Leigh-on-Sea, c.1960Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Leigh on Sea >> White's Directory 1848
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:
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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Thomas Austin, David Austin, oyster merchants
James Bammon, farmer
Arthur Bentall, farmer
Nathaniel Bradley, surgeon
Thomas Bradley, surgeon, Prospect House
Lieut. William Brand, R.N. master of the coast guard
William Burn, saddler, etc.
Richard Codlin, tailor, etc.
Rev. Robert Eden, rector and rural dean, Rectory
William Green, assistant water bailiff
George Harvey, plumber, painter, etc.
Rev. Herbert Hawkins M.A., curate
James Joscelyne, blacksmith
William Henry King, chief custom house officer and collector
Edmund Lamprell, farmer, Leigh House
David Montague, brick and pot maker, and lime and coal merchant
Samuel Pope, gardener
Richard Thorn, bricklayer
John Wade, Samuel Wade, farmers, Hall
William Webb, farmer, Heath
Samuel Wendon, gentleman, New House
Henry Whitfield, hair dresser
William Wilkin, furniture broker
Inns and Taverns.
Sarah Joscelyne, Bell
William Rolph Hay, Crooked Billet
William Foster, King's Head
William Ruffell, Ship (and butcher)
The Strand, Leigh on SeaLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Henry Davy, Martha Busby, Harriet Tibbell, National
William Sayer, Ann Biggs and Mary Norton, Lady Sparrow's
William Brewer (and cooper)
Boot and Shoe Makers.
High Street, Leigh on SeaLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Nathan Davy (and boat builder)
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Leigh on Sea - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Leigh on Sea - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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