History of Great Wakering

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High Street - West End, Great Wakering, 1951
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History of Great Wakering >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - 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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James Allerton, farmer, Great Potton
Charles Asplin, farmer, Hall
James Ayton, saddler
Abraham Bennewith, wheelwright
John Boreham, saddler
John Burgess, bricklayer
James Catmull, joiner and builder
Willima Cottee, farmer, (and South Shoebury)
William Cox, gardener
Samuel Crump, farmer, Rushley Island
Rev. Edward Dodson, Vicarage
Isaac Francis, builder
John Freeman, wheelwright
William Fulcher, carrier and victualler, White Hart
Thomas Goodson, shoemaker
William Harris, corn miller and grocer
James Heap, blacksmith
William Howard, barge master
George Hutson, schoolmaster
Rev. Issac Jacob (Independent)
Misses Jennings, farmers
Mary Ann Lewsay, victualler, Anchor
Isaac manning, National School
Charles Milller, surgeon
Alexander North, smith and farrier
William Parsons, farmer, Winters
Tamar Potten, victualler, Bell
Thomas Scott, tailor
Thomas Smith, builder and brick maker
William Springett, draper and clothier
John Wale, shoemaker
Alfred Wedd, farmer
Mary Westney, victualler, Red Lion

High Street, Great Wakering © Copyright Footstepsphotos 2006. http://www.footstepsphotos.co.uk/index.html
High Street, Great Wakering, c.1910
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John Freeman
Abraham Gilson
William Harris
John Porter
John Smith
John Threadgold

Thomas Beard
William Oliver

Grocers and Flour Dealers.
George Bullock
Mary Burgess
Mary Harris
Charles Leeks
William Oliver
John Rivers
William Westhorpe, (and leather cutter)
William Whitaker, (and draper)
Mellor Wyborne

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

Great Wakering - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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