History of Gestingthorpe

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History of Gestingthorpe >> 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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Mr John Downs, sen., Post Office
John Downs, jun., blacksmith, iron founder, and plough manufacturer
Miss Hadwen, schoolmistress
John Hart, brick and tile maker
Rev. Robert Hart, B.A., curate, Vicarage
William Nice, blacksmith
Jeffery Pannell, wheelwright
John Rayner, brick and tile maker
Eliza Rayner, earthenware manfr.
William Ridgwell, parish clerk
James Rippingale, beer retailer
James Smith, victualler, Compasses

William Bear, Nether Hall
Anthony Bentall, Park Gate
Charles Hammond Branwhite
John Carter, Old House
Arthur Bentall Collis, Dalwyns
Mrs Phoebe Downs, Crouch House
John Downs, sen. and jun.
William Hearn, Park
Nicholas Palmer, Park Farm
Abraham Rayner and Samuel Rayner
Samuel Rayner, Rectory Farm
James Turner, Hill Farm

Edward Bowers
Benjamin Turner

Edward Bowers
Henry Corder
Stephen Helton
Peter Finch
James Baker Finch

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

Gestingthorpe - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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