Abridge, c.1960Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Lambourne and Abridge >> 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 Morgan Adlam, tailor, etc.
James Barrow, maltster and ale and porter dealer
William Bird, carpenter and beerhouse
Francis Brown, tailor and grocer
Thomas Brown, schoolmaster,
Richard Bryant, boot and shoe maker
Richard Bryant, jun., Post Office
William Catt and Co., brewers
James Cavill, wheelwright
Mrs Elizabeth Champness
Charles Davenport, surgeon
Henry Dunn, victualler, Blue Boar
James Eastwood, coal and corn merchant
Rev. James Henry Goodwin, B.D., rector and rural dean, Rectory
Daniel Higgs, shoemaker
Frederick George Hudson, carpenter
Richard Jeffery, baker and com dealer
Elizabeth Sarah Johnson, victualler, White Hart
Mr John Jones
Mrs Lilley, beerhouse
John Mead, grocer, draper, druggist, and insurance agent, etc.
Charles Newell, carrier and shopkeeper
Jeremiah Noble, blacksmith
John Prowse, parish clerk
John Skikelthorpe, pointer, etc.
William Skillington, beerhouse
John Towers, saddler, etc.
Col. William Mark Wood, Bishop's Hall
Market Place, AbridgeLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Farmers. (In Lambourne.)
Edward Eliot, Esq., Patch Farm
John Horide, and brick maker
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