History of Great Horkesley

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History of Great Horkesley >> White's Directory 1863

White's 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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Capt. George Thomas Forbes, R.N.
John Lazell Greene, Terrace Hall
Harvey Robert Green, machine owner
Thomas Green, wheelwright, etc.
Mrs. Margaret Hewett, schoolmistress
George Jackson, miller and victualler, Rose and Crown
William Lee, seed grower
Charles Lott, farm bailiff
Robert Page, butcher
Charles Polley, parish clerk
John Polley, carpenter, etc.
Major George Stebbing Sadler
Rev. John Steel, rector, Rectory
Miss Scott, infant schoolmistress
Thomas Seaborn, post office and Mrs. Seaborn, dressmaker
Edward Tallent Esq., Red Park
Isaac Ward, blacksmith
Rev. John Weir, B.A., curate
John Willsmer, policeman

Henry Deaves
Hannah Powell
Joseph Sparkes

* Cattle Dealers.
Nathaniel Allen, Woodhouse
John L Greene
Robert Greene, Rookery Grange
Fisher Hobbs
Samuel Knopp
William Nevard, Ridgewall
*Charles Page
*Charles Page jnr,
*David Page
William Page, Lodge
William Partridge, Breewood
Joseph Pertwee
George Sadler
Robert Sadler
Jeremiah Stannard, Mount Hall
William Stedman, White Park
Henry Springett
John Strutt
Samuel Wilby

Elizabeth Austin
John Woodroffe

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

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