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History of Great Maplestead >> White's Directory 1848
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1848 directory is the 1851 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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Samuel Binks, higgler
George Binks, higgler
Benjamin Broyd, shoemaker
Richard Cracknell, beerhouse and shopkeeper
Isaac Deal, wheelwright
John Drury, shopkeeper
William Hart, carpenter
Henry Hawkins, blacksmith
John Isaac, schoolmaster
Elizabeth Evans, schoolmistress
William Jarman, carpenter
John Lewsey, bricklayer
Richard Myall, Esq., Chelmshoo House
Richard Rule, gardener
John Sperling, Esq., Dynes Hall
Rev. James Sperling M.A., vicar of Great Maplestead, and rector of Lamarsh, Mink's Hall
James Thurston, baker
William Emberson, Bennetts
John Freeborn, Esq., Lucking House
Theopholis Harrington, Mill Farm
John Hart, Hampers
Joshua Jackson, Lodge Farm
William King, Hoppoles
Edward Mumford, (and miller), Hulls Mill
Philip Nunn (and brick and tile maker)
John Rayner, Purls Hill
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