History of Great Clacton (Clacton-on-Sea)

Clacton-on-Sea © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
Christchurch, Clacton-on-Sea, 1891
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History of Great Clacton >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - 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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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 Clacton © Copyright Footstepsphotos 2006. http://www.footstepsphotos.co.uk/index.html
Holland Road, Great Clacton
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Beer Houses.
William Reed
Robert Vinall
William Wilson

William Pigg
Thomas Pyman

Boot and Shoe Makers.
Daniel Clark
Henry Ennever
Philip Mann
Jacob Reed
George Sealey
Joseph Wink (and parish clerk)

Grocers, etc.
Sarah Granger
Philip Harris
James Hawes

George Brandon
Thomas Brown
William Feedham
Henry Giles
William Hackney
Daniel Howard
Joseph Howard
George Ianson
Robert Large, maltster
Robert Newman, Can Hall
William Nicholson, Sladburies

Pier Avenue, Great Clacton © Copyright Footstepsphotos 2006. http://www.footstepsphotos.co.uk/index.html
Pier Avenue, Great Clacton
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James Page
Robert Page
William Peeling
Stowers Posford, Burrs
Widow Pudney
Sarah Rayner
Cleere Sadler
C.W.S. Sadler
John Salmon
Joseph Salmon, Wash
William Skeet
John Smith, Aulton Park
Philip Baker Smith, Wick

Bejamin Granger
William Nevill
William Reed, Green

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

Great Clacton - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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