History of Great Sampford

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History of Great Sampford >> 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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Rev. Barnabas Beddow (Baptist)
Thomas Burton, victualler, Red Lion
Rev. Jeremiah Wolsey Carver B.A., vicar
Elizabeth Everett, dress maker
John Jeffrey, post-office
Cole Malyon, cow leech, etc.
Sir James Nicoll McAdam, Kt., Tindon-End
John Metcalf, victualler, Cock
Mrs. Ann Moore
John Mumford, shoemaker
William Philpott, victualler, Bull
Thomas Perry, lathe maker
John Thomason, corn miller
Joseph Willis, baker
George Wright, clothes dealer

Elijah Andrews
Joseph French
Charles Arnold (fellmonger), Stowe
James Chopping, Bye-Balls
Thomas Harrison, Parsonage
Henry Hebblethwaite, Thistley
John Portway, Hill Farm
Peter Portway, Houses
Joseph Starling, Cock in the Woods
Walter Stubbing (corn miller,) Dove House
Matthew Tannar, Giffords
George Tredgett, White Houses
Thomas Willett, Park-Pale
George Winterflood, Free-Roberts

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James Harrison
James Turpin

Charles Mascall
William Wright (and beerhouse)

William Grey (parish clerk)
John Metcalf
John Philpott
William Philpott

Grocers and Drapers.
James Gilder
Mary Hall
William Ruffle
Charles Wright

Steward Porter
Edmund Reynolds

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

Great Sampford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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