History of Layer de la Haye

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History of Layer de la Haye >> 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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Benjamin Baker, carpenter
George Bullock, hawker
Rev. John Dewhurst M.A., incumbent of Layer de la Hay and Berechurch
John Finch, cooper
Charles Hunwick, blacksmith, Cross
John Royce, miller, Great House
Evatt Sanders, maltster, Malting Green
Richard Steer, victualler, Fox Inn
William Thompson, wheelwright
James Woodward, bricklayer
Mrs E. Woodward, schoolmistress

Joseph Appleby
James Baker
Susan Dalins
Richard Foster
William Garrard, Blind Knights
Daniel Gentry (and butcher)
John Grimwood
Charles Hall, Wicks
John Pearson, Esq.
John Tracey, Rye
Richard Ardleigh Walford
John Watkinson

John Allen
Charles Theobald

Robert Adams
James Goodacre

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Layer de la Haye - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Layer de la Haye - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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