History of Elmstead

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History of Elmstead >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.

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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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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

Beer Houses.
David Carter
Thomas Clampton

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James Carter
William Hammond

Joseph Lake
James Porter

Benjamin Baker
Henry Bigsby, Hall
William Clark
William Dennis
William Francis
John Edward Gosling
Edward Harvey
William Francis Johnson , cattle dealer
William Lillie
Thomas Mason
James Porter jun.
Jeffrey Ruffle
Jeffrey Ruffle
Jeffrey Scott
Samuel Simons
Alfred Stannard, Lodge
Thomas Ward
John Wright

Thomas Baker
William Burgess
Samuel Chisnall

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Elmstead - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Elmstead - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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