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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Inns and Taverns.
Angel and Harp, Sarah Lacy
Bell, Sally Camp
Boar's Head, Sophia Burrows
Bowling Green, William Franklin, and maltster
Chequers, William Smith
King's Head, Roger Hay ward
Royal Oak, Thomas Franklin
Saracen's Head, Francis Gates
Star, George Thomas Lamprell
Three Tuns, Ann Mackenzie, and tallow chandler
White Horse, William Franklin
White Lion, William Low, brick maker

Bakers, etc.
Thomas Barnard
Sarah Bell
Simeon Bright
Samuel Coates
Ephraim Jordan
John Langworthy
William Parker
David Taylor

Basket Makers.
James Grout
Charles Prior
John Prior

James Bowtell
John Haydon
Thomas Mead
Charlotte Wright

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James Child
Henry Grout
Thomas Hasler
John White
James Young

Book Sellers, Stationers, etc.
Emma Brown
Dansie Carter
Christopher Howland

Boot and Shoemakers.
George Cheek, parish clerk
Arthur Franklin
Charles Joyce
John Merritt
William Prance
Thomas Prance
Richard Pratt
William Pye
James Reid
Jabez Serle

Bricklayers and Slaters.
William Cock
Willm Franklin
W.P. Jago
Aaron Johnson
John Johnson
Samuel Johnson
John Samuels

John Clarke
Thomas Lucking
Benjamin Taylor

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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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