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History of Messing >> White's Directory 1863
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:
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 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
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
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
William Sach, carrier to Colchester
Boot and Shoemakers.
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