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History of Goldhanger >> White's Directory 1863
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:
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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John Alexander, sheep dresser
Jacob Belsham and Charles Downs, millers and maltsters
James Brown, carpenter, etc.
Hiram Buckley, tinner and brazier
Martha Dunnington, schoolmistress
Matthew Gentry, gardener, ando.
William Good, victualler, Chequers
Charles Grimwood, parish clerk and maltster
Rev. Charles Brian Leigh, B.A., rector
Rev. James Brian Quarmby, B.A., curate
Edward Quy, rake maker
William Smith, bricklayer
George Stowell, butcher
Samuel Thorne, saddler; h Witham
Mrs Hepzebah Weaver, stay maker
Thomas Baxter, Jogger's Farm
John Boys, Falcon Hall
John Wilkin Carter (and Little Totham)
William Fairhead (and Little Totham
Robert Francis (and Tolleshunt D'Arcy
William Bright Wakelin, Follifaunts
James Wood, Burrow Marsh
James Cooper and wheelwright
Athur Sealey, and collector
(* are Bakers.)
Charles Alexander and beerhouse
* Caleb Chaplin
* James Coker
* E. Coker, and beerhouse
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