History of Great Wigborough

St Stephen's Church - exterior
St Stephen's Church, Great Wigborough.
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History of Great Wigborough >> 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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Rev. Godfrey Bird, M.A., rector and rural dean, Rectory
William Cause, saddler and victualler, King's Head
Thomas Clarke, shopkeeper
John Martin, parish clerk
Peter Reynolds, carpenter and wheelwright
Amelia Shipman, schoolmistress
Rev. Thomas Souter ( Independent)
John Strutt, farm bailiff

William Abbott, Hill
Samuel Alen, Hyde
John Balls, and beerhouse
Charles Barratt, Abbot's Wick
William Bonner
Charles Hutley; h Witham
Joseph Norfolk
Samuel Runnicle
Charles Sanders
Robert Wheeler, Seaborough
Arthur Wilkin
John Wilton

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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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