History of Goldhanger

St. Peter's Church - exterior
St. Peter's Church, Goldhanger
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History of Goldhanger >> 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.

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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Fish Street, Goldhanger, c.1915
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Jacob Belsham, miller and maltster
Mr. A. I. Belsham
Mr. Cheyney
John Cooper, victualler, Chequers
Rev. William Jay B.A., curate
Rev. Charles Brian Leigh M.A., rector
Edward Quy, rake maker
Joseph Raylin, decoyman
Shadrach Smith, bricklayer
George Stowell, butcher
Samuel Thorne, saddler

John Boys (and Little Totham)
John Wilkin Carter (and Little Totham)
William Fairhead (and Little Totham)
Thomas Francis, Follifaunts
Robert Francis (and Tolleshunt Darcy)
Isaac Foster (and Great Totham)
Stephen Gurton
William Wade

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

Goldhanger - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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