History of Lawford

St. Mary's Church - exterior
St. Mary's Church, Lawford.
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History of Lawford >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.

If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1848 directory is the 1851 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:


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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.

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 Barber, wheelwright, etc
O. Bendall, machine maker, etc
Thomas Bellingham, gentleman
James Bloom, saddler
Robert Cant, shoemaker
Mrs. Clark, schoolmistress
Captain Barnard Cocker
Abraham Richardson Cooper, victualler, King's Arms
William Cooper, farmer, Fox Ash
Mrs. C Cox, Lawford Place
Samuel Crossley, gardener
William Death, corn miller
Lucy Ely, shopkeeper and beer seller
Mrs. J Frostick, toll bar keeper
John Garling, beer seller
Mrs. Mary Greene, Lawford Hall
Philip Harris, yeoman
James May, corn miller
Rev. Charles Merivale B.D., Rectory
Thomas Nunn Esq., Lawford House
George Parker, farmer, Pond Hall
Henry Payne, cattle salesman
Robert Payne, cattle dealer and farmer
Timothy Rawson, policeman
Thomas Richardson, farmer
William Roe, farmer
Major G Stebbing Sadler, Dale Hall
John Spooner, tailor, baker
William Spooner, shoemaker
James Tabor, gentleman
John Taylor, parish clerk
Thomas Unwin, blacksmith

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

Lawford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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