History of Hempstead
Bluebell Inn (formerly the Rose and Crown), Hempstead. (Reputed birthplace of Dick Turpin.
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History of Hempstead >> White's Directory 1863
White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.
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.
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.
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Denney Barker, wheelwright
Thomas Bird, blacksmith
Fanny Farnham, schoolmistress
William Foster carrier and victualler, Rose and Crown
Charles Hales, wheelwright
Peter Hales, tailor, Post Office
Mr Sampson Horsnell
Robert Metcalfe, corn dealer and victualler, Oak
Joshua Moore, com miller
William Savill, beer seller
John Stubbing, carpenter
James Surridge, parish clerk
Rev. George Thomas Valentine B.A., curate
Boot and Shoemakers.
Walter Moore and Jabez Moore
Miss Henrietta Rutland
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Hempstead - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Hempstead - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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