History of Grays Thurrock (Grays)

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History of Grays Thurrock (Grays) >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - 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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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

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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
Benjamin Sneezum
Caroline Steel

John Broyd
James William West

Boot and Shoemakers.
J.J.E. Cobbing
George Gibbs
Thomas Olley

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William Hall, and carpenter
James Hace

William Davis
Meeson and Co.
Robert Talbot

W.H. Gladwin
Thomas Henry Ives
James Potter
Martin Spooner

Grocers, etc..
Robert Harvey
William Letch
James Hall, agent To Leeds and Yorks Insurance Co.
Charles Miller
Joseph Smithson
Caroline Steel
James Thomas Taylor
William Warner

Linen Drapers.
Jesse Argent
William Eveling
Thomas Hewer
William Warner

John Hutchins
John Oxley

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Grays Thurrock - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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