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History of Harwich >> 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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Philip Bannocks, furniture broker
Richard Read Barnes, estate agent, etc.
Richard Benneworth, town crier
William Betts, contractor
John Birch, news agent
John Blacket, ordnance clerk
Major John Bowness
William Branch, basket maker
Rev. Richard Bull M.A., curate
Rev. Samuel Nevil Bull M.A., vicar and surrogate
E. K. Calver, Victoria Place
Edward Chapman, Esq., solicitor, town clerk
George Cole, shipwright
George Coleman, police superintendent
John Collins, harbour inspector
Lewis Cottingham, ship agent, etc.
Mrs. Charlotte Cox (banker)
Robert Crickmore, cabinet maker
John Davison, boat builder
John Dawson and son, coach builders
George Deane, Esq.
Miss Elizabeth Deane
Misses Deane
Mrs. Sarah Deane
James G Dore and son, ironmongers
Simeon Edmonds, dairyman
John Etherden, shipwright
Godfrey Freeman
Mrs. Hannah Gammon
Thomas George, notary, ship agent
John Gooch, stone mason
Benjamin Goodwin, bank manager
Robert Gosnall, clerk of market
William Grant, engineer
William Gray, eating house
Mrs Ellen Grigson
George Groom, William Groom, rope dealers
John Groom, shipowner, Hanoverian Consul
Francis Hales, deputy serjeant of Admiralty Cinque Ports
Richard Hales, shipwright

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Mrs. Mary Hammond
Mrs. Sarah Hast
James Haylett, brewer and bathing machine owner
Samuel Heseltine
Francis Hiblett
Rev. William Hordle, Independent Minister
John Horlock
James Human
Matthew Johnson, auctioneer and clothier
William Jones
Abraham Jordan, saddler and horse letter
Edmund Lee, clothier
Edward Lewis
Mrs. Elizabeth Logan
Mrs. Thomas Martin
William Mayor, captian of the Cork Lege Light Vessel
William John Miall, ship agent, auctioneer
Charles Martin Nalborough, postmaster
Philip Nalborough and Robert Nalborough, block and master makers
Joseph Pain, steam packet agent
James Pain, bailiff of county court
Rev. Frederick Payne, Wesleyan
Margaret Perason, cutler and gunsmith
John Pinner
Robert Pizzey, assistant light keeper
William Pointz, vessel owner
William Cass Randfield, ship owner
Jemima Reid, stay maker

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Mrs. Sarah Runnacles
John Sansum, solicitor
Captain Isaac Saxby
Cornelius, ordnance store keeper
Mrs. N Sherman
Isaac Siggers, gentleman
William Smale, supt. of harbour works
William Solley, excise officer
Rev. William Soper, Baptist
Richard Stephens, collector of customs
Captain John Stephens
Nicholas Straham, light keeper
Joseph Taylor, coachman
William Taylor, master mariner
Chartles Trundle, toy, glass, dealer
Mrs. M. Wadling
William Williams, contractor
Robert Winter
William Wood
Mrs. Sarah Wright
Major Wulff, Ordnance depot

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