History of Great Wakering
High Street, Great Wakering, c.1950
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Great Wakering >> 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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James Alp, blacksmith
Augustus Ascole, watch mater, etc.
Thomas Bailey carpenter and builder
William Bailey, carpenter
James Bell, wheelwright, etc.
Henry Benniwith, wheelwright
Daniel Bradley, victualler
Charles Bradnam, gardener, etc.
George Burgess, bricklayer
James Catmull, jun., builder
John Edmund Catmull, brick maker
Agate Clement, bailiff, Wic Farm
John Collins, coal dealer
Robert Cooper, watch maker, etc.
Samuel Cripps, horse, etc. letter
Rev. Edward Dodson, B.A., vicar
Robert Foulger, clothes dealer
John Freeman, wheelwright
George Nathan Fulcher, schoolmaster
William Fulcher, victualler White Hart
Charles Gardner, parish clerk
James Howard and John Howard, bargemen
James Kemp, victualler, Anchor
Abraham Kernot, surgeon
Charles Miller, surgeon
Alexander Norden, blacksmith
Rev. Samuel Oliver (Independent)
Joseph Pawsey, beerhouse, etc.
George Perkins, hardware, etc., dealer
Thomas Pierce, veterinary surgeon
William Rod, victualler, Lion
Mrs C. Whitaker
Mrs E. Webb
Henry Cater, St. John's Land
James Catmull, and builder
William Parsons, Winters
Alfred Wedd, Land Wic
St Nicholas's Church, Great Wakering.
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Boot and Shoemakers.
John Boreham, and harrow maker
George Walter Webb
Ann Elizabeth Wright
Peter Henry Brown
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Great Wakering - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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