History of Felsted

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History of Felsted >> White's Directory 1848

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Marked 1: Bannister Green; 2, Bartholomew's Green; 3, Causeway End; 4 Cobler's Green; 5, Cock Green; 6, Grimsall Green; 7, Hartford End; 8, Mole Hill Green; and 9, at Willow Green.

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John Bannister, church clerk
Thomas Bell, surgeon
John Clarke, corn and flour dealer
Rev. James Crocker M.A.
Thomas French, painter, plumber, glazier
George Kay, excise officer
Rev. John Mark (Independent)
James Munson, police officer
William Norris, saddler
Cheveley Phillips, grocer and draper
Elias Suckling, tailor
Rev. Thomas Surridge LL.D., head master of the Grammar School
Elias Taylor, baker, etc.
Mrs. Sarah Young

Inns and Taverns.
Joseph Peachy, Bell
James Skingle Weaver, Chequers
1 James Fuller, Three Horse Shoes

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Farmers (* are owners).
* John Abraham, Sewards
Arthur Bentall (and miller) Fairy Hall
* Daniel Bentall, Old Peaches
* Emma Bentall, Whelpstones
Jesse Bentall, Howletts
* Robert Bentall, Willow Green
John Brown, Grand Courts
William Brown, Drapers Farm
Alfred Crow, Bridge House and Thorps
* William Davey, Leigh Lodge
* Joseph Edwards
Sarah Drewett
* Thomas Gladwin, Frenches Green
* John Harrison, Watch House
John Harrison, jun., Prince's Half Yard
Charles Livermore, Pond Park
* John Newman, Gatewoods
William Overall, Stebbing Ford
* William Ridley, (and miller), Felsted Mill
Thomas Rolfe, Pye's Bridge
Henry Seabrook, Grimsall Green
* Peter Sewell, Horstages
* Henry Sewell, Garnett's
James Skill, Felstedbury
James Smith, Cock Green
* John Snow, Glandfields
* Abijah Taylor, Brook Farm
John Thompson, Sparling's Farm,
* William Wright
* Edward Wright
* James Skingle Weaver
William White, Buckle's Farm

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Beer Houses.
2 William Cornell
9 Joseph Digby
James Gray
1 Andrew Fuller
6 William Wade
7 Edward Wallis

3 James Fuller
1 James Fuller

Boot and Shoe Makers.
James Barker
2 William Cornell
William Philpot (and hairdresser)
7 Charles Swallow

Thomas Laszell
3 William Laszell

William Archer
William Brewer
John Harrison
William Thompson

James Gray
James Prance
John Young

3 Samuel Barker
1 Andrew Fuller
1 James Fuller
3 Robert Houlton
7 Hannah Moss
C.F. Phillips
Ann Player
6 William Wade

3 Sarah King
Eliza Laszell

William Ellis (and coach builder)
3 William Laszell
5 James Smith

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

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