History of Gestingthorpe

house and village hall - exterior
Ashley House and the village hall which once was the village school, Gestingthorpe
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History of Gestingthorpe >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.

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:


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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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Robert Blanden, butcher
John Downs, jun., smith and ironfounder
James Finch, baker
Luke Moss, church clerk
William Nice, blacksmith
Jeffrey Pannell, wheelwright
Elizabeth Rayner, earthenware manufacturer
James Rippinggale, hop merchant and beerhouse
Rev. Barrington Syer B.A., Vicarage
Mrs. Walker, gentlewoman, Over Hall
Sarah Weybrew, victualler, Compasses
Mrs. Susanna Wiglesworth

William Bear, Nether Hall
Anthony Bentall, Park Gate
Charles Hammond Branwhite, Moat
John Carter, Old House
John Downs (brick and tile maker)
Mrs. Phoebe Downs, Crouch House
Isaac King, Dalvyns
Nicholas Patmer, Park
Samuel Rayner, Rectory Farm

Harriet Hale
Susan Rippingale

Edward Bowers
William Harvey and James Harvey
Benjamin Turner

Edward Bowers
Henry Corder
Rebecca Felton
James Finch
Mary Nice

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

Gestingthorpe - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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