The Ford, Harlow, 1903Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Harlow >> White's Directory 1863
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1863 directory is the 1861 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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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
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
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.
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
Queen's Head PH, Old Harlow, 1971.© Copyright Penny Mayes contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
Boot and Shoemakers.
James Henry Rixon
Grocers and Drapers.
Miss A. Foster
Plumbers, Painters and Glaziers.
Straw Hat Makers.
Benjamin Francis Scott
High Street, Harlow, c.1925Low resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
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