History of Little Bentley

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History of Little Bentley >> 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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James Arthy, baker and shopkeeper
James Barling, blacksmith
Matthew Bromley, beerhouse
Nathaniel Bromley, brewer and maltster
Frederick Brook, corn miller
Carrington Cooper, butcher
John Jennings, beerhouse
James Meyer, shoemaker
Thomas Salmon, wheelwright
Samuel Seger, carpenter
Rev. Henry Richard Somers Smith M.A., Rectory
Amos South, shopkeeper

William Barber, Red House
Frederick Brooks
Nathaniel Bromley
Pettit Bull, Dairy Farm
William Chisnall, Church Farm
Thomas Girling, Welhams
Joseph Page, (and maltster)
Richard Manning, Providence
James Norman, White House

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Little Bentley - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Little Bentley - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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