History of Finchingfield

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History of Finchingfield >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.

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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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Alfred Thomas Baker, land surveyor, etc.
John Ruggles Bris, Esq., Spains Hall
Harry Dodd, painter, plumber, and glazer
Mrs Susan Dodd
Hannah Garnham
Samuel Duce, police officer
Joseph French, hair dresser
Mrs J.J. Hardy, ladies boarding school, Hill House
Arthur Hills, sexton
Edmund Mascall, foot postman
Thomas Messent, gentleman
Joseph Mumford, machine owner
William Boyes Owen, surgeon
Rev. Thomas B Sainsbury, (Indept)
Mrs Susanna Smith, Brook Hall
Mrs Ann Stock, gentlewoman
Rev. John Stock M.A., vicarage
Rev. John Russell Stock, M.A., incumbent of Cornish Hall End
John Suckling and William Suckling, saddlers
Thomas Warters, tailor and draper

Farmers (* are Owners)
William Stock Arnold, Cornish Hall
* Henry Beddall , Daw Street
John Beddall, Brent Hall
* John Beddall, Spains Hall Farm
Thomas Beddall jun., Justices
Thomas Beddall, Charles Beddall, Dairy Farm
* John Burton, Cross Farm
Mary Choat, Winsey Farm
Mrs Frances Cornell, Broyds Farm
William Death, Park Farm
William Drew, Tinkers Green
* John Giblin, Ashwell Hall
Thomas Giblin, Witleys
John Joseph Hardy, Hill House
John Hart, Yeldhams
Samuel Myhill, Boarded Barns
* James Pettit, Garland's
Joseph Ruse, Waltham's Cross
Ezekiel Smith, Coleman's
Abraham Totman, Howe Hall
* Thomas Whitehead, Belcumber Hall
Charles Wedd Willsher, Petches
Thomas Yeldham, Loppins

Inns and Taverns.
Green Man, Mary Webb
Horse and Groom, Joseph Cowell
Red Lion, Alfred Thomas Baker
Three Tuns, Thomas Darby (and cooper)

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Frederick Allen
Thomas Stammers

Isaac Cutts
Thomas Smith
Isaac Turner

James Bowtle
Henry Martin
John Wright

Cornelius Hardy
Charles Turner
William Turner
Thomas Turner

Martin Gatward
William Gatward

Carpenters, etc.
John Martin
William Martin, (and parish clerk)

Corn Millers.
John Jackson, Monks Mill
Joseph Gatward
Edward Letch

Grocers and Drapers.
Joseph Linsell
Thomas Prentice
John Wolton and George Wolton (and agents to Essex Econc. Ins. Co.)

Maria Dodd
Emma Smith
Sarah Wakelin

Pork Butchers.
John Turner
Samuel Turner

William Nye (free)
Westcote Miss

Cornelius French
Charles Gilby
John Hitching
George Martin
Joseph Thorne
John Turner

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James Bowtle
Thomas Martin
Thomas Mumford
Thomas Stock

Straw Hat Mamufacturers.
Elizabeth Hawkes
Matilda Turner
Mary White

Straw Plat Manufacturers.
Joseph Linsell
Josiah Simms

John Barker
William Doe

Carriers - To Braintree, Mon. Wed.and Fri.; and Saffron Walden, Sat.
John Mills
William White
To London and Dunmow
John Reynolds, Friday
George Yeulet, Mon, Wed, and Friday

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

Finchingfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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