History of Orsett
The Old Bakery, Orsett.
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History of Orsett >>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.
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 saddler, etc.
Richard Baker Wingfield Baiter, Esq., Orsett Hall
Rev. William De Foe Baker, M.A., curate
George Biddell, surveyor, superintendent registrar, etc.
Rev. James Blomfield, B.D., rector and rural dean
Golden Clark, wheelwright and shopkeeper
David Corbet, M.D., surgeon and registrar
Rea Corbet, surgeon
Miss Elizabeth Field, boarding school
John Finch., wheelwright and builder
Mrs Susan Finch, agent to Sun Fire Office
James Fisk, rate collector, etc.
Samuel Fletcher, hair dresser, etc.
Mr Thomas Fordham
John Harper, carpenter and wheelwgt.
Charles Howard, carpenter and builder
George Kibble, beerseller
George Larkin, builder. and shopkpr.
George Maconachie, A. M. boarding academy, Orsett House
Mrs Elizabeth Mortimer, matron, Workhs.
Samuel Newcome, Esq. White Croft
Richard North, plumber, painter, etc.
George Oakley, blacksmith
Henry George Prior, Workhouse School
John Reeve, bricklayer, etc.
William Reeve, farm bailiff
George Rutledge, police inspector
James Sanders, plumber, painter, etc.
Joseph Sills, master of Workhouse
Miss Watson, Workhouse School
Inns and Taverns.
Cook, Daniel Partridge, mason
Crown, William Robert Holley, tailor
George, Charles Aylen
Greyhound, Thomas Bray (and shopkeeper)
King's Arms, John Hayler
Swan, William Loveday, and shopkeeper
Boot and Shoemakers.
Mrs S. Ashford
Blyth and Squier
William Cobb Cook
Mrs Mary Eve
Mrs M. Randall
William Henry Sackett
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Orsett - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Orsett - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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