History of Hempstead

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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.

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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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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.
William Hales
William Mash
Damon Rutland
Thomas Stock

Elijah Andrews
Sarah Andrews
Samuel Bacon
Peter Baines
William Baker
Alexander Brown
Joseph Moore
Walter Moore and Jabez Moore
William Myhill
Walter Price
Miss Henrietta Rutland
John Snape
George Surridge
William Tredgett
Henry Ward
William Willis

Greorge Chatters
William Hales
Cyrus Stones

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

Hempstead - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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