High Street, Great Dunmow, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Great Dunmow >> White's Directory 1863
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If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1863 directory is the 1861 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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Cabinet Makers and Upholsterers.
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Glass, etc., dealers.
John James Britton
Plumbers, Painters and Glaziers.
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Straw Hat Makers.
Tanners and Curriers.
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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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