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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Cabinet Makers and Upholsterers.
John Bowtell
George Cocks
Stephen Wilton

Carpenters.
William Franklin
Joseph Holgate

Corn Dealers.
John Bull
Robert Burton
Joseph Lambert
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Corn Millers.
Edward Bennett
Joseph Lambert

Glass, etc., dealers.
John Barnard
William Clayton
S. Lucking

Grocers, etc.
John Barnard
John James Britton
William Clayton
John Gafney
William Hardy
Charles Marshall

Ironmongers.
William Jones
Charles Pavey
Edwin Taylor
Thomas Warner

Linen Drapers.
William Clayton
Aaron Johnson
Frances Sewell

Milliners.
M Franklin
M Johnson
B.A. Piper

Plumbers, Painters and Glaziers.
James Bunten
Philip Tyler
John Young

Saddlers,
Christopher Howland
George Savill
Henry Wilton

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Shopkeepers.
John Haydon
Eliza Masom
Thomas Sayer
Samuel Thorne

Straw Hat Makers.
Emma Bunten
Eliza Hardy
Mary Prior

Tailors.
Raynor Byatt
Elisha Clayton
Alfred King
George Leech
Henry Pryor
William Thorne
Robert Warren
Joseph Wilton

Tanners and Curriers.
John Kidner
Frederick Nelson
Jabez Serle

Watchmakers.
Charles Knight
Thomas Willis

Wheelwrights.
Charles Brewster
John Ellis
William Scott
George Turner
John White

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

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Great Dunmow - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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