Leigh-on-Sea, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Leigh on Sea >> White's Directory 1863
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:
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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Alfred Archer, farmer, Heath
Mr James Baxter
Arthur Bentall, former
Thomas Bradley, surgeon
Captain William Henry Brand, R.N.
Charles Churchyard, blacksmith
James Cockett, principal coast officer
Lawrence Davis, farmer, Elms
Richard Codlin, tailor
Mr George Cook
Mr John Death
Samuel Dolby, fish hawker
Captain John Fotheringham
John Gooding, gardener
Rev. John Harris (Wesleyan)
George Harvey, plumber, painter, etc.
Stephen Harvey, Park Farm
Rev. Ridley Herschell, Leigh Cottage
Rev. William Edward Heygate, M.A., curate
D. Hicks farmer; h London
Solomon Hipsley, draper
Mrs F. Johnson, schoolmistress
James Joscelyne, blacksmith
William Kemp, bricklayer, etc.
Rev. Walker King, M.A., rector
William Lungley, coal dealer
John Osborne, farmer and dealer
Abraham Partridge, oyster merchant
John Plumb, oyster merchant
Thomas Plumb, fisherman
James Quilter, general dealer
John Arthur Bay, schoolmaster
D.B. Scratton farmer, Bellfair
Barling Sharp, builder, etc.
Thomas Shaw, master mariner
John Spence, Leigh House Farm
Nathaniel Theobald, gardener
John Bayly Thompson, parish clerk, insurance agent, and grocer
High Street, Leigh on SeaLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
William Thorp, builder, etc.
William Thorp, gardener and crier
John Threadgold, farmer; h Sutton
George Threadgold, potter
William James Tozer, coast guard
Mrs Jane Turner, milliner
Robert Turnidge, dealer
Richard Twist, station master
Miss Eliza Wade, Leigh Hall
Mrs Elizabeth Wendon
Charles White, marine store dealer
Inns and Taverns.
Bell, Walter Burroughs
Crooked Billet, Isaac Watts
King's Head, Richard Phillips
Peter Boat, Thomas Robinson
Ship, William Young
Smack, John Bayford
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Leigh on Sea - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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