History of Lawford

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History of Lawford >> White's Directory 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. 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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George Edward Barnes victualler, Station Hotel
Offwood Bendall, machine maker, ironmonger, etc.
James Bloom, saddler, etc.
William Bunnett cooper and joiner
Thomas Burgess, blacksmith
William Long Cant, baker and shopkpr.
Mrs Hannah Clark, schoolmistress
Isaac Clover, corn miller and merchant, Sherbourne Mills
Thomas Cook, farmer; h Ardleigh
Mrs Clara Cox, Lawford Place
John Culham, shoemaker
Henry Daniels, victualler, King's Arms
Henry Fitch, rope and twine maker
James Frostick, parish clerk
Newton Gardiner, wheelwright and carpenter
James Gilbert, cattle dealer
Mrs. Mary Greene, Lawford Hall
Samuel Johnson, farmer, Grange
William Kent, baker and shopkeeper
James May, miller, Lawford Mill
Rev. Charles Merivale, B.D., Rectory
Alexander Mitchell, farm steward
Thomas William Nunn, Esq., Lawford House
Samuel Baker Page, butcher and farmer
George Parker, farmer
Robert Payne, farmer and cattle dealer
Robert Powell, toll collector
Thomas Richardson, farmer
George Thomas Sadler, farmer, Dale Hall
Miss Sarah Sage, schoolmistress
John Spooner, baker and grocer
William Spooner shoemaker and beerhouse
Robert Strutt, shoemaker, music composer, and beer seller
William Unwin, blacksmith
Charles Wood, shopkeeper

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

Lawford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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