Bowling Green PH, Elmstead Market, c.1960Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Elmstead >> White's Directory 1863
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. 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.
Thomas Beynon, schoolmaster
Joseph Bloom, saddler, etc.
John Bready, grocer and draper
Mr Daniel Carver
Samuel Chisnell, gardener and seedsmn.
John Crosby, victualler, King's Arms
John Emney, drill owner
Rev. Osmond Fisher, M.A. F.G.S., vicar
Samuel Goodwin, sailmaker
Alfred Hammond, wheelwright and smith
Henry Hawkins, bricklayer
Mr Onesiphorus Hawkins
Thomas Howard hurdle and broom maker
Jonathan James, thatcher
Mr Isaac Sadler Johnson
John Knowling, vermin destroyer
Charles William Peake baker and corn dealer
Samuel Pryke, wheelwright and joiner
John Rand, wheelwright
Charles Reeve, plumber, painter, etc.-
Miss Keziah Scott
Samuel Simons, schoolmaster
Miss Mary Stoodley, schoolmistress
Joseph Taylor, woodman
Miss Emily Underwood, Heath Cottage
Mr Thomas Ward
Abraham Whiten, poulterer
Samuel Whiten, parish clerk
Thomas Wilson, victualler, Bowling Green
Boot and Shoemakers
Edwin Dennis, Ballast quay
Thomas Mason Grove
Mrs N. May
William Partridge Parsons, Hall
William Paris Porter,
Alfred Stannard, Lodge
John Davie Ward, Fenn
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Elmstead - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Elmstead - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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