Station Road, Felsted, c.1960Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Felsted >> White's Directory 1863
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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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William Ellis, coach maker and wheelwright
Thomas French, plumber, painter, etc.
Mr James Fuller
Mary Ann Green, National schoolmistress
Miss Laws, British schoolmistress
Rev. John Jonas Mark (Independent)
James Parkerson, surgeon
Cheveley Frederick Phillips, insurance agent, appraiser, etc.
Thomas Ridley Dixon, brewer and miller
Miss Jane Skingle, Folly Farm
Rev. Robert Rainey Pennington Stanley, vicar
Elins Suckling, tailor
Elias Taylor, parish clerk
Felsted Grammar School.
Rev. William Stanford Grignon Head Master,, M.A.
Rev. John Harris Backhouse Second Master, M.A.
E.T. Constable, B.A.; A.W. Rowe, B.A.; and S.W.B. Bird, B.A.; 3rd, 4th, and 5th Masters.
Inns and Taverns.
Bell, Joseph Peachey
Chequers, James Skingle, weaver
Swan Inn, William Plilpot
Three Horse Shoes, Frederick Puller
(* are Owners.)
* John Abraham, Sewards, etc.
Arthur Bentall, Howletts
Emma Bentall, Whelpstones
Daniel Bentall, Old Peaches
Mrs Mary Bentall, Willow Green
James Brown, Glandfields
Fordham Brown, Grandcourts
Grandeur Brown, Drapers Farm
Charlotte Clowton, Sparlings
Joseph Edwards, Felstead Place
William Powell, Bridge House, etc.
Thomas Gladwin, Frenches Green
Henry Hobbs, Gaters Farm
Jonathan Hutley, Gatewoods
Caroline Laver, Watch House, etc.
James Laver, Woods Farm
Robert Linsdell, Cock Green
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John Mills, Fairy Hall
William Overall, Stebbing Ford
William Philpot, Moors Farm
Thomas Dixon Ridley, and miller, etc.
George Clapton Rolfe, Leighs Lodge
Thomas Clapton Rolfe, Fond Park
Henry Sewell, Princes Half Yard, Horstages and Garnetts Farms
James Skill, Felsteabury
John Smith, Pye's Bridge
William Taylor, Brook Farm
James Weaver, Gt. Greenfield, etc.
William Wright, Bannister Green
William Norris, and saddler
Boot and Shoemakers.
Alfred Allen, and draper
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