History of Little Clacton

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History of Little Clacton >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.

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:


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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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Stephen Barham, cattle dealer
Charles Barham, blacksmith and pig dealer
Mrs M. Bines, schoolmistress
Henry Cook, thrashing machine owner
James Cunningham, butcher
John Woods Fisher, grocer and draper
Alfred Funnell, basket maker
Rev. William Green, M.A., vicar
Jacob James, wheelwright and carpenter
Joseph Jeffreys, thatcher and rat catcher
Mr James Lilley
Joseph Lott, schoolmaster
R. Martin, boot and shoe maker
Robert Strutt, butcher and victualler, Blacksmiths' Arms
George Taylor, parish clerk
William Thorrington, grocer, etc.

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George Blundell
John Butcher
John Fisher
Abraham Fisher
George Frost
Thomas Hicks
Sizer Joy
Henry Large
William Laws
John Lott
William Lott
Thomas Lott
Sampson Phillips, Cooks Green
John Sparling
Samuel Sparling
Henry Thorpe
William Thorrington

John Fisher
William Harris
Caroline Hewitt
Elizabeth Leggett

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

Little Clacton - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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