History of Great Sampford
High Street, Great Sampford, c.1955
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
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.
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
Boot and Shoemakers.
William Gray, parish clerk
William Philpott, and wheelwright
Great Sampford (see similar view c.1955.
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Anthony Henry Willison and baker
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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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