History of Great Leighs

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History of Great Leighs >> 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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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.)
*Henry Arnold
Samuel Brown
* John Brown, Mulsham Hall
William Brown, Noakes Farm
John Dearsley
* 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 Wright
P.P. Smith

Henry Newman
William Smith
John Witham

Thomas Hempstead
Samuel Stokes and Joseph Stokes

Boot and Shoemakers.
William Neville
William Newman
William Smith

George Hawkes
George Knight

Thomas Collard
James Lewis
Samuel Medson
William Smith

George Taylor, and parish clerk
William Taylor

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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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