History of East Mersea
St. Edmund's Church
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History of East Mersea >> 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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Moses Clark, shoemaker
Robert Ellis, parish clerk
John Elvish, wheelwright
James Greenleaf, carrier to Colchester
Rev. Charles Frederick Hayter, B.A., rector
Benjamin Heard, shopkeeper, Dog and Pheasant
Rev. Jeremiah Rogers,(Baptist)
John Underwood, shoemaker
Miss Vincent, schoolmistress
William Vincent, coach builder, etc.
Samuel Cant, jnr.
Elijah Clark, and gardener
Jeffery Grimwood Harvey, Reeves Hall
George Matson, East Hall
William Prentice and Samuel Prentice, Fen Farm
John Ward, Rusalls
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East Mersea - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
East Mersea - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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