History of Finchingfield

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History of Finchingfield >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - 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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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

Isaac Cutts
Gabriel French
Isaac Turner-
William Watts

Frederick Allen
William Digby

Cornelius Hardy
Charles Turner
Samuel Turner

Henry Martin
John Wright

(* Pork.)
Frederick Bowyer
John Freeborne and Samuel Freeborne
Henry Norris
* Samuel Turner
* Simon Turner
Richard Turner

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Daniel Hitching and Joseph Hitching
John Martin

Corn Millers.
John Jackson, Monk's Mill
Andrew Letch
Charles Wedd Willsher

Grocers and Drapers.
John Hardy
George Darby Linsell, and insurance agent
Robert Marsh
Elizabeth Smith
John Wolton
John Wright

Mrs Grossman
Maria Dodd
Sarah Wakelin
Emma Yeulett

Emma Coe
George Coker
Mrs Warren

Charles Gilby
John Hitching
Henry Humphrey
George Martin
Joseph Thorne

John Barker
William Doe
Thomas Juniper

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

Finchingfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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