History of Great Canfield

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St. Mary's Church, Great Canfield.
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History of Great Canfield >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.

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:


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Please note, however, that the 1851 census returns for Great Canfield are missing from the census returns at the Public Record Office.

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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Ennifer Bacon, carpenter
Thomas Bowtell, victualler, Griffin
Samuel Porter, wheelwright
Mrs Susanna Francis
Rev. John Phillips Gurney M.A., vicar
Milicent Haydon, shopkeeper
John Reeves, blacksmith
Robert Thurley, bricklayer
William Waylett, corn miller
John Maryon Wilson Esq., Fitzjohns
Samuel Witham, tailor

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Daniel Alger, Black Hall
John Hill Alger, New House
Stephen Alger, Pecker's Farm
Thomas Barnard
William Barnard
Isaac Bird, Kings Elms
Charles Cracklin, Canfieldbury
Elizabeth Green, Ashfields
Richard Hitchin, Hall
Mrs Elizabeth Porter, Park Farm
Garrett Samson
William Sweeting
George Sweeting, Bacon-end
William Smith
Benjamin Turpin

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

Great Canfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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