History of Great Oakley
Sparroiws Lane, Great Oakley, c.1955
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Great Oakley >> 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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Mrs Sarah Ainger, beerseller
Robert Aingeil, carpenter, etc.
Mr James Allsop
J. Biggs, butcher
William Balam, clothes dealer and hair cutter
Henry Bateman, chimney sweeper
James Beekwith, corn miller
Mrs E Bones
George Bull, Esq., Great Oakley Hall
Martha Carter, schoolmistress
Frederick Claxon, plumber, painter, etc.
Mrs Ann Cousins, victualler, Three Cups
Sarah Cousins, schoolmistress
Edward Cousins, tailor
John Cowey, carrier
William Finch, builder and brick maker
Philip William Freshfield, jun., surgeon
John Goby, parish clerk
William Harris, tinner and brazier
Amis Hempson, coal dealer and maltster
William Keeble, carrier
Rev. Thomas Langshaw, curate
Mrs Ann Lord, straw hat maker
Rev. John Howard Marsden, B.D., rector and rural dean (and Canon of Manchester)
Mrs Moy, beerhouse
Benjamin Pryke, wheelwright
Charles Rayner, victualler, May Bush Inn
William Sizer, saddler, etc.
Joseph Smith, cooper
James Smith, gardener and carrier
Mr William Stringfellow
Henry Trigg, victualler,Swan
Boot and Shoemakers.
Robert Sizer Joy
John Salmon, Lodge
James Salmon, Block
Ishmael Salter, Wash
Grocers and Drapers.
David John Morris
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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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