Christchurch, Clacton-on-Sea, 1891Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Great Clacton >> White's Directory 1848
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:
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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Edmund Almond, veterinary surgeon
T. Bagley, victualler, Ship Inn
James Beckworth, corn miller
James Bevans, tailor
Rev. Henry George Nassau Bishop B.A., Vicarage
Cornelius Coughly, inspector, Towers
Philip Dennis, gentleman
William Dixey, victualler, Queen's Head Inn
John Gilder, maltster
William Gladding, butcher
Henry Hand, tailor
Philip Joy, plumber, glazier, etc.
Abraham Maskell, glover, Post Office
William Ormes, tailor
John Henry Parker, surgeon
Edward Quinn, battery keeper
Charles Riches, builder
Hurren Riches, baker
Joseph Rouse, baker, Green
Clere William S Sadler, butcher
Peter Scrutton, butcher
Mrs Mary Warner
John Wilson, carpenter
Samuel Wilson, schoolmaster
William Wilson, bricklayer
Holland Road, Great ClactonLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Boot and Shoe Makers.
Joseph Wink (and parish clerk)
Robert Large, maltster
Robert Newman, Can Hall
William Nicholson, Sladburies
Pier Avenue, Great ClactonLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Stowers Posford, Burrs
Joseph Salmon, Wash
John Smith, Aulton Park
Philip Baker Smith, Wick
William Reed, Green
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Great Clacton - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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