Kings Arms PH, Elmstead Market, c.1960Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Elmstead >> White's Directory 1848
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1848 directory is the 1851 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:
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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Elmstead MarketLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Charles Appleby, butcher
Joseph Bagley, harness maker
Mrs Wm Bigsby, Hall
William Biggs, registrar and schoolmaster
Thurston Brady, grocer and draper
James Brown and Robert Harvey, gentlemen
Jeremiah Emney, drill owner
Samuel Goodwin, sail maker
Benjamin Hines, sawyer
John James, thatcher
William Kingsbury, postmaster, organist and victualler, King's Arms
John Norland, vermin destroyer
Lucy Norman, victualler, Bowling Green
James Porter, bricklayer
Samuel Simons, assistant overseer
Frederick Southgate, baker
Joseph Taylor, woodman
John Wells jun., baker
Abraham Whiten, poulterer, etc.
William Whiten, parish clerk
Rev. William Wilson M.A., vicar
Henry Bigsby, Hall
John Edward Gosling
William Francis Johnson , cattle dealer
James Porter jun.
Alfred Stannard, Lodge
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