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History of Great Chesterford >> 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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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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James Burleigh, brewster and maltster
William Delman, parish clerk
John Goodacre, schoolmaster
Frederick Green, surgeon
Jeremiah Haggar, wheelwright, etc.
Mary Hailes and Martha Hailes, drapers, etc.
Hon. and Rev. Lord Charles Hervey M.A., Rectory
Mary Holder, schoolmistress
Robert Jones, station master
Swan Mansfield, cart owner
Mrs. Sarah Mason
James Orbell, bricklayer
John Rudland, post office
Samuel Surrey, lime burner
Rev. John Sutton B.A., curate
Mrs. Fanny Waldock, butcher
William Weeden, watch and clock maker
Thomas Whitby, saddler

Inns and Taverns.
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William Spicer, Crown and Thistle
Thomas Shildrick, White Horse

James Burleigh
Henry Green
Robert Martin Cottingham
Thomas Edward Douglas
Edward Fincham
Thomas Lyles
William Kent
Peter Nash, Manor House
John Pilgrim and Thomas Pilgrim (carriers)
John Piggot Sampson (miller)
Robert Wakefield
Samuel Wakefield

Thomas Perry
William Webb

James Gates
Grace Kemp
Sarah Mason
Joseph Reed

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Jeffrey Dean
Benjamin Kent

Jeremiah Haggar
Thomas Killingbeck

Corn Millers.
Daniel Barnard
Josiah Living
John Sampson

Grocers, etc.
James Bard
Grace Kemp
Edward Kemp
William Kent
Edward Marten
William Shelford

John Hammond
Thomas Rice
George Sherrin

John Danns and Edward Danns
Owen Haggar

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

Great Chesterford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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