The Green, Finchingfield, c.1960Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Finchingfield >> White's Directory 1848
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1848 directory is the 1851 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:
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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Alfred Thomas Baker, land surveyor, etc.
John Ruggles Bris, Esq., Spains Hall
Harry Dodd, painter, plumber, and glazer
Mrs Susan Dodd
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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William Martin, (and parish clerk)
John Jackson, Monks Mill
Grocers and Drapers.
John Wolton and George Wolton (and agents to Essex Econc. Ins. Co.)
William Nye (free)
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Straw Hat Mamufacturers.
Straw Plat Manufacturers.
Carriers - To Braintree, Mon. Wed.and Fri.; and Saffron Walden, Sat.
To London and Dunmow
John Reynolds, Friday
George Yeulet, Mon, Wed, and Friday
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