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History of Doddinghurst >> White's Directory 1863
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1863 directory is the 1861 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.
My ancestor lived here at this time, but why aren't they listed here? Answer: Not everyone appeared in a trade directory. Please read our Trade Directories article.
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Mary Charge, victualler, Swan
Walter Charge, smith and wheelwright
James Pitch, shoemaker and shopkeeper
Edward Goodwin, beerhouse
Frederick Kent, auctioneer and estate and insurance agent, Glover's Farm
Rev. William Manbey, M.A., rector
Misses Jane Mead and Keziah Mead
Neale Shotter, baker and grocer
William Smith grocer
Bramston Baker, Hall
Henry Lagden, Park
John Mason, and parish clerk
Alfred Miles, Swallows Cross
James Webb Stokes
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Doddinghurst - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Doddinghurst - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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