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History of Harwich >> White's Directory 1863
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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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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
Cox Mrs Charlotte
Daniels Patrick, merchant, miller, and ale and porter agent
Darken Horace, architect, surveyor, etc. (and Colchester); h Cliff villas
Day Mr William
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
Groom William, consul for Hanover, Sweden, and Norway
Hales Francis, auctioneer, estate agent, deputy sergeant of Admiralty Cinque Ports.
Hardwick Mr Charles
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Hart Mrs C.
Hast Mrs Sarah
Harvey Thomas carter
Jordan Abraham, horse and carriage owner
Kew George Charles, station master
King James, master gunner
Knight Mr James
Lewis John and William Lewis, smack owners
Lewis Mr Robert
Lilley William Henry boatswain
Martin Mr Thomas
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
Pinner Mr John
Read Mr Richard
Points William, harbour master
Read Charles Alex, tide surveyor
Richmond Mr Mark
Robertson Lieut., H.M. coast guard
Roberts William, low light keeper
Salter Edward, post master
Samuel Mr Joseph
Schermann Yakob, bazaar and baths
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Seaman Mr Ezekiel
Sharp Cornelius. Esq. ordnance store keeper
Spencer and Basham, ship carpenters
Steer Joseph, high light keeper
Stevens John, telegraph clerk
Tye Mr John
Vaux John, ship builder, Naval yard
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
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