History of Farnham

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History of Farnham >> 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. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:


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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.

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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John Brown, shoemaker, Post Office
Rev. William John Copeland, B.A., rector and rural dean
Robert Gosling, Esq., Hassobury
James Living, carpenter
Charles Milton shopkeeper, Level's Green
Rachael Rebecca Rose, school
Richard Savill, parish clerk
George Sibley, blacksmith and victualler, Globe

William Bentall, Haze-End
Harriet Burls
Mary Burls
James Cakebread
Richard Cakebread
Alfred James Mansfield
John Tofts
John Williamson

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

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