History of Great Dunmow (Dunmow)

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History of Great Dunmow >> 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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Joseph Allen
Mrs. Adams
R. Anderson, police superintendent
Benjamin Anderson, clerk
James Auger, fishmonger
William Auger, fishmonger
John Clapton Barnard, wine and spirit merchant
John Bauser, police inspector
George Blencoe, excise officer
Emma Brown, bookseller
Daniel Johnson Brown
Kezia Brown, wool dealer
Joseph Burton, relieving officer
Robert Burton, senior auctioneer, etc.
John Calvert, supervisor
Danzie Carter, bookseller, stationer, printer, etc.
Mrs. H Cheveley
Mary Clayton
Charles Clayton, gentleman
George Cullingford, salesman
John Edgar, salesman
Benjamin Foakes, gentleman
Rev. Richard Frost, (Independent)
Richard Frostick, chimney sweeper
Mrs Sarah Fuller, Brook House
Thomas Gibbons, cooper and turner
Joseph Grice, surgeon and registrar
John Perry Gunn, hairdresser, etc.
William Gnyver
James Holmes
Mrs. Susanna Hasler
Aaron Haydon, marine store dealer
Rev. Sir A.B. Henniker, Newton Hall
Herbert Charles Hockley, ironmonger, tinner, and brazier
Joseph Holgate, fruiterer
James Holmes, solicitor's clerk
Rev. Jeremy King, (Baptist minister)
William Johnson, solicitor and Union clerk
Mrs. Ann Linsell
Rev. Henry Lewis Majendie M.A., vicar
John Medson, marine store dealer
John Menzie, travelling tea dealer
Robert Mizen, postman to Thaxted
William Palmer, gardener
Charles Pavey, ironmonger
Joseph Pearmain, sexton
Mr. John Prior
Richard Randell & Co., wine and spirit merchants
William Randall, brewers, maltsters, and corn merchant
Thomas Salt, surgeon
William Scott, coach builder
John C. Rockhill, chemist
Ann Skingle, cart, etc., owner
James Suckling
Miss Tyler
Nicholas Toke, gentleman
John Turner, carrier
Archibald Vallence and Mrs C. Vallence, master and matron, Union Workhouse
William Thomas Wade, solicitor and clerk to magistrates and county court
Rev. Thomas Wallis
John Warner, schoolmaster and registrar of marriages
Frederick Woodbridge, gentleman, Bigods

Academies (* take boarders).
Henry Ford and Catherine Warner, British School
* Elizabeth Brown
* Misses King
* Charles Nichols and Thomas Fox, Diocesan School
Charles Marshall, Rebecca Clark and Maria Barker, National Schools
* Rev. James Tweed M.A., Brick House
* Warner and Son
* Miss Warner

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Fire and Life Offices.
Robert Barton, Clerical and Medical
John Barnard, County and Provident
W. Johnson, Essex and Suffolk Equitable
D. Carter, Farmers' and Hailstorm
John Parker, General Fire
John Warner, Norwich Union
P. Sewell, Royal Exchange
John Perry Gunn, Sun

Farmers ( * are owners).
* Charles Barnard, Merks Hill
* John Barnard, Olives
Thomas Barnard, Mynchons
William Clayton, Staggs
Charles Foakes, Broad Groves
John Franklin (agent to Sir A. B. Henniker,) New Buildings
William Hasler, Trutons
Charles Kirkham, Parsonage
Edward Knight, Folly Farm
Thomas Larter, Little Garnets
William Leech, Little Dovers
* John Livermore, Langleys
Isaac Malster
* William Matthews
William Oswald Newman, Martels
Peter Portway, Clopton Hall
* Susanna Savill, Apton-Field
* John Scruby, Crouches
Elizabeth Smith, Dunmow Park
Isaac Smith, Lower Hall
* Isaac Smith, Cox Farm
Thomas Smith, Mudwall
* William Surridge, Bedfords
Jane Sweeting, Tanners
Samuel Sweeting
Charles Worrin
John Tylerm, Maples
Philip Tyler, Tooleys
* William Webb, Buttles
Henry Welch and Thomas Welch, Strood-Hall
Joseph Rayner White, Bigods
William Wright, Dunmow Farm

Inns and Taverns.
Sarah Bush, Angle and Harp
William Camp, Bell
Elizabeth Bright, Boar's Head
William Franklin, Bowling Green
James Gillett, Chequers
Roger Haywood, King's Head
William Bush, Royal Oak
Francis Cates, Saracen's Head
Mrs Mary Bennet, Star
John McKenzie, Three Tuns
Samuel Franklin, White Horse
Robert Medson, White Lion

Frederick Baker
William J. Bell
John Langworthy
John Parker (and confectioner)
David Taylor

Basket Makers.
James Grout
Charles Prior
John Prior

James Franklin
John Haydon, Ounsley Green
James Lodge, Philpot End
William Monk
William Thorn
Lydia Wright

James Child
Elizabeth Drane
Henry Grout
Thomas Hasler, Ounsley Green
John White
Thomas Young

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Boot and Shoemakers.
George Cheek (and parish clerk)
Arthur Franklin
Charles Joyce
John Merritt
William Prance
Nathan Prior
William Pye

Bricklayers and Slaters.
William Cock
James Johnson
John Johnson
Samuel Johnson
John Samuels

Robert Taylor
George Watson

Cabinet Makers and Upholsterers<.br /> John Bowtell
George Cock
William Smith

Corn Millers.
Henry Buttle
Joseph Lambert
Charles Werrin

Corn Dealers.
John Bull
Robert Burton
Steel Lambert
Thomas Olley
R and W Randall

Glass etc., dealers.
Francis Sewell

Robert Fox
Ann Prance

Grocers, etc.
John Barnard
John James Britton
John Joslin Burton
William Impey Clayton
Francis Sewell
George Sewell

Joiners and Builders.
William Childs
Samuel Franklin
Ann Holgate
Joseph Holgate

William Clayton
Francis Sewell

L Anderson
Ann Cowell
Elizabeth Flaxman
Martha Franklin
Elizabeth Gafney
Charlotte Jocelyne
Mary Ann King
Jane Wesson
Elizabeth Wright

Plumbers, glaziers and painters.
Thomas Drew
Charles Proud
Robert Young

George Savill
Henry Wilton

Susan Bradshaw
John Haydon
Sarah Reynolds
Samuel Thorn

Straw Hat Makers.
Mary Prior
Elizabeth Wright

Tailors and Drapers.
William Beard
Charles Collis (and hatter)
George Leech
George Mason
George Nash
George Norton
Joseph Wilton

Edward Philbrick
Thomas Serle

Watch Makers, etc.
Charles Knight
James Smith

James Brewster
John Ellis, Ounsley Green
William Scott
John White
Ezekiel Wood

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