas Tant

Thomas Bright
James Monk
Stephen Monk

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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