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History of Messing >> 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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Thomas Brown, builder and joiner
John Cowlen, saddler, etc.
William Dowsett, blacksmith
Rev. Cosmo Spencer Gordon, vicar
George Green, baker, etc.
Edwin Maddy, Esq., D.C.L., Hill House
Mrs. Elizabeth Mills
James Harvey
Mrs. Nathaniel Ottway, schoolmasters
William Thomas Polley, saddler
Mary Runnicle, butcher
Henry Hayward Bush and Son, brewers and maltsters
Rev. Martin Luther Rule, curate
William Siggers, brick maker
James Springett, victualler, Prince of Wales

Inns and Taverns.
Crown, Samuel Thorn, (bricklayer, parish clerk, etc.)
King's Head, James Poulton, wheelwright
Prince of Wales, James Springett
Queen's Head, Mary Fitch

Robert Beard
Samuel Bennett
Thomas Cowlen
Thomas Ely
Edward Moore, (agent to the Earl of Verulam), Lodge
John Moore, Harborough Hall
Mrs. Lucy Moore, Bourchier's Hall
John Moss, Messing Park
George Daniel Ransom, and corn miller)
William Royce, and miller, Hill Farm
Henry Bush, Hayward and Son
William Sadler, Parsonage Farm
Henry Sibley
Joseph Snow

John Drain
William Sach, carrier to Colchester
John Wybrow

Boot and Shoemakers.
Joseph Fermin
William Richardson
George South

Plumbers, etc.
Robert Burfield
Henry Sargeant

Nathan Newby
Henry Sargeant
John Wass

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

Messing - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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