History of Great Dunmow (Dunmow)

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History of Great Dunmow >> White's Directory 1863

Post Office Directory of Essex 1863 - 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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Benjamin Anderson, law clerk
Arthur Barfield, assistant overseer, etc.
Mrs. Wyatt Barnard, The Olives
John Clapton Barnard, wine and spirit merchant
William Barnard, bank agent
Joseph Burton, relieving officer and registrar
Charles Camp, excise officer
William Clapham Blackbourne, surgeon
Francis Clarke, gent, Gostern Lodge
Robert Coote, law clerk
Miss Flaxman
Mrs. M. Foakes
Charles Lever Foakes, Esq., Broadgroves
Richard Frostick, chimney sweeper
Mrs. Sarah Fuller, Brook House
Rev. Robert Gammidge, (Independant)
Mrs. Grice
John Lilley, dealer
Rev. Sir Brydges Powell Henniker, Bart., Newton Hall
James Holmes, law clerk
Horace Sydney Howell, surgeon
Walter Jago, stone and marble mason, asphalter, and tobacconist
William Johnson, attorney etc., union clerk
John Lakeland, assistant surgeon
William Linsell, chimney sweeper
Rev. George William Lowe, B.A., curate
Rev. Henry Lewis Majendie, M.A., vicar and rural dean
Lewis Majendie, Esq.
Robert Mizen, postman to Thaxted
Mr Charles Moore
Joseph Pearman, sexton
Edward Swinbourn Philbrick, Esq.
Mrs. Sarah Prance, glover
Randall and Barnard, wine etc., spirit merchants
Richard Randall William, brewers, maltsters, and corn merchants
Mrs. Maria Rockhill, druggist
James Rogerson, police superintendent
Miss Saddler
Isaac Skingle, carter
William Scott, coach builder
Smith and Powell, surgeons
James Freeman Smith, surgeon
Mrs. Smith, Dunmow Park
Sparrow and Co. Bankers; William Barnard, agent
William Hamilton Stacey, gardener
Mr James Suckling

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Mrs. Valters
John Turner, carrier
John Tyler, postman
Archibald Vallance and Mrs., master and matron, Workhouse
William Thomas Wade, attorney, and clerk to magistrates, etc.
George Wade, law clerk
Charles Webb, cooper
William Porter Willis, hairdresser, etc.
Charles Woodley, fishmonger
Thomas Young, veterinary surgeon

Academies and Schools.
Marked * take Boarders.
* Elizabeth Brown
Henry Eden Cockayne
* Benjamin Harry Warner and Miss
British School, William Coplin and Emily Burton
National Schools, Samuel Hart and Martha Holden

William Bailey, Strood Hall
George Barnard
Henry Barnard
Charles Barnard, Merks Hill
Francis Gates
William Clayton
Charles Crow
Ann Field
William Hasler
Susan Franklin
John Livermore, Langleys
John Livermore, jun., Olives
Dan Marshall, Dunmow Farm
William Matthams, Smith's
Samuel Morrison, Dunmow Park
Charles Porter
Peter Portway
John Sayer, Bedford's
Isaac Smith
Thomas Smith
Alfred Snow
Sarah Stock
Joseph Sweeting
Walter Wakeling
William Webb
Thomas Welch
James White
Samuel White
John Wright

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

Great Dunmow - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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