Dedham, 1965Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Dedham >> White's Directory 1863
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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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Rev. Thomas Auden, M.A., curate of Langham and assistant master, Grammar School
Robert Austin and Son, wine and spirit merchants
Robert Austin, senior, h Dedham Hall
John Ayles, gent., Princes Green
Hatfield James Back, Esq., Hill House
Thomas John Barstow, solicitor
Mrs. Harriet Blomfield
Charles Booth, agent to the Suffolk Alliance Insurance Co.
Mr James Branford
John Canham, toll collector
Rowland Townsend Cobbold, Esq., Dedham Lodge
Reuben Collins, estate agent
Miss Martha Davey and Francis Davey, Esq.
John Nicoll Dixon, gentleman
William Downes, Esq., land agent, Stoneylands
Mrs. Mary Ann Elton
Thomas L' Estrange Ewen, Esq., Rookery
Rev. Charles Eyres,, M.A., Upper Park
Charles Fitch, assistant overseer, etc. Post Office
John Folkard, carrier to Colchester
Mrs. Mary Freeman
Joseph Francis Gage, gardener
Captain Charles Green, R.N.
Frederick Griffiths, furniture broker
John Barrett Gurdon, Esq., Albany House
Ebenezer Hitchcock, cooper and parish clerk
Mr Isaac Jackson
Captain William Travers Forbes Jackson, R.N., Dedham Grove
Garrad Jacob, watchmaker, etc.
Henry Maine Jenkins, druggist, dentist, and insurance agent
William Lee, coach builder and smith
Capt. Anselm Peter La Neve, R.N.
John Lenny, nurseryman
Rev. Gerald Thomson Lermit, M.A., head master of Grammar School
Joseph Mason and Philip Mason, corn millers and merchants, Dedham and Sudbury Mills
Edwin Mens, music professor
Charles Paget Mingaye, surgeon
William Mules, Esq. Grove Hill
Mrs. Mary Mumford
Rev. George Murray, M.A., vicar
Francis Murrell, policeman
William Jeffries Page, baker, confectioner, and van owner
William Henry Penrose Esq. Lower Park
Mr Corder Platten
Robert Ray, furniture broker
Robert Ray, jun., ironmonger, hairdresser, stationer, etc.
Rev. William Frederick Rawdon M. A, curate of Ardleigh, etc.,
William Rolph Richards, gent, Birchwood
John Rivers, miller's foreman
James Mc Kenzie Roberts, architect, etc.
James Medows Rodwell, land agent, Westgate House
Mrs. Hannah Saunders, druggist
Nathaniel Saunders, builder, etc.
Charles Peter Sparling, seed grower, etc.
Rev. George Taylor, D.C.L., lecturer and rector
Rev. John True ( Independent)
Samuel Whislay, tinner and ironmonger
Inns and Taverns.
Anchor, Robert Smith
Compasses, John Hicks Symonds
Gun, Samuel Askew
Lamb, Samuel Osbome
Marlborough Head, Mary White
Rose and Crown, Arthur George Saunders
Sun Inn, Henry Edgar
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Thomas Cole (day school)
Miss Jane Death (boarding)
English Free School, William Wardell Johnson
Free Grammar School, Rev. Gerald T. Lermit, M.A. head master, Rev. Thomas Auden, M.A., Rev. William F. Rawdon, M.A., assistant masters, and James C. Clough, English master
National, Kezia M. Jordan
Infant, Mary Burrell
Joseph Double sen,
William Jeffries Page, and registrar
Benjamin Watson, and insurance agent
William Snell, brewer
Watson Abraham, brewer
Samuel Saunders Osborne
Boot and Shoemakers.
J. Windell, jnr.
Hugh Charles Howell
William Bird, (pork)
Joseph Double, jun. pork
(*are Cattle Dealers.)
* William Blyth
William Herbert Dunnett
* John Fenner
William Freeborn and Horace Freeborn, Jupes
C. Mason, Pound
Philip Mason, Hall
* John Osborne
* William Page
William Parsons, and maltster
Nathaniel Saunders, Hallfield House
Mrs. E Rapley .
Plumbers, Glaziers and Painters.
Sarah Booth, and tallow chandler
William Scott, and draper and worsted manufacturer
William Lee, and coach builder
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