History of Dedham

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History of Dedham >> 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 Ames, tinner and brazier
John Ames, gentleman
Mrs. Craigh
Robert Austin, wine and spirit merchant
Whitmore Baker, veterinary surgeon
John Barker, tailor and postmaster
Thomas Barstow, solicitor and deputy coroner
William Bidwell and Henry Bidwell, surgeons
Robert Blomfield, collector
William Booth, grocer, draper, tallow chandler, and insurance agent
Reuben Collins, solicitor's clerk
Abraham Constable, gentleman
Samuel Cooper, gentleman
Miss Davy
Mrs. Curtis
Mrs. A.M. Elton
Godfrey Downing, chemist and druggist
Mr. James Double, Whitmore Place
William Downes, Esq., Hill House
Rev, Edward Chauncey, surrogate, and rector of Langham
Welbore Ellis, Esq., (and London)
T. L'Estrange Ewen, Esq., Rookery
Rev. Charles Eyres M.A., Lower Park
James Felgate, edge tool maker
Harcourt Firmin, solicitor
John Folkard, carrier
Thomas Gardener, excise officer
Frederick Griffith, furniture broker
Rev. Robert Scarlett Crignon B.A., vicar
George Gunnell, Esq.
William Ham, tailor and glover
Ebenezer Hitchcock, earthenware dealer and parish clerk
Enoch Hitchcock, cooper and shopkeeper
Henry Laundy, nurseryman, etc.
William Lee, wheeler and coach maker
Lieut. A. Peter Le Neve, R.N.
Alderman Manning, gentleman
Philip Mason, corn miller
William Mules, Esq., Grove
William Osborne, wheelwright
Corder Platten, day and boarding school
Robert Ray, ironmonger, hair dresser, stationer and insurance agent
Edward Reeve, gentleman, Rookery Cottage
Rev. Osborn Reynolds M.A., master of Grammar School
William Rolph Richards, Esq., Birch Wood
Miss A. Rumsey
Mrs. Mumford
Hannah Saunders, druggist, etc.
William Scott, grocer, draper, and worsted manufacturer
Captain O'Neil Segrave
James Tabor, gentleman
Rev. George Taylor, D.C.L., lecturer
Thomas Taylor, cattle dealer
Rev. John Trew, (Independent Minister)
Robert Whislay, tailor
Samuel Whislay, tinner
William White, tailor
Mrs. Wilkinson, gentlewoman

Inns and Taverns.
Samuel Osborne, Anchor
Michael Blundell, Compasses
William Burrows, Gun
Robert Osborne, Lamb
James Ransom, Marlborough Head
Nathaniel Saunders, Rose and Crown
James Bush, Sun Inn

Charles Fitch
John Page

John Gordon
Robert Gordon
Abraham Watson (and brewer)

Hannah Bird
Robert Pettit
Jeremiah Poppey
James Watson

William Baker
Hugh Howell

William Bacon
William Ham
Moses Lockwood

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Carpenters, etc.
John Barber
Nathaniel Saunders
Alexander White

William Bacon
William Baker
John Bloomfield
Daniel Blyth
Jacob Elton
Samuel Felgate
William Felgate
John Freeman
Nicholas Freeman
W. Goulder
William Manning
Thomas Mason
Peter Moss
William Parsons (and maltster)
J. Smith, Lodge
John Turner
John White
John Wordley

Plumbers, etc.
Nathaniel Howard
Joseph Rice

George Shoebridge
James Souter

John Gordon
Robert Gordon
Robert Halbrow
George Marratt
William Sherman

Benjamin Barber
William Booth
Jacob Cant
Enoch Hitchcock
Robert Mason
Robert Ray
William Scott
Thomas Turner
John White

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