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History of Great Bromley >> White's Directory 1848
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1848 directory is the 1851 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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William Cook, parish clerk
Joel Dorling, corn miller
Rev. William Hall Graham M.A., Rectory
John Joseph Hazell, farrier
William Hazell, wheelwright
George Rice Jay, auctioneer and land surveyor
James Peacock, police constable
Samuel Archer Sparling, gentleman
John Stevenson, victualler, Black Boy
Nathaniel Wendon, butcher and cattle dealer
Miss Elizabeth Wilkins, schoolmistress
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Edward Alston, Hall
John Charles Baker
John Joseph Hazell
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Great Bromley - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Great Bromley - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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