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History of Great Totham >> White's Directory 1863
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:
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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Thomas Barrett, machine owner
James Brown, corn miller
George Butcher, shoemaker, earthenware and pipe manufacturer
Mr John Crabb
Mrs Elizabeth Crampon, victualler, Bull Inn
James Crampon, butcher
Rev. Mark Gretton Dennis, B.A., vicar
Mrs Lucy Ford, schoolmistress
James Frost, timber merchant
John Frost, corn miller
George Gentry, carpenter, etc.
Thomas Gentry, machine maker
James Grout, wheelwright
James Hicks, rat catcher and beerhouse
James King, marine store dealer
Joseph Marsh, gardener, Beacon Hill
James Lund Moore, schoolmaster
William Pettitt and Charles Wood, rat catchers
Mr John Ruggles and Miss Hannah Ruggles
William Sach butcher and beer seller
William Scarf, victualler, Maypole
Miss Thurza Springett, schoolmistress
George Henry Spurling, blacksmith and beerhouse
William Wager, victualler, Compasses
Farmers (* Are owners).
John Cooper, Pottery Farm
John Cooper, Gamp Farm
Harvey Foster, Fanners
John Frederick Green
* Thomas King
John Payne, Esq., Hill Farm
Frederick Payne, Sheepcotes
John Pond, Wiltshire Hall
Golden Wendon, and parish clerk
James Wood, Osey Island
Jonathon Woodward, Little Mountain
William Fenn, beerhouse
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