History of Leigh on Sea

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History of Leigh on Sea >> 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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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)

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Henry Davy, Martha Busby, Harriet Tibbell, National
William Sayer, Ann Biggs and Mary Norton, Lady Sparrow's

George Barnard
George Fairchild
John Gilson
Lewis James
Benjamin Surridge
Henry Surridge
Henry Thompson
Josiah Webb

Basket Makers.
Isaac Balls
William Brewer (and cooper)

Henry Golstone
John Loten

Boot and Shoe Makers.
Matthew Emery
George Fretten
John Johnson
Benjamin Page
Isaac Patridge
John Willison

Boat Builders.
Thomas Bundock
James Wiseman

Joseph Ausborne
Joseph Joscelyne
John Surridge

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Josiah Crabb
Nathan Davy (and boat builder)

Coal Merchants.
Thomas Austin
Henry Goldstone
William Foster
David Montague

William Brewer
Thomas Busby
Richard Codlin
Henry Frost
Benjamin Surridge
Henry Thompson
Josiah Webb

Elizabeth Little
E.W. Oakley

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Leigh on Sea - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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