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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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Francis Bickmore
Mary Elizabeth Dunnett
Rev. S. N. Bull M.A., Free Grammar School
Edwin Irwin, Free Grammar School
Joseph Bridge Hatt
George Beazley and Mary Beazley, National School
Abraham Norster
Mary Ann Nuan
Sarah Salmon
Henrietta Sansum
James Till, Wesleyan School

Inns and Taverns
Alexander Young, Angel
William Read, Coach and Horses
Edgar Alexander, Duke's Head
Robert Orvis, Globe
Samuel Sparrow, Great White Horse
Joseph Hunwick, Half Moon
William Osbourn, King's Arms
George Waights, King's Head
Grace Beeston, New Bell
James Pinner, New Swan
Martha Webber, Packet
Benjamin Branch, Privateer
Joseph Burrell, Royal Oak
James Pilcher, Royal Oak
Thomas Ennels, Ship
William Rumsey, Spread Eagle
Ann Ball, Three Cups Hotel
David Keable, Trafalgar Inn
William Ragn, Wellington
James Woods, William IV

James Bickmore
Robert Brooks
John Butcher
William Butcher
John Clark
Samuel Clark
William Grigson
Thomas Grove
Jacob Howe
Nathan Lucas
William Miller
Henry John Pimm
Francis Salmon
Truelove Turner
George Webb

Jesse Bailey
John Cottingham
John Dawson
Elizabeth Leopard
William Pailo
David Summers

James Broom
James Dore
John Everett
Edward Webber

John Rawlings
Job Saxby
James Smith

Boot and Shoe Makers.
William Deex
Joseph Godley
John Foster
Isaac James Hart
James Hart
Joseph Hart
George Heath
John Manhood
John Mills
Abraham Precious
John Rayson
John Sansum
Phoebe Veale
William Henry Ward
Joseph Webb

Braziers, etc.
Mary Ann Cook
Thomas Glide
Richard James Smith

Brick, etc., makers.
Edward Fuller
James Crane and Son
Edward Fuller
Thomas Wilding

James Durrant and Son
Joseph Durrant
Thomas Ennels
Richard Gooding
John Gooding
George Low
Alfred Seaman
James Woods

Carpenters, etc.,
George Girling
Edward Fuller
Samuel Graham
James Hare
Samuel Newton
Richard Spritlin
John Starling

Cement Manufacturer.
Billingsley and Miall
John Pattrick

Paddle Steamer, Harwich © Copyright Footstepsphotos 2006. http://www.footstepsphotos.co.uk/index.html
Paddle Steamer, Harwich
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Chemists and Druggists.
Benjamin Bolton
William Nunn

Coal Merchants.
John Dawson
Thomas George
William Randfield
James Salter
Francis Stevens
Charles Stiles

John Clark
Samuel Clark
Elizabeth Fuller
William Grigson
William Poppy

William Nunn
James Pain
John Warn

Richard Benneworth
Thomas Denny
Elizabeth Edwards
Simeon Garrod
Elizabeth Ranger
Edward Silson
Charles Stiles

James Woods (and florist)
Green Grocers.
Joseph Cracknall
Sophia Fryatt
Daniel Good
Daniel Spooner
Edward Saxby

John Butcher
William Butcher
James Cole
William Grice
Charles Hardwick
Arthur King
William Nalborough
Henry Race
Thomas Robinson
James Salter
Charles Waights

Hair Dressers.
Gosnall Baker
John Coker
Job Saxby
Daniel Spooner
Jacob West

Linen Drapers.
William Grice
Alfred Hast
William Nalborough
Henry Race
Charles Waights

Lodging Houses.
Mary Bailey
Robert Burnard
Philip Bannocks
T. S. Borrett
John Blackett
James Braybrook
John Braybrook
William Burton
Mary Cawston
Isaac Cousin
Robert Gosnall
Harriett Goswick
Elizabeth Hart
Benjamin Goodwin
Frances Ibbett
Matthew Johnson
Abraham Jordan
Lydia King
Elizabeth Logan
Mrs. Randfield
George Read
Sophia Smith
Mary Southgate
Joseph Taylor
Elizabeth Webb

Marine Store Dealers.
William Burton
James Cole
Thomas George
Samuel Forster
Charles Stiles

Joanna Baker
Jane Davies
Elizabeth Hart
Eliza Jones
Louisa Heath
Sophia Mills
Ann Welton

Plumbers, Painters and Glaziers.
Edgard Alexander
J. Cottingham
L. Cottingham
Thomas Webb

Sail Makers.
Samuel Forster
Elijah Groom
John Powell

Ship Chandlers.
William Butcher
James Salter

Eleanor Durrant
Edward Edwards
James Everett
Thomas Farr
Lydia King
Philip Nalborough
Elizabeth Penkiss Thomas Robinson
Joseph Rowland
Robert Salter
Alfred Seaman
Edward Webber

Church Street, Harwich © Copyright Footstepsphotos 2006. http://www.footstepsphotos.co.uk/index.html
Church Street, Harwich
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Stone Merchants.
John Etherden
Robert Francis
Jacob Read
Luke Richmond
Thomas Wakefield
John Watts
John Watts, jnr.

Straw Hat Makers.
Heph. Hansell
Eliza Norris
Caroline Smith

John Bird
Philip Freshfield
Francis Freeling
Thomas Lancey M.D.

Tailors, etc.
William Baker
Thomas Bellamy
James Braybrook
John Braybrook
Isaac Cousins
Edward Hart
Matthew Johnson

Henry Mallett
Charles Trundle

James Brown
J.G. Dore and Son

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