Hockley, c.1965Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Hockley >> White's Directory 1863
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.
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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John Baker, Esq., Hockley House
William Clements, toll collector, Post Office
George Cook, victualler, Bull
Samuel Dowsett, shopkeeper
James Hart and Francis Hart, wheelwrights
Rev. Peter Hornett Jennings, curate, Vicarage
Robert Josling, butcher
Charles Lark, shopkeeper
Thomas Merryfield, carpenter
George Merryfield, carpenter
George Merryfleld, jun., dealer
Joseph Nightingale, farm bailiff
George Henry Peach, brickmaker
Thomas Rule, gardener
Mrs Mary Ann Smith
William Stowe, gamekeeper
George Taylor, carpenter
Nathaniel Watson, victualler, Spa Hotel
Godfrey Webster, butcher
William West, blacksmith
Edward Wood, coal merchant
William Worskett, shopkeeper
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Henry Allen, Bartons
William Grout, Hanover Farm
John Moore, Glebe Farm
James Phillips, High Elms
Joseph Reeve, Sheepcotes
Samuel Stock, jun. Lovedowns
James Warren Esq. Plumberow Mount
Mrs E. Watson owner, Shepherds
Lewis Stephen Woodthorpe Whitbreads
Samuel Woodthorpe, Lower Hall
George Murrell, salesman
John Raven, grocer, etc.
Richard Wheeler, grocer, etc.
Thomas Wright, victualler, Anchor
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