History of Great Easton

Great Easton © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
The Folly, Great Easton, c.1955
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History of Great Easton >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.

If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1848 directory is the 1851 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:


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Please note, however, that the 1851 census returns for Great Easton are missing from the census returns at the Public Record Office.

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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Marked * are at Dutton Hill

Joseph Brazier, bailiff, Hall
Henry Brown, swine dealer
Charles Choat, wheelwright
William Clark, carpenter
William Clark, jun., shopkeeper and beerhouse
Henry Collin, bricklayer and shopkeeper
* James Coote, shopkeeper
Susanna Downes, schoolmistress
Clement Grout, basket maker
* Joseph Grout, shopkeeper and wheelwright
William Haggar, carpenter
John Morton, parish clerk and schoolmaster
Judith Morton, schoolmistress
George Turner, blacksmith
Rev. Thomas Randall Walne B.A., curate

George Barnard, Maysland
James Barnard, Wolseys
Robert Barnard, Muskhams
Elizabeth Breton
William Breton
John Camp, and miller, Andrews
Elizabeth Cato

Great Easton
Great Easton
print published 1834

Samuel Hitchin
John Francis, Great Easton Hall
William Josling Esq., Blamsters Hall
Robert Josling
Samuel Josling
Joseph Neville, Welches
George Palmer, Bridgefoot
Stephen Peacock
Robert Surridge
Thomas Turner
* William Watson

Beer Houses.
Thomas Aylett
John Brown
William Clark jun.
William Taylor
* Charles Watson

William Brown
William Pond
*William Watson

John Fowler
Charles Matthews
* Samuel Watson

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

Great Easton - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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