History of Great Leighs
St Mary's Church, Great Leighs.
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History of Great Leighs >> White's Directory 1863
White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.
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.
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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Charles Archer victualler, St. Ann's Castle
Jane Coulson, schoolmistress
William Fewell, gentleman
Rev. Clarke Jenkins, B.D., rector
Rev. Jenkins Jenkins, M.A., curate
William Lewin and J. Lewin, bricklayers
Eliza Mahaffey, British School
Farmers (* are owners.)
* John Brown, Mulsham Hall
William Brown, Noakes Farm
* John Eley
* Thomas Gooday, and maltster
Isaac Joslin, Greeds
George Joseph Quilter, Allsteads, etc.
William Rayner, Lyons Hall
Daniel Richardson, Goodwins
George John Rust, and cattle dealer
William Simons, Lylands
*John Smith, Bishop's Hall
Peter John Snow, Breams
Mr Tunbridge,, Hole Farm
Samuel Stokes and Joseph Stokes
Boot and Shoemakers.
George Taylor, and parish clerk
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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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