History of Gosfield

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St Catherine's Church, Gosfield, 1903
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History of Gosfield >> White's Directory 1848

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

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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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Benjamin Ardley, saddler and victualler, King's Head
Edward George Barnard, Esq., M.P., Gosfield Hall
John Bateman, victualler, Red Lion
David Bell, machine maker
Elizabeth Chamberlain and Susanah Chamberlain, victuallers, Green Man
Rev. W.J. Dowell, Vicarage
Peter Hawkes, bricklayer
Mary Jeggo, broom maker
George Morris, land steward
Thomas Porter, builder and carpenter
Robert Pryke, blacksmith
Mrs. Elizabeth Scratton, Cut Hedge
Basil Sparrow, Esq., Gosfield Place
William Spencer, wheelwright

George Deekes, Peterfields
Charles Inkersole, Aylwards
Thomas Bailey Jeggo, Iron Pear Tree
John Lawrence Orpen, Harmass
George Osborne, Liston Hall
Thomas Orpen Wade, Orange Hall

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King's Head, Gosfield
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John Bateman
Philip Newcomb (and beerhouse)

Steven Chamberlain
John Smith

Joseph Green
Luke Newcomb
John Pettit

John Bateman
James Chamberlain
John Ward

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Gosfield Hall
Gosfield Hall
print published 1834

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

Gosfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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