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History of Gosfield >> 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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James Bickmore, shopkeeper
William Broyd, brick and tile maker
Elizabeth Chamberlain, victualler Green Man
William Cook, victualler, King's Head,
George Copsey, fruiterer and carrier
Samuel Courtauld, Esq., (silk manufacturer), Gosfield Hall
Rev. Stephen Wilkinson Powell, vicar
Peter Hawkes, bricklayer
Joseph Jeggo and John Jeggo, broom maker
Joseph Newcombe, butcher
Luke Newcombe, shoemaker
Sarah Newcombe, baker and beerhonse
Charles Porter, carpenter
Mary Pryke, blacksmith
Joseph Rankin, wheelwright, etc.
William Root, shopkeeper and sexton
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Henry Ardley, Hawkwoods
William Ardley, Aylwards
George Deeks, Peterfields
Richard Edwards, Shardloes
Henry Evershed, Park Hall
John Joyce, Liston Hall
Abraham Qulter, Beechley's
Mary Rawlings, Iron Pear Tree
John Savill, (auctioneer, etc.), Orange Hall
David Smith, Harmass
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Gosfield - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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