High Street, Dedham, 1965Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Dedham >> White's Directory 1848
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1848 directory is the 1851 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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Old Flemish House, DedhamLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
John Ames, tinner and brazier
John Ames, gentleman
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
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
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
Abraham Watson (and brewer)
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William Parsons (and maltster)
J. Smith, Lodge
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