Post Office, Great Bromley, c.1905Low resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
History of Great Bromley >> 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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Edward John Alston, Esq., Hall
Edward Church, tailor
Isaac Chopping, corn miller
William Cook, parish clerk
Christopher Creswell, police officer
James Cropley, victnaller, Black Boy
John Dawson, Esq., Woodlands Cottage
Robert Eade, wheelwright and joiner
James Girling, cattle dealer
Rev. Arthur Graham, M.A., Rectory
John Joseph Hazell veterinary surgeon
George Rice Jay, auctioneer, estate agent (and Colchester)
Thomas Leggett, wheelwright, etc.
John Mortimer, saddler, etc.
Miss Susan Parker, schoolmistress
George Sargeant carpenter
Nathaniel Wenden, butcher and wool dealer
Joseph Wilkin, gent., New House
Edward Williams, M.D., (and Colchester)
Great Bromley, c.1905Low resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Boot and Shoemakers.
E.J. Alston, Hall
Henry Sparling, Radly Hall
Nathaniel Wenden, jun.
William Wenden, and butcher
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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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