History of Halstead
High Street, Halstead, 1965
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Halstead >> White's Directory 1848
White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.
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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.
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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Benjamin Wright, Tything hill
Isaac Wright, Fen
Alfred Carter, stamp office
Boot and Shoe Makers.
Brick and Tile Manufacturers.
John Smith (and cattle dealer)
Thomas Davey, jnr
John Perry (parish clerk)
Chemists and Druggists.
China, Glass, etc., Dealers
Mary Ann Wood
High Street, Halstead
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Mrs. D. Bentall
J. and R. Doubleday
M. B. Harvey
Plumbers, Glaziers, and Painters.
Straw Hat Makers.
Straw Plat Dealers.
Mary Ann Sherring
Watch and Clock Makers.
William Griggs (and coach builder)
Wine and Spirit Merchants.
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Halstead - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Halstead - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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