High Street, Harlow, 1903Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Harlow >> White's Directory 1848
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. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:
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 Appleton, auctioneer, etc.
Mr. Benjamin Bull
Mrs. Elizabeth Chaplin
Philip Chaplin, wool stapler and corn merchant
Thomas Chaplin, brewer, etc.
Rebecca Collins, straw hat maker
George Dyer, furniture broker
Rev. Thomas Finch (Baptist)
John Foreman, solicitor
Francis Francis, saddler, etc.
Mrs. Mary Fuller
Rev. John Gipps (Baptist)
Thomas Busick Haylock, surgeon
Jay George, station master
Rev. David Lewes, curate of Latton
Rev. Charles MacLeod, M.A., incumbent of St. John's
Harry Middletoll, Esq.
Rev. Charles Miller, M.A., vicar
Miss S. Miller, Vicarage
Henry Monk, saddler
Mrs. Elizabeth Mumford
John Parrish, rake and hurdle maker
John Watlington Perry, Esq., Moor Hall
John Pool, auctioneer and valuer
Newton and Pratt,carpenters
William Pratt, watch and clock maker
William Pratt, jun., bookseller, etc.
George Pryor, bricklayer, etc.
William Pryor, butcher
James Saltwell, bricklayer
Charles Samuel, hair dresser
George Selmes, butcher
William Sharp, builder and carpenter
Misses M., H. & F. Sims, Hubert's Hall
Francis Smith, butcher
George Speller, hair dresser
John Spicer, fishmonger
James Thornton, railway contractor
Mr. Chalres Wade
Mrs. E Stone
Henry Webb, Esq.
John Wilson, gentleman
Mary Ann Whittaker, draper, etc
Elizabeth Whittaker, draper, etc.
James Winch, bricklayer
John Wood, chemist, druggist, etc.
Mrs. Barbara Wright
John Wright, brick and tile maker
James Wright, cooper
Inns and Taverns.
John Perry, Crown
William Cook, George
Susannah Crane, George Inn
James Jackson, Green Man
Joseph Phillips, Horns and Horse Shoes
James Bull, King's Head
Thomas smith, Marquis of Granby
Edward Bambridge, Queen's Head
William Heighton, White Horse
Peter Cleary, Grammar School
Robert Pink and Ann Cave, Free School
Martha Jones and Eliza Jones
Miss S. E. Lodge
E. Winger, L. Redington and Mary Wolf, National School
Boot and Shoe Makers.
The George PH, Old Harlow, 1971.© Copyright Penny Mayes contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
Grocers and Drapers.
Henry Wentworth, (and insurance agent)
Plumbers, Glaziers, etc.
Haycock and Maund
James Stuart Dobson
High Street, Harlow, c.1915Low resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
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