History of Great Wigborough

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St Stephen's Church, Great Wigborough.
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History of Great Wigborough >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.

If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1848 directory is the 1851 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:


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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.

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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Rev. Godfrey Bird M.A., rector and rural dean, Rectory
Rev. James Bowyer, curate of Little Wigborough
William Cause, collar maker and victualler, King's Head
John Fookes, blacksmith
Samuel Legerton, carpenter
William Powell, shopkeeper
Peter Reynolds, wheelwright
Rev. Charles Rigges (Independent Minister)

Samuel Allen
William Bonner
Mrs. Dixon
William Hutley; home Witham
Robert Keyes
Susannah Orpen
Joseph Page
Joseph Runnicle
Samuel Runnicle, Sea Brow
James Sach
Samuel Shynn, Moulsham
Jonathan Wood, Wic
J. Wilkin, Wic

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

Great Wigborough - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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