History of Harlow

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High Street, Harlow, 1903
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History of Harlow >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - 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 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

Richard Blackwell
Peter Cleary, Grammar School
Robert Pink and Ann Cave, Free School
Martha Jones and Eliza Jones
Miss S. E. Lodge
William Kent
E. Winger, L. Redington and Mary Wolf, National School

William Aylett
William Borham
Thomas Glasscock
William Grimwood
James Hutchin
Thomas Shead
John Thurgood
Joseph Tyser

Mary Dedman
James Foster
John Hasler
Elizabeth Page

Boot and Shoe Makers.
Charles Lewsey
Elizabeth Rumble
John Parson
Henry Rixon
Henry Sanders
John Smith
William Ward
Charles White

Blacksmiths, etc.
Benjamin Debnam
George Hutchin
John Hutchin
John Robinson

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The George PH, Old Harlow, 1971.
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Corn Millers.
Charles Barnard
John Barnard
John Glasscock
Joseph Phillips

Grocers and Drapers.
Joshua Adams
James Hutchin
Henry Girling
Frederick Scott
James Perry
Henry Taylor
David Whittaker

John Ash
Joseph Baker
William Barnard
Robert Blackman
Philip Chaplin
Thomas Chaplin
John Dennis
James Glasscock
George Goodwin
Thomas Hide
Charles Martin
Charles Matthews
Samuel Matthews
James Squires
James Wallis
Henry Wentworth, (and insurance agent)
Algernon White

John Barbard
Thomas Glasscock
George Goodwin

Plumbers, Glaziers, etc.
George Deards
James Jackson
Susannah Nottage

Boaz Battell
James Deman
Charles Lewsey
Robert Tyser

Haycock and Maund
James Stuart Dobson

Tailors, etc.
Charles Lambert
Benjamin Scott
Joseph Whittaker

John Cannon
James Cannon
Charles White

High Street, Harlow © Copyright Footstepsphotos 2006. http://www.footstepsphotos.co.uk/index.html
High Street, Harlow, c.1915
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