History of Harwich

street view
St Helen's Green, Harwich.
© Copyright Oxymoron contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

History of Harwich >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.

Part 1. Continues Part 2

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:


Genes Reunited

Find my past

The Genealogist

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.

My ancestor lived here at this time, but why aren't they listed here? Answer: Not everyone appeared in a trade directory. Please read our Trade Directories article.

You should also consider newspaper archives. With millions of pages now online, there is always the possibility of finding articles featuring your ancestors. Discover how to explore newspaper archives.

Arnot Mrs (Henry Arnot, M.D., in China)
Askew William, clerk in customs
Banks Robert, police superintendent
Barker Rev. John Theodore, (Independant.)
Basham Mr William
Bateman Joseph, light keeper
Bownese Major John
Branch William, basket maker
Britton Daniel Barker, pilot
Brown William, master of light ship
Bull Rev. Richard, M.A., vicar and surrogate
Burrell Rev. Samuel, (Wesleyan)
Butcher Edwin Freeman, agent to Alma Steam Packet Co.
Butcher William Freeman, organist
Crickman Robert
Cox Mrs Charlotte
Crane Mrs
Daniels Patrick, merchant, miller, and ale and porter agent
Darken Horace, architect, surveyor, etc. (and Colchester); h Cliff villas
Day Mr William
Deane Miss
Edwards Joseph, pier master
Elwish Jeremiah, Gas Works manager
Etherden Miss Eliza
Fallen James, low light keeper
Franks James. Richard, bank clerk and insurance agent
Fullagar John, diver
Glynn Frederick, barrack master and ordnance store keeper
Goodwin Mr Benjamin Paternoster
Goodwin Misses
Grigson Mrs
Hammond Miss
Groom William, consul for Hanover, Sweden, and Norway
Hales Francis, auctioneer, estate agent, deputy sergeant of Admiralty Cinque Ports.
Hardwick Mr Charles
Hast William

Paddle Steamer, Harwich © Copyright Footstepsphotos 2006. http://www.footstepsphotos.co.uk/index.html
Paddle Steamer, Harwich
Low resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.

Hart Mrs C.
Hast Mrs Sarah
Harvey Thomas carter
Johnson Matthew
Jordan Abraham, horse and carriage owner
Kew George Charles, station master
King James, master gunner
Knight Mr James
Kingsford Henry
Lewis John and William Lewis, smack owners
Lewis Mr Robert
Lilley William Henry boatswain
Martin Mr Thomas
Mills John
Middleton Mr Joseph and Mr Robert Middleton
Miller Mrs A., pier toll collector
Nalborough Robert and George Nalborough, mask makers, etc.
Nash Mr Joseph Thomas
Pain Joseph
Pinner Mr John
Read Mr Richard
Points William, harbour master
Read Charles Alex, tide surveyor
Richmond Mr Mark
Rogers John
Robertson Lieut., H.M. coast guard
Roberts William, low light keeper
Salter Edward, post master
Samuel Mr Joseph
Sergeant William
Schermann Yakob, bazaar and baths

Church Street, Harwich © Copyright Footstepsphotos 2006. http://www.footstepsphotos.co.uk/index.html
Church Street, Harwich
Low resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.

Seaman Mr Ezekiel
Sharp Cornelius. Esq. ordnance store keeper
Spencer and Basham, ship carpenters
Spencer Richard
Steer Joseph, high light keeper
Stevens John, telegraph clerk
Tye Mr John
Young William
Vaux John, ship builder, Naval yard
Welsteed Mrs
Ward Mr James
Webb Mrs Maria
Williams Oliver John, agent to Lloyd's, vice-consul of France, etc.
Wood John William, collector of customs
Woodhead Mr John
Webber Mrs

Part 1. Continues Part 2

Back to History of Harwich

print published 1834

my ancestors logo

My Ancestors.

Are your ancestors from Harwich? Why not tell us their story: My Harwich Ancestors.

Find your Ancestors in the Newspapers

Essex Standard Newspaper

Newspaper archives are now a very important source of information for researching your family tree.

Find your ancestors in the newspapers.
Try our example search to discover if your ancestors are in the British Newspaper Archive.

Also look at other newspaper archives and learn how they can help you research your ancestors. >>more

Harwich - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Harwich - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

This work is based on data provided through www.VisionofBritain.org.uk and uses historical material which is copyright of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth. Licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence BY-SA-4.0

Looking for pictures to add to your family tree album?


Ebay is a good source of old images of Essex towns and villages. If you're looking for pictures to add to your family tree album, then try one of the auctions, or there are several 'Buy It Now' shops offering postcards which have been touched up and improved - so if you're unsure about bidding, try these. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards. Browse through or type the name of the location in the Ebay search box.