History of Great Leighs

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Lyons Hall, Great Leighs.
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History of Great Leighs >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - 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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Elizabeth Emily Adams, corn miller
William Fewell, gentleman
Zachariah Francis, butcher
Rev. Clarke Jenkins B.D., rector
Robert Lewin, bricklayer, etc.
Thomas Little, assistant overseer, Glovers
John Parmenter, schoolmaster
Miss Passey, British School
Peter Porter Smith, victualler, St. Ann's Castle
George Taylor, jun., baker

Henry Arnold, High Road
Daniel Brown, sen., New House
John Brown, Mulsham Hall
Daniel Brown, jun., Breams
John Dearsley, Saunders
John Eley, Wakerings
William Gladwin, Lyons
Thomas Gooday (and maltster)
Francis Harrison, Lyons Hall
James Harrison, Fulbornes
Isaac Joslin, Creeds
Samuel King
Robert King
Robert Lewin, sen., Allsteads
David May, Hole Farm
George Rust, Coles
Daniel Richardson, Goodwins
Joseph Smith
P.P. Smith
Samuel Wright
John White

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Henry Newman
William Smith

Thomas Hempstead
Thomas Stokes

William Valentine
William White

Mordea Andrews
William Smith

Mordea Andrews
Eliza Chipperfield
James Lewis
Joseph Smith

George Taylor
George Taylor, jun.

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

Great Leighs - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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