History of Messing
Lodge Road, Messing.
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History of Messing >> White's Directory 1848
White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1848 directory is the 1851 census.
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.
My ancestor lived here at this time, but why aren't they listed here? Answer: Not everyone appeared in a trade directory. Please read our Trade Directories article.
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Thomas Beckwith, policeman
John Chaplin, victualler, King's Head
Thomas Everard, auctioneer, etc.
Thomas Fitch, butcher and victualler, Queen's Head
Mrs. Hannah Foreman
George Green, baker, etc.
James Harvey, Post Office
Rev. Thomas Henderson M.A., vicar, rural dean, and preby. of St. Pauls
Mr Nathaniel Little
William Mead, carpenter and builder
John Moss, seed grower
William Polley, saddler, etc.
Henry Howard Rush and Son, brewers and maltsters
Mrs Sargeant and Miss Pegram, schoolmistresses
Samuel Thorn, bricklayer and parish clerk
Rev. Henry Wadmore, curate
James Halls, Heath
George More, Lodge
John Porter and Samuel Porter
James Poulton, Park
William Saddler, jun.
John Cooper, jun.
John Wass, Heath
William Wright, Heath
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