History of Great Sampford

Great Sampford © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
High Street, Great Sampford, c.1955
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History of Great Sampford >> 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. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:

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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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John Basham, bricklayer
John Burton, victualler, Red Lion
Rev. George Charles Ellis (Baptist)
Rev. Robert Henry Eustace, vicar
Francis Harrison, Esq., Tindon-End
William Hockley, corn miller
Henry Norris, butcher and victualler, Bull
Thomas Perry, lathe maker
J. Piggott, victualler, Cock Inn
Charles Smith, miller, Giffords
Joseph Willis, baker, etc.
George Wright, general dealer
Hannah Wright, beer seller

Blacksmiths.
Thomas Goldstone
James Turpin

Boot and Shoemakers.
John Andrews
Benjamin Goldstone
John Mumford

Butchers.
Charles Mascall
Henry Norris

Carpenters.
George Gray
William Gray, parish clerk
John Philpott
William Philpott, and wheelwright

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Great Sampford (see similar view c.1955.
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Farmers.
Elijah Andrews
Charles Arnold
Joseph Brand
George Clayden
Thomas Harrison
John Portway
Peter Portway
Charles Spooner
Joseph Starling
Walter Stabbing
Thomas Willett
George Winterflood

Grocers, etc.
Joseph Digby
Thomas Goodwin
William Gray
William Philpott
William Ruffle
Anthony Henry Willison and baker

Tailors.
Steward Porter
Robert Reynolds

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

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Great Sampford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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