History of 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. 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.

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

Beer Houses.
John Dring
James Halls, Heath
Samuel South

William Dowsett
John May

William Ardlie
Thomas Cowlen
Abraham Johnson
Isaac Lone
George More, Lodge
John Porter and Samuel Porter
Daniel Potter
James Poulton, Park
Henry Rush
Elizabeth Sach
William Saddler
William Saddler, jun.

Plumbers, etc.
Robert Busfield
Henry Sargeant

John Cooper, jun.
William Richardson
George South

Charles Denny
William Good
John Wass, Heath
William Wright, Heath

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

Messing - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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