History of Foulness

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History of Foulness >> 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.

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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Barnabas Bailey, carpenter
John Ballinger, miller and shopkeepers
Philip Bird, butcher and currier
John Bird, hatter and shopkeeper
Clement Palmer Cater, schoolmaster
Rev. Samuel Neale Dolton, M.A., rector
Josiah Downes, fisherman
Mrs S. Flick, wheelwright and smith
Mrs Louisa Guiver, coal dealer and victualler, King's Head,
George King, baker, etc.
James Layzell, shopkeeper
William Mead, harness maker, etc.
George Smith, baker and miller
Elijah Thornton, blacksmith and shopkeeper
Mrs C. Thornton, blacksmith
James Wash, shopkeeper
William Willsmer, victualler, George and Dragon
Robert Wright, fisherman

John Allen
Charles Asplin
John Ballinger
Henry Cross
William Guiver
Charles Clay Harvey, Quay
James Maldon
John Page
Daniel Pannell
John Parsons
Philip Patmore
Jacob Pattison, East Wick
William Potton
John Rumble, New Wick
J.W. Stallibrass, Shelverd

William King
William Lay
Philip Moss

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

Foulness - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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