History of Leigh on Sea

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Leigh-on-Sea, c.1965
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History of Leigh on Sea >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - 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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Bakers, etc.
George Barnard
George Fairchild
John Gilson
Lewis James
William Henry Harrison
John Partridge
Abraham Surridge
Benjamin Surridge
Henry Surridge
G. Thompson

Basket Makers.
Isaac Balls
William Brewer

Mary Goldstone
Daniel Heigho
William Thompson
John Ulton

Boot and Shoemakers.
Matthew Emery
George Fretten
Benjamin Page
Isaac Partridge
William Phillips
Nathan Quilter
William Willison

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Boat Builders.
John Bundock
Thomas Bundock
James Mitchell

Samuel Brewer
John Joscelyne
Joseph Osborne,
John Surridge
Thomas Surridge

Carpenters, etc.
David Cook
Burling Sharp
William Thorp, builder
John Toppsfield

William Busby
Lewis James
Benjamin Surridge
Henry Thompson
J. B. Thompson
William Thompson

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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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