History of Harlow

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The Ford, Harlow, 1903
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History of Harlow >> 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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Robert Aplin, mill manager
Mrs. Asbury, furniture broker
Miss Sarah Barnard
Mr Philip Chaplin, Feltimores
Joseph Chaplin, superintendent of Reformatory
Thomas Chaplin, brewer
Joshua Coleman, coal dealer
Day and Thompson, surgeons
Robert Newcombe Day, surgeon
Henry Everingham, solicitor and London
William Fordyce, land steward, New Hall
John Freeman, manager
Mrs Goodwin
Mr William Grimwood
George Jay, station master
Rev. Charles Middleton MacLeod, M.A., incumbent of St. John's
Rev. Charles Miller, M.A., vicar
William Pratt, watchmaker, etc.
John Shead, insurance agent
Misses S. and M. Snow, fancy repository
George Speller, hairdresser
Rev. T.E. Stevenson (Baptist)
James Spicer, fishmonger
Mrs Thompson
Mrs Sherrard
Alfred Doyle Thompson, surgeon
James Thornton, contractor
A. Turnbull, excise officer
George Ward, police inspector
John Watlington Perry Watlington, Esq., M.P., Moor Hall
Henry Webb, Esq.
Mrs Wedd
Mary Ann Whittaker and Eliza Whittaker, drapers
Charles Whittaker, bookseller, grocer, etc.
Windus and Amys, solicitors (and Epping)
John Edward Wood, druggist and dentist
Misses Wright, Mill Hill
Joseph Wright, cooper

Inns and Taverns.
Crown, John Jarvis, insurance agent
George Inn, James Casidy
Green Man, Edward Bambridge
Horns and Horse Shoe, Joseph Phillips
Marquis of Granby, Thomas Smith
Queen's Head, William Hutson
Railway Hotel, Robert Gillingham

Academies and Schools.
Rev. Charles Golding, B.A., College
Miss Eliza Jones ( Ladies')
Miss Elizabeth Miller (Ladies')
British School, Robert Pink and Miss Carmichael Pink
Infant School, Miss Hutchin
Reformatory School, Joseph Chaplin, supt. and James Braby, teacher

Ann Borham
Thomas Glasscock
Francis Mackenzie
George Samuel
John Thurgood
S.G. Wedd

Henry Barrick
Mary Dedman
James Poster

Robert Debnam
Annie Hutchin
George Hutchin
Charles Smith

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Queen's Head PH, Old Harlow, 1971.
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Boot and Shoemakers.
William Hutson
James Henry Rixon
Sarah Sanders
George Searle
William Ward

John Jarvis
George Prior
James Sortwell
William Winch

George Selmes
Thomas Smith

James Ellis
John Jarvis
Francis Newton
Joseph Newton
William Pratt

Corn Millers.
Charles Barnard
Richard Barnard

Corn Merchants.
William Caswell
Edm Glasscock
Curtis Franklin

Charles Barnard
Richard Barnard
Philip Chaplin
Thomas Chaplin
John Dennis
Edm Glassoook
Thomas Glasscock
Charles Matthews
George Salmons
Henry Wentworth

Grocers and Drapers.
James Dorians
Miss A. Foster
Henry Girling
George Newman
J.H. Thrugood
Charles Whittaker
Thomas Young

William Barnard
Thomas Glasscock

Sarah Bignell
Miss Crawley
Mary Judd
Misses Snow

Plumbers, Painters and Glaziers.
Joshua Adams
Samuel Deards
Henry Nottage

Saddlers, etc.
Charles Francis
James Francis
Henry Monk
Daniel Mumford

Straw Hat Makers.
Rebecca Collins
Annie Hutchin

George Metcalfe
Benjamin Francis Scott

James Collins

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High Street, Harlow, c.1925
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