Ship Inn, Great Holland, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Great Holland >> White's Directory 1863
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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Robert Arnold, parish clerk
George Atkins bricklayer, shopkeeper, etc.
Mrs Mary Ann Atkins
Henry Beckwith, miller and baker
Thomas Burrows, grocer and draper
John Campin, grocer and draper
James Cole, waller, and victualler, Ship
Ann Cunningham, victualler, Red Lion
Thomas Eade, shoemaker
James Francis, carpenter
Rev. Richard Joynes, B.D., Rectory
William Lott, postman
Henry Nevill, blacksmith
William Smith, thatcher
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Charles Hicks, Hall
Mrs Mary Wrinch
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Great Holland - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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