History of Lambourne and Abridge

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White Hart PH, Abridge, c.1955
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History of Lambourne and Abridge >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - 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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John Morgan Adlam, tailor
Francis Brown, tailor and grocer
John Brown, schoolmaster
Richard Bryand, shoemaker
James Cavill, wheelwright
Thomas Champness, auctioneer, surveyor, and estate agent
William Clark, victualler, Blue Boar
Stephen Clements, pork butcher
Charles Davenport, surgeon
James Eastwood, maltster
Rev. James Goodwin B.D., Rectory
William Hanchett, carrier
Charles Higgs, carpenter and grocer
Richard Jeffrey, baker and corn dealer
John Jones, carpenter and builder
William Joseph Lockwood Esq., Bishop's Hall
John Mead, draper, grocer, and insurance agent
Edwin Morgan, ale and porter brewer

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Market Place, Abridge
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Jeremiah Noble, smith and farrier
Isaac Rayner, tailor
John Skikelthorpe, plumber and glazier
William Styles, brickmaker
William Wilson, saddler, etc.

James Clark, St. John's Farm
Richard Clark, Great Dews
Samuel Crane, Arnolds
Edward Elliott, Patch Farm
William Charles Lewis
John Andrews
Philip Taylor
Catherine Taylor
Richard Wilson
William Wooton

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

Lambourne - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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