History of Orsett
King's Arms PH, Orsett.
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History of Orsett >> 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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William Archer, harness maker, etc.
Mrs. J. Baker, Hall
William Binder, builder and undertaker
Rev. James Blomfield B.D., rector and rural dean
John Crisp Boggis, relieving officer
Arthur Brookes, victualler, King's Arms
Mrs. Sarah Burls, Orsett Cottage
Golden Clark, wheelwright and shopkeeper
David Corbet, surgeon and registrar
Miss Field, ladies' school
George Finch and John Finch, wheelwrights and carpenters
George Finch, agent to Sun Life office
Mary Ann Finch, dressmakers
Mary Fletcher, victualler, Crown
Samuel Fletcher, hairdresser
Thomas Fordham, gardener, etc.
Mrs. Gilbert, victualler, Swan
Mr. Weston John Gowers, Nightingale Hall
James Haywood, tea dealer
Sarah Jackson, matron, Workhouse
George Larkin, builder, grocer, and beerhouse
George Maconachie A.M., boarding academy, Orsett House
Samuel Newcombe, gentleman
Radcliffe Philpot, carpenter and shopkeeper
John Powell, grocer and draper
Mary Ann Ramplee, victualler, George
Mr William Ramplee
Jonas Read, master of Free School
Henry Robinson, master of Workhouse
J.W. Rumsey, master of Diocesan School
James Saunders, plumber, painter, etc.
David Smith, police inspector
Joseph Spurgeon, bricklayer
George John Stokes M.D., surgeon
Lawrence Thurgood, victualler, Cock
William Trower, watch maker
Bakers and Corn Dealers.
Edward Gowers, Nightingale House
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Orsett - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Orsett - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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