History of Great Bromley

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History of Great Bromley >> 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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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)

Charles Arnold
Elijah Fitch
James Smith
George Wagstaff

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Elijah Fitch
John Scott

Boot and Shoemakers.
William Eagle
James Hum
William Wadley

E.J. Alston, Hall
Charles Baker
Robert Bloomfield
Carrington Bromly
Phillips Bromly
Charles Brundell
John Carrington
John Dawson
John Francis
John Hazell
John Pilgrim
George Sargeant
William Seabourn
John Seaman
Henry Sparling, Radly Hall
John Wagstaff
George Warner
Backhouse Wenden
George Wenden
John Wenden
Nathaniel Wenden
Nathaniel Wenden, jun.
William Wenden, and butcher

Joseph Hawthorn
William Sargeant
George Wagstaff

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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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