Haverhill Road, Finchingfield, c.1960Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Finchingfield >> White's Directory 1863
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:
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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Lieut-Colonel Samuel Brise Ruggles Brise, Spains Hall
Rev. Jeremiah Wolsey Carver, B.A., incumbent of St. John's
William Coates, tailor and parish clerk
Uriah Darby, cooper, etc.
Henry Dodd, plumber, painter, etc.
Joseph French, hairdresser
Arthur Hills and William Pitch, sextons
Joseph Linsell and Son, straw plat manufacturers
Rev. George Mansfield, M.A., vicar
Edmund Mascall, postman
Edward Richard, surgeon
Rev. Thomas Byerley Sainsbury, B.A., Independent
Josiah Simms, straw plat dealer
Edward Turner, poulterer
William Warters, tailor
Mary White, straw hat maker
Inns and Taverns.
Green Man, William Webb
2 Horse and Groom, Joseph Cowell
Red Lion, Maria Sargeant
Three Tuns, Rohert Marsh
Farmers (* are owners.)
William Stock Arnold, Cornish Hall
Charles Beddall, Dairy Farm
Mrs J. Beddall Brent Hall
* Henry Beddall, Daw street
Samuel Baddall, Whitehead Hill
Mrs M. Beddall, Garlands
Thomas Beddall, jnr., Justices
William Byford, Gross Farm
William Crick, Rivet's Farm
John Dare, Loppins
John Cook Penton, Elms
* John Giblin, Ashwell Hall
John Legerton Stock
Joseph Metson, Tinker's Green
Samuel Myhill, Boarded Barn
Luke Mortlock, Great Winsey
Mrs J Ruse, Waltham's Cross
* Ezekiel Smith, Coleman's
Haddon Spurgeon, White House
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William Staning, Park Farm
Charlotte Thurban, Shore Hall
William Toft, Broyde Farm
Mrs Mary Totman, Howe Hall
Samuel Unwin, Belcumber Hall
Joseph Clarke Unwin, Cockfield
Beniah Warren, Whitley
Charles Wedd Willsher, Petches
John Freeborne and Samuel Freeborne
* Samuel Turner
* Simon Turner
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Daniel Hitching and Joseph Hitching
John Jackson, Monk's Mill
Charles Wedd Willsher
Grocers and Drapers.
George Darby Linsell, and insurance agent
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