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History of Fordham >> 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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All Saints' Church, FordhamLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
William Bunter, tailor
Thomas Funnell. victualler, Shoulder of Mutton
Rev. William Harvey Herring, A.B., Rectory
Rev. John Francis James (Huntingdon minister)
Thomas Leatherdale, carpenter, etc.
John Polley, cattle dealer
John Wilby, shoemaker and parish clerk
Isaac Green, Hall
Benjamin Firmin (and sack manufacturer)
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Fordham - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Fordham - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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