George Hotel, Earls Colne, 1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Earls Colne >> White's Directory 1848
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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 Boggis, B.A., curate of White Colne
Henry Holgate Carwardine, Esq., Priory
Frederick Harding Cawston, plumbing, painter, glazier
Thomas Thorpe Clark, hair dresser, etc.
William Culph, victualler, White Lion
Rev. John Clarryvince M.A., master of Grammar School
Richard Latimer Dell, corn miller, Ford and Chaulkney Mills
William Eve, gentleman
Zacharia Farrants, druggist, stationer, grocer, draper.
Mary Bloomfield Fitch, dressmaker
Samuel Foreman, gentleman
William Gardener, maltster
Mrs. Mary Gee, gentlewoman, Colne Place
Thomas Hall, baker
Rev. William Edward Hume B.A., incumbent of White Colne
Robert Hunt, iron founder, machine maker, and wheelwright
James Kerlogue, victualler, George
William Dixon King, victualler, White Hart
Robert Kirk, policeman
Thomas Mann, cooper
Joseph May, blacksmith
William Pilgrim, coal dealer
Thomas Parlett Platten M.A., curate
Robert Pudney, secretary to the Book Society
John Rogers, usher, Grammar School
Zachariah Rogers, bricklayer and maker
Alfred Smith, gentleman
Daniel Smith, auctioneer, furniture maker, broker, leathers seller
Phoebe Smith, plumber, painter, etc.
William Smith, saddler
John Polley Taylor, surgeon
Cornelius Joseph Thorne, spirit merchant
Miss Turner, schoolmistress
Jane Tyler, schoolmistress
Rev. Robert Watkinson B.D., vicar and rural dean
Miss Watson, ladies school
Thomas Wing, tallow chandler
William Woodward, maltster
Francis Wright, bricklayer
Samuel Sadd, (and baker)
William Lay Smith
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John Hills, Green
Jonathan Hutley (and Rivehall)
John Lay (and Great Tey)
William Matthews, Clay Pits
Robert James Pudney
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Earls Colne - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Earls Colne - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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