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History of Halstead >> White's Directory 1863
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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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Academies and Schools.
Miss Susan Nott, St. Andrew's Street
British School, George Mathews and Miss Green, Factory Lane
Free Grammar School, Rev. Richard George Watson, M.A., High Street
National Schools, William John Maytum and Miss Cox, Head Street; and J. B. Gee, Trinity
Union Workhouse, Mr Mackenzie and Sophia Woolnough
George Pinckard Arden (clerk to Board of Health and Burial Board, and high-bailiff of Co. Court)
James Cardinall, High Street
George William Harris (registrar of Co. Court, clerk to Magistrates, etc.) Trinity Street
Charles Devereux Hustler, High Street and Castle Hedingham
Decimus Sewell, St. Andrew's Street
Auctioneers and Estate Agents.
Frederick Charles Fitch, Baythorne Grove
Joseph Mayhew, Trinity Street
Samuel Joy Surridge, Head Street
George Arnold, Burton Crofts
Edmund Baldwin, Froyze Hall
Joseph Barnard, Magpie Hall
Edward Beckwith, Moons Farm
Thomas Bentall, Ward's Farm, etc.
Charles Blomfield, and brick maker, Brick Kiln
John Blomfield and Joseph Blomfield, Blamsters
Stephen Ardley Bridge, Stansted Hall
Matthew Clark, Burton's
Joseph Clift, Upper Beatley
William Cook, Lower Beatley
Robert Enson, secretary to Essex Agricultural Soc., Slough House
Jacob Evans, North Street
Alfred Fairbank, Letches
Gabriel Dakin Green, Stones Farm
Edward Haiden, jun., Brook Street
James Houghton, Dungeons
Mrs Elizabeth King, Trinity Street
Samuel Knight, Fitz John's
Henry Murrells, Burnt House
Francis Nunn, Claverings
Joseph Francis Nunn, Parley Beans
Henry Skingley Rodick
Charlotte Smoothy, Bois Hall
Henry Staines, Coneys
John Sudbury, Sudbury Road
Robert John Vaizey, White House
Samuel Whybrew, Symnels
John Wiffen, Pitt's Green
John Woolmer, Gladfen Hall
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Inns and Taverns.
Bird-in-Hand, Hannah Fisher
Bull, Henry Cressall, carrier
Dog, Joseph Gallifant, North Street
Essex Arms, Abraham Godward
George Hotel, William Moye
Griffin, Thomas King (and maltster)
Hare and Hounds, Thomas Firmin
King's Arms, Samuel Springett
King's Head, Thomas Patten (and dealer)
Lamb, Robert Curtis, Head Street
Plough, William Tuck
Railway Hotel, James Milnes
Rose and Crown, James Crabb
Royal Oak, John James Clark
Ship, John Sach, High Street
Three Crowns, William James
Three Pigeons, Thomas Coe
Victoria Inn, John Cook
White Hart Ian, William Moye (and ale, porter, etc. merchant)
White Horse, James Prior
Bakers and Flour Dealers.
Laban Charles Bowyer
Robert Clark, corn
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