History of East Donyland (includes Rowhedge)
River Colne, Rowhedge.
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History of East Donyland >> White's Directory 1863
White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1863 directory is the 1861 census.
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.
My ancestor lived here at this time, but why aren't they listed here? Answer: Not everyone appeared in a trade directory. Please read our Trade Directories article.
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East Donyland and Rowhedge
Edward Adams, grocer and draper
Zachariah Birch, blacksmith
Major Brettingham, farmer, Lodge
Benjamin Brown, parish clerk and oyster dredger
William Bruce, farmer, East Donyland Hall
Thomas Bruce, butcher
William Church, bricklayer and coir
C H E C K
John Crickmore, farmer
John Crickmore, jun. carpenter
Daniell and Cooper, brewers and maltsters
Thomas Shepherd Daniell, brewer
Edward Fitch, farmer
John Goodrum, carpenter
Peter Harris, shipwright
William Rawdon Havens, Esq.
John Kemp, farmer, Donyland Place
Thomas Lay, boot and shoemaker
George Levett, ferryman
Robert Pitt, bricklayer, etc.
Robert Porter, clerk
Philip Mosley Sainty, and Son, ship, etc., builders, Bonacord Shipyard
Mr Shadrach Seaman, Heath
Carleton Smythies, Esq., Roman Hill
Thomas Squire, brewer
Rev. Johnson Powell Swann, curate
Charles Sycamore, marine store dealer
Sarah Turf, shopkeeper
James Wasp, wharfinger
Mrs. Elizabeth Willett
br />Inns and Taverns.
Ship, Robert Adams
Three Crowns, William Cheek, and ship, etc. builder
White Lion, George Turner, and coal merchant
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East Donyland - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
East Donyland - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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