History of Great Bentley

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History of Great Bentley >> 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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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
Hannah Lugar
Miss Reed

Thomas Jolly Charles
George Sizer, miller

Ebenezer Almond
John Fisher
Jeremiah Hayho, and sweep
William Jennings

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Abraham Almond
William Neville

James Alward
Philip Webb

Edward Clark
John Dorman

Jane Dorman
Mrs H. Prior

John Bateman Borrodell, Esq.
Thomas Bromley
Thomas Henry Brown
William Cant
Thomas Carey
William Delf, Hall
William Hyam
William Kemp
John Lord
James Lufkin
Isaac Mills
Henry Nunn
Mrs A. Robinson
Edward Sheldrake
Carrington Francis Sizer
G. Sizer, miller
Peter Thompson, Brook House
George Bailey Ward
Joseph Ward

Grocers, etc.
John Blowers
Thomas Clarke
George Howard
Misses Mawby
William Newman
William Wright

Thomas Almond
Alfred Woadley

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Great Bentley - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Great Bentley - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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