History of Elmdon
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History of Elmdon >> 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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Nathan Bailey, beerhouse and shopkeeper
James Baker, victualler, Kings Head
Rev. John Barr, M.D., vicar of Elmdon and rector of Wendell Lofts, Vicarage
Rev. Arthur Barr, Vicarage
John Brand, blacksmith
William Brand, grocer and draper
Robert Cowell, butcher
Rev. Joseph Coffin, rector of Strethall
William Crisp cabinet maker and shopkeeper
Mrs E. Godfrey, plumber, painter, etc.
James Greenhill, bricklayer, and Mrs N. Greenhill, National School
William Loft, boot and shoe maker
Charles Monk, baker, etc.
Jas. Rawlings, smith and wheelwright
Sarah Smoothy, victualler, Wilkes's Arms
John Walters, tailor and beerhouse
William Waters, parish clerk
James Wright, boot and shoe maker
James Hayden, jun.
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Elmdon - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Elmdon - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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