History of Fobbing

Fobbing, the Church c1955, Essex.  (Neg. F78001)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
Fobbing, the Church c1955
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History of Fobbing >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.

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:


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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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Walter Blakeley, farmer, Hill House
Charles Spencer Boorman, miller and baker
Mrs Elizabeth Hewlett, victualler, Pig and Whistle
W.S. Long and H.C. Long, farmers; h Corringham Hall
William Maling, farmer
Mark Palmer, parish clerk
William Payne carpenter, etc.
Thomas John Potter, grocer and draper
Henry Raison, bricklayer, etc.

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James Robinson, shoemaker,
Rev. William Stephen Thomson, Rectory
Samuel Wade, coal dealer, barge owner and victualler, White Lion
Hezekiah Wash, grocer and victualler, Ship
John Wright, carpenter
Mrs Hannah Wrigglesworth, farmer

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

Fobbing - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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