History of Great Chesterford

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History of Great Chesterford >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.

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:


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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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John Debnam, parish clerk
Mrs Barnard
Octavius Green, solicitor
Mary Hailes and Martha Hailes, drapers
Hon. and Rev. Lord Charles Ambrose Hervey, M.A., Rectory
Henry Hester, station master
Josiah Living, corn miller
Rev. Frederick Metcalfe, curate
Frederick Murton and Mrs, National School
Rev. Henry Stacey (Independent)
Martin Surrey, lime burner
William Weedon, watchmaker, etc.
Thomas Whitby, saddler, etc.

Inns and Taverns.
Crown, Sophia Wilkin
Crown and Thistle, Thomas Jowett
Greyhound, John Rudland

Thomas Bareham
William Kent
James Burleigh, and maltster
Robert Martin Johnson Cottingham
Mrs T. P. Nash, Manor House
John Pilgrim
Mrs Eliza Wall
James Sampson, and miller

James Marritt
John Perry and Thomas Perry

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Joseph Hill
Joseph Mason
James Perrin
Joseph Reed
William Rule

Jeffrey Dean
Benjamin Kent

John Jeffrey
John Wright

Charles Edward
Thomas Pilgrim

Austin Haggar
Jeremiah Haggar (and wheelwright)
Haggar Thomas
John Killingbeck

Grocers and Drapers.
James Bard
Edward Kent
Mary Marten
William Rule
William Shelford, and coal dealer

Benjamin Frisby
Thomas Rice
William Smith

William Danns and Edward Danns
Henry Perkins

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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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