History of Grays Thurrock (Grays)

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History of Grays Thurrock (Grays) >> 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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Joseph Andrews, plumber and glazier
Peter Blaker and James Seabrook, wharfingers and coal, corn and salt merchants
William Coker, wood turner
Alfred Cribb, bricklayer
Mr. John Curtis, jun.
James Ford, surgeon
John Daniels, blacksmith
William Harvey, schoolmaster
John Henry Downs, maltster, etc.
Rev. Henry Selby Hele M.A., Vicarage
William Harrison, plumber and glazier
William Horncastle, schoolmaster
William Jackson, tailor
Richard Meeson, merchant
John Meeson, farmer
James Osborne, bricklayer and builder
John Oxley, tailor
Ann Oxley, dressmaker
Capt. Samuel Rimington, coast guard
Thomas Seabrooke, gentleman
James Seabrooke, brewer and maltster
William Smith, corn merchant and wharfinger
John Stedman, surgeon
Thomas Bennett Sturgeon, miller and farmer
Robert Talbot, joiner and builder
William Wall, hairdresser, etc.
Thomas Warren, hairdresser
Richard Webb, Esq., Belmont Castle
Hartwell West, gentleman
John Williams, brick and tile maker
Ann Woolnough, schoolmistress

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Inns and Taverns
James Aldon, Bull
Thomas Gilbert, King's Arms
Alfred Cribb, Rising Sun
Mary Ann Jones, Sailor's Return
Daniel Kirkman, Theobald's Arms
James Staines, White Hart

Beer Houses.
Isaac Banham
James Bateman
George Fox

Samuel Boyton
Joseph Hallam
William Pake
Benjamin Sneezum

Boot and Shoe Makers.
William Coker
John Moyse
George Smith
Walter Straight

James John Cattaway
Thomas Fordham
John Hutchins
Daniel Kirkman
George Smith

Jesse Argent
Charles Barnes
Martha Blaker
Richard Cowell
William Landfield
Eliza Summers

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Richard Barratt
Peter Blaker
J.J. Cattaway
William Smith

Linen Drapers.
Jesse Argent
Thomas Hewer
Thomas Pyrke

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