History of Great Totham

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History of Great Totham >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - 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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Thomas Barrett, machine owner
James Brown, corn miller
George Butcher, shoemaker, earthenware and pipe manufacturer
Mr John Crabb
Mrs Keys
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
Charles Cottee
Mrs Fordham
Joshua Gooday
Harvey Foster, Fanners
John Frederick Green
* Thomas King
Arnold Jackson
Alfred May
John Millbank
William Nunn
John Payne, Esq., Hill Farm
Frederick Payne, Sheepcotes
John Pond, Wiltshire Hall
John Ruggles
Walter Wakelin
Golden Wendon, and parish clerk
James Wood, Osey Island
John Wood
Jonathon Woodward, Little Mountain

John Ballard
George Butcher
Peter Crumpen
William Pearson

William Fenn, beerhouse
Daniel Ford
George Warren

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

Great Totham - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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