History of Hockley

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History of Hockley >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.

If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1848 directory is the 1851 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:


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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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John Baker, Esq., Hockley
Charles Barnard, Esq., Plumberow Mount
Elizabeth Bell, schoolmistress
James Booty, baker
Atridge Brown, gentleman
Rev. Edward Cockney M.A., vicar
John Crow, shoemaker
William Guiver, victualler, Ship and Anchor
Thomas Merryfield, carpenter
Robert Murrell, coal merchant, etc.
G. Peach, brickmaker, and victualler, Bull
John Raven, shoemaker
Mrs. Rule, nurserywoman, etc.
Samuel Savill, wheelwright
William Smith, gentleman
William Nathaniel Somersall, Spa Hotel and Pump Room
George Taylor, carpenter
Mrs. Susan Turner
Philip West, blacksmith
Richard Wheeler

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Edward Bright, cattle dealer, Bartons
Thomas Gooch, Sheepcoates
Robert Joslin, Betts
Robert Laver
John Law
George Law
William Law
John Moore, Glebe Farm
John Page
Richard Parker
John Pissey, Hockley Hall
John Ransom, Lower Hall
Samuel Stocks
Samuel Watson
Mrs. Elizabeth Watson
Samuel Wickers, Low Downs

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

Hockley - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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