The Beach, Grays, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Grays Thurrock (Grays) >> 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.
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Beach, GraysLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Amonia Company, ulmate of amonia manufacturers (A.T. Weld, manager)
Joseph Howard Andrews, plumber, etc.
Christopher Ash, farmer
George Baylis, revenue officer
Alfred Beale, hair dresser, etc.
John Bennett,, watchmaker, etc.
James John Cattaway, lighterman
William Coker, wood turner, etc.
Henry Collin and Robert Williams, solicitors
Thomas Coppin, greengrocer
James Harridge Ford, surgeon, and agent to Phoenix Fire Office
John Freeman, policeman
Charles French, surveyor, etc.
Thomas Gilbert saddler, ironmonger, implement dealer, agent to Sun Fire Office, etc.
William Harrison, plumber, etc.
Robert Harvey, tea dealer
George Heigho, relieving officer
Mary Ann Henderson, druggist
Helen Herbert, Catholic School
David Graham Hope, engineer, and manager of the Chalk Works
Andrew Horncastle, parish clerk
Arthur Horncastle, printer, news agent broker, and agent to Norwich Fire Office
Mary Ann Horncastle, schoolmistress
William Leonard Landfield, miller, and corn and coal merchant, Pier Lodge
William Law, corn dealer
Richard Legge . greengrocer and fishmonger
John Manstree, watchmaker, etc.
Richard Meeson and Co., lime, chalk and flint works, brick and tile manufacturer, etc., Grays Wharf
Richard Meeson, Esq; h Duvals
Rev. James Merchant (Independent)
Charles Moss, Esq., Sherfield Howe
Richard Maddock Nunn, surgeon
Mr Charles Pitt
High Street, GraysLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
George Philcox, station master
Rev. William Henry Richards, B.A., Vicarage
John Saunderson Rigge, Esq., Belmont Castle
John Morton Rigge, schoolmaster
James Seabrooke, brewer, maltster, coal and salt merchant and wharfinger
Josiah Smith, plumber, insurance agent, etc.
Alfred Sturgeon, farmer, etc., Elms
William Theobald, fishmonger
Mr Benjamin Tuplin
Mr Robert Talbot
Arthur Thomas Weld, manager of Amonia Works ; h Stifford Lodge
Henry Woodward, manager, Gas Works
Inns and Taverns.
Ball, William West
Castle, John Cracknell
King's Arms Hotel, Thomas Gilbert, wine and spirit merchant, horse letter, etc.
Railway Hotel, John Howell
Rising Sun, John Wilson
Sailor's Return, Benjamin Sneezum
Theobald's Arms, William Clark
White Hart, John Grotty
Henry George King
James William West
Boot and Shoemakers.
Church, GraysLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
William Hall, and carpenter
Meeson and Co.
Thomas Henry Ives
James Hall, agent To Leeds and Yorks Insurance Co.
James Thomas Taylor
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