High Street, Dovercourt, 1955Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith
History of Dovercourt >> White's Directory 1863
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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.
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Beach and Lighthouse, DovercourtLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Axon James Thomas, county court bailiff
Bagshaw Robert John, Esq.
Bland James, station master
Burt John Gurney Kelly, M.D.
Chisnall Benjamin, house agent
Christmas Rev. William Henry, curate
Clarke Mr Robert
Cowman Mrs Sarah
Fegan Lieut. Charles Goodwin
Fisher Capt. Thomas, R.N.
French William, cliff estate agent
Grant Mr William
Hart Mr John
Howard Raymond, bath and bathing machine owner
Jackson Capt. J.M., inspector of coastguard
Jarrold Mrs, Dovercourt Spa
Jones Henry Esq.
Kiddell Christopher George, schoolmaster
Long Mr William
Mann John, ship owner
Nichols Rev. John (Baptist)
Pattrick John, miller, corn, and coal merchant and cement manufacturer, etc.
Pocock Charles Montagu, Esq. ,
Richmond Luke, Esq., and Miss. C. Richmond
Saxby Capt. Isaac, R.N.
Smyth Miss G.
Stephen Capt. John, R.N.
Vernon Dr. Charles Cliff House, (and Wherstead Park, Suffolk)
Ward Robert, light house inspector
Wymark Samuel, relieving office and registrar
Fronks Road, DovercourtLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Academies and Schools.
Grimsey Miss E.
Inns and Taverns.
Great White Horse, Samuel Freeman, jun.
King's Arms, William Appleby
Queen's Head Hotel, Robert Dickson
Royal Oak, Mrs Ann Hart
Trafalgar, John Ames
Victoria Hotel, Samuel Rackham
Bakers and Flour Dealers.
Boot and Shoe Makers.
Brick and Tile Makers.
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Dovercourt - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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