History of Dedham

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Dedham, 1965
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History of Dedham >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.

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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
Mrs. Creagh
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

William Bird
Joseph Double sen,
William Jeffries Page, and registrar
William Snell
Benjamin Watson, and insurance agent

Abel Death
Elizabeth Gordon
John Moor
William Snell, brewer
Watson Abraham, brewer

William Cross
Christopher Hunt
William Lee
Samuel Saunders Osborne
Robert Pettit
James Watson
Thomas Wood

Boot and Shoemakers.
James Buss
John Halbrow
George Morratt
Richard Rapley
William Sherman
Thomas Turner
James Windell
J. Windell, jnr.
Hugh Charles Howell
Nathaniel Saunders

Nathaniel Saunders

William Bird, (pork)
Joseph Double, jun. pork
William Ham
George Mayhew

Carpenters, etc.
John Barber
Hugh Howell
Nathaniel Saunders
Robert Smith
Alexander White

(*are Cattle Dealers.)
William Bacon
William Baker
George Baynes
* William Blyth
William Herbert Dunnett
William Dynes
William Felgate
Samuel Felgate
* John Fenner
William Freeborn and Horace Freeborn, Jupes
John Freeman
Charles Manning
C. Mason, Pound
Philip Mason, Hall
Peter Mosa
* John Osborne
* William Page
William Parsons, and maltster
Frederick Patten
Nathaniel Saunders, Hallfield House
Charles Sparling
John Turner

Mrs. E Rapley .
Harriet Saunders

Plumbers, Glaziers and Painters.
Nathaniel Howard
Joseph Rice

George Shoobridge
George Souter

William Barber
Sarah Booth, and tallow chandler
Thomas Bruce
Thomas Daniel
William Paddle
William Scott, and draper and worsted manufacturer
Hannah Sharp
William Wright

John Barker
David White

William Lee, and coach builder
Joseph Osborne
Alexander White

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