History of Orsett

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History of Orsett >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.

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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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William Archer, harness maker, etc.
Mrs. J. Baker, Hall
Charles Aylin
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.
James Heathcote
Samuel Saunders
John Wallis
Alfred Woollings

John Oakley
Thomas Oakley

Thomas Lee
Elizabeth Marling
James Wade

Corn Millers.
Richard James
William Woollings

John Abrey
Thomas Ashford
Joshua Binder
Richard Bright
Joseph Brookes
William Cook
Edward Gowers, Nightingale House
Charles Greenaway
William Leavers
Samuel Newcome
Mrs. Randall
Henry Sackett
Daniel Stammers
Joseph Stammers
John Waters
Henry Woolings
George Wordley
John Wordley
Josiah Wordley

Robert Schooling
James Simpson

W.H. Kay
Thomas Mott

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

Orsett - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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