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History of Matching >> 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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George Bennett, corn miller
William Brewster, blacksmith
Samuel Byford, pig dealer and shopkeeper
Jonathan Foster, assistant overseer
Rev. John Houghton, M.A., Vicarage
William Penson, victualler, Fox
William Beloe Rix, surgeon
Thomas Silcock, saddler, etc.
Miss Toy, schoolmistress

Mrs Cornell
Rebecca Dennis
William Kelly

Boot and Shoemakers.
James Hasler
George Rixon
James Wood

Thomas Pratt
Thomas Wilby

Peter Brown
T.O. Barlow
William Davis
Thomas Goodwin
Thomas Griffin
John Hazlewood
William Hazlewood
Joseph Matthews
Walter Petts
Stephen Poole
Daniel Quare
Henry Quare
Tudor Quare, and maltster
Susanna Stone
William Whitnall

Grocers and Drapers.
George Aries
Charles Martin
Walter Petts
William Wood

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Matching - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Matching - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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