History of Heybridge and Heybridge Basin
The Old Ship and Jolly Sailors Inn, Heybridge Basin, c.1955
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Heybridge and Heybridge Basin >> White's 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.
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William Adams, architect, surveyor, and navigation supt.
Mr Samuel Baker
James Chaney, coalmeter
William Coe, toll collector
John Rogers, insurance agent
Thomas Shilgrit lockkeeper.
Miss Sarah Wrake
Rev. Thomas Wren, M.A., vicar of
Emma Worraker, academy
John Edwards, bricklayer
Robert Sadler, jun., butcher
William Harvey, fishmonger
John Mitson, .
Boot and Shoemakers.
John Worraker, (and parish clerk)
W. Keys and Sons
W. Keys and Son
Henry Haywood Rush
Jeremiah Holloway Barker
Samuel Philip Parker, Heybridge Hall
George Ward, and Northey Island
Inns and Taverns.
Anchor, Thomas Stock
Carpenter's Arms, Henry Harris
Chelmer Inn, Joseph Eavery
Exchange Inn, Henry Joslin
Half Moon, James Last
Jolly Sailor, John Robinson
Maltsters' Arms, Arthur Webster
Queen's Head, Mary Malcholm
Victoria, William Keys, sen.
Heybridge Basin, c.1925
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And Agricultural Machine Mackers.
Edward Hammond Bentall
Henry Rush, (and porter merchant)
Joseph Going, (and sail maker)
John Ellis, (and painter)
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Heybridge - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Heybridge - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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