History of Great Oakley

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History of Great Oakley >> 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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Marked * are at Stone Green

Robert Ainger, carpenter
Elizabeth Allen, schoolmistress
James Allsop, wheelwright
Mrs. Sarah Bailey, Brooklands
Richard Blowers, saddler, etc.
Samuel Bugg, corn miller
James Allen Bull Esq., and Mr George Bull, Great Oakley Hall
Charles Claxon, plumber, painter, etc.
John Collins, carpenter
Edward Cooper, butcher and jobber
Edward Counsins, tailor
William Cousins, currier and victualler, Three Cups
John Cowey, foot post to Harwich, etc.
* William Finch, brickmaker and builder
William Harris, tinner and brazier
George Hatt, wheelwright
William Mann, hair dresser
Rev. John Howard Marsden B.D., rector and rural dean
Thomas Mills, sexton
Mrs. Salmon
Henry Norton, earthenware dealer
Samuel Raison, police inspector
Wilham Rayner, maltster
James Salmon, butcher and victualler, Swan
Robert Sizer, saddler, etc.
Philip Skipper, schoolmaster
Samuel Smith, gardener
William Smith, victualler, May Bush

Edward Carter
John Mixer
Frederick Streker

James Claxon
* Ham Jones
* Samuel Lawrence
William Randall
Mary Triggs

Boot and Shoemakers.
* Robert Barker
Thomas Cole
John Cowley
John Goby (and parish clerk)
Richard Keeble
Nathan Rayner
John Rudling
Benjamin Salmon

Edward Cooper
Mark Cooper
Widow Fearis
* Robert Joy
Thomas Moss
John Rayner
John Salmon, Lodge

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

Great Oakley - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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