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History of Halstead >> 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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John Thomas Adams, gent.
John Barnard, cattle, etc., dealer
Henry Barnard, dyer, Head Street
Mrs Ann Bell, High Street
George Bentley, surgeon, Head Street
Rev. William Billopp, B.A., incumbent of St. James'
Rev. William Thomas Blenkinsop, Hepworth Hall
John Brazier, wire worker
James Brewster, Esq., Ashford Lodge
Joseph Nunn Brewster and Cardinal Brewster, Esqrs., Greenstead Hall
William Bullock, rope and twine maker
John Bunn, relieving officer and registrar, New Street
Rev. Charles Burney, M.A., vicar of Halstead, surrogate, Vicarage
Allen Taylor Canning, wine and spirit merchant
Thomas Cardinall, currier, etc.
John Chapman, town missionary
Mrs Choat
Mrs F.C. Fitch
Rev. Lewis Clayton, curate (Trinity)
Rev. William Clements, (Baptist)
Benjamin Collis and William Alcock, shopmen
Miss S. Cook
Mr William Cook
Samuel Courtauld and Co. silk and crape manufacturers, Halstead Mills, and Braintree, etc.
Miss Davey
John Dresser, excise
William Davison, mill manager
Richard Sherwood Edwards, Esq.
Edward Embley, dealer, High Street
Walter Filer, furniture broker
James Flavell, secretary to Savings' Bank, etc.
Rev. Duncan Fraser, M.A., incumbent of Trinity Church
Joseph Gee, schoolmaster and organist, Trinity School
Charles Stanton Gray and Son, brewers, maltsters and corn merchants, Trinity Street
Robert Ellington Greenwood, bank manager, Sloe House
Edward Haiden, gent., High Street
William Harrington, currier, etc.
John Harrington, sexton
Bridges Harvey, Esq., Blue Bridge House
Rev. Cs. Musgrave Harvey, B.A., curate
Edmund Harvey, sec. to Railwav Co.

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Thomas Banes Hawke, farrier, etc.
George Robert Hitchcook, stationmaster
Edward Hornor, Esq., The Howe
Rev. Robert Walpole Houghton, B.A., chaplain to Halstead Union
Robert Hughes and Son, booksellers, printers, Berlin wool dealers, etc., Times Office
Robert Columbus Hughes, accountant, etc.
William Octavius Hustler, union clerk and supt. Registrar, etc.; h. Little Yeldham
Hurry and Potter, paper makers, Greenstead Green
William Hurry; h Trinity Road
Miss Jarman
Mrs King
Rev. Benjamin Johnson (Independent)
James Johnson, leather agent
Rev. Samuel Kevan (Baptist)
William Knight, watchmaker, etc.
William Knipp, glove and breeches maker
Rev. C. Lateward, curate
James Hall Lee, clerk, Sudbury Road
Alfred William Lindsell, straw plat dealer
William Manning, rate collector, and surveyor to Board of Health
Joseph Mixer, iron founder, etc.
John Morris, bank manager
Robert Nunn, clerk, Mount pleasant
Henry Edward Pashley, postmaster, High Street
William Potter, paper maker, (Hurry and P.); h Trinity Road
Abraham Rayner, builder
Rev. J. Robertson (Free Chtn. Church)
Rodick and Bentley, surgeons, High Street
Septimus Rodick, surgeon; h Trinity Road
Harcourt Runnacles, builder
Mrs Sewell
Mrs Sutton
George Simmons, tanner, etc.
Duncan Sinclair, surgeon, High Street
William Smith, police inspector
Robert Spurgeon, leather seller
Mr John Sudbury, Bois Hall
Thomas Twose and Mrs., master and matron, Union Workhouse
Samuel Tyler, house agent and frame maker
George De Horne Vaizey, Esq.
William Sheppard Wallis, veterinary surgeon and wool merchant
Mr W.W. Warner, Factory Lane
Rev. David George Watson, M.A., head master of Grammar School
B.J. Watt, railway manager
Mrs Maria Wicker, fishmonger
Mrs Woolmer, Trinity Terrace
Rev. Bartholomew Stephen Yolland, curate of Earl's Colne

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