Main Road, Kelvedon, c.1960Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Kelvedon >> 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.
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Samuel Archer, gentleman
Samuel Barber, policeman
John William Batley, chemist and druggist
Rev. George Peter Bennett, B.A., vicar and surrogate
Mr John Birdseye
Mrs. Mary Byles
William Braddy and Jabez Braddy, cabinet makers, carpenters, and turners
Henry Bridgman, parish clerk
William Cheek, thatcher
David Cook, cabinet maker joiner, etc.
Mr William Start Corder
Miss Mary Ann Crampin, Post Office
William Crane, bookseller, printer, etc.
Rev. Evan Davies
Joseph Eley, registrar and insurance agent
Lieutenant George Elvey, R.N.
Mr Thomas England
John Robert French, ironmonger
Mrs. Jane Frere
William Godfrey, bookseller, printer, etc.
Lieut. Benjamin Hart, R.N.
General Augustus Hawkins, Clark's Farm
Mr Charles Herring
Mr John Hicks
Mrs. Jane Humphey
Joseph Humphrey, cooper
James Hunwick, currier, felmonger, and glover
William Hunwick, hair dresser, etc.
Edmund Henry Marshall, M.D., surgeon
Mrs. S. Matthews
Mr G.T. Mayne
William Mead, carpenter and builder
William Edward Moore, carrier
Samuel Music, gamekeeper, Rook Hall
Rev. John Nash, (Independent)
Mrs. Martha Nolan
William Prior, station master
Joseph Rudkin, manager of gas works
Isaac Sadler, cabinet maker, etc.
William Scott, clothes dealer
Henry Siggers, builder and joiner
William Siggers, maltster and brick maker
J.S. Surridge and Son, auctioneers, estate agents, etc. and Coggeshall; h Inworth
Ezekiel George Varenne, surgeon
Thomas Burch Western, Esq., M.P., Felix Hall
Thomas Sutton Western, Esq., M.P., Felix Hall
Thomas Carrington Wilson, corn merchant
Edward Woodward, ironmonger
Academies and Schools.
(Marked * take Boarders.)
* Armstead Misses
Mrs. Mary Blomfield
* Richard Read Willis, Brunswick House
* WilliamWiseman, Kelvedon School
British School, Thomas Hodge
National School, Charles Noble and Mrs. Noble, and Miss Cawston
Appleby William Monks
Thomas Butler, Ewell Hall
Richard Carter, Kelvedon Hall ( Braxted)
George Crane, Leaping Wells
George Docwra, Bridge Foot
Thomas Lungley, Church Hall
John Moss, jun., seed grower
John Nichols, Parkgate
John Nichols, jun., Lingwoods
Thomas Powell, Coggeshall Hall
Townsend Revett (assistant overseer)
William Wybrew, Porters
Inns and Taverns.
Angel Inn, Charles Bateman
George and Dragon, Walter Hoy
George Inn, George Robert Green
Queen's Head, James Garrard
Star and Fleece, Benjamin Revett
Swan Inn, William King, and tailor
White Hart, Thomas Peck
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George Robert Green
William Edward Middleditch
J. Fuller, brewer
Grocers and Drapers, etc.
Boot and Shoemakers.
J.J. Osborn and E. Osborn
Painters, Plumbers and Glaziers.
John William Long
Straw Hat Makers.
James Bird and John Bird
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