History of Great Sampford
Moor End, Great Sampford, c.1955
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Great Sampford >> White's Directory 1848
White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.
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.
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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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
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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William Wright (and beerhouse)
William Grey (parish clerk)
Grocers and Drapers.
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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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