History of Halstead

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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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Basket and Sieve Makers.
Elizabeth Archer
William Cooper
Joseph Cornell
Thomas Cudmore

James Argent , Tything hill
John Breyd
William Cook
Joseph Evans
Samuel Goodey
Richard Heavingham
Thomas King
Joseph Moat
William Rayner
Robert Sudbury
Sarah Taylor
Charles Young

John Allerton
Samuel Bowyer
Thomas Firmin
Samuel Goodey
William Rayner
Alfred Reeve
William Tuck

Booksellers and Stationers.
Alfred Carter, Gazette Office
Robert Hughes and Son, Times Offices
Robert Riddle
Charles York and binder)

Boot and Shoe Makers.
Ashley Adkins
George Alston
Edward Andrews
Samuel Barker
E. H. Bentall
Susan Birkin
Alfred Davey
Samuel Everett
James Fenton
William Fenton
George Firmin
Abraham Franklin
James Isbern
Josiah Gibbons
James Nash
William Prior
Samuel Rayner
Charles Sewell
Robert Thompson
John Thorogood
Joseph Tiffen
Walter Wiseman

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Richard Bowles
John Perry
Rayner and Runnacles
Robert Sudbury and Son
William Sudbury and George Sudbury

Butchers.(* Pork Butcher.)
Thomas Allen
B.G. Chaplin
*Jacob Evans
*William Evans
Allen Fitch
Gabriel Green
Josiah Smith

Cabinet Makers, etc.
John Cooper
Thomas Cooper
William Oakley
James Noakes Spurgeon

Carpenters and Builders.
William Dunt
John Gozzard
John King
John Perry, and parish clerk
Rayner and Runnacles
William Rayner
Robert Sudbury and Son

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Halstead - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Halstead - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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