New May House, Great Bentley, 1895Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Great Bentley >> 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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Frederick Almond, horse breaker and victualler, Plough
James Almond, butcher and cattle dealer
William Almond, veterinary surgeon
William Auston, Esq.
Henry Banyard plumber, painter, etc.
Mr William Banyard
Mr John Sizer
William Bines, saddler, etc.
William Collins, policeman
Arthur Cowell, bricklayer
Rev. Joseph Crofts, M.A., vicar
Lieutenant James Crosgrove
Samuel Goodwin, wheelwright
Charles Kidley, cooper
Willm. Meadowcroft, surgeon, Hill House
William Osbome, drill owner
James Oxberry, victualler, Lion
Rev. William Powell (Wesleyan)
Joseph Taylor and T. Newman, thatchers
Mr John Thompson, and Mrs Thompson
Philip Webb, butcher and dealer
William Webb cattle dealer, and Mark Webb, postman
Isaac Wright, gardener, etc.
Mrs A. Almond
Thomas Jolly Charles
George Sizer, miller
Jeremiah Hayho, and sweep
The Green, Great Bentley, c.1915Low resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Mrs H. Prior
John Bateman Borrodell, Esq.
Thomas Henry Brown
William Delf, Hall
Mrs A. Robinson
Carrington Francis Sizer
G. Sizer, miller
Peter Thompson, Brook House
George Bailey Ward
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Great Bentley - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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