History of Orsett

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The Old Bakery, Orsett.
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History of Orsett >>White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - 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 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
Mrs Hunt
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
Miss Sackett
Mrs Wordley
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

Bakers, etc.
*Samuel Sanders
John Wallis
Alfred Woollings

Boot and Shoemakers.
John Carter
Robert Schooling

Butchers.
James Bridge
James Bush

Corn Millers.
Richard James
William Woollings

Farmers.
Mrs S. Ashford
Blyth and Squier
Joshua Binder
Richard Bright
Bird Buckenham
William Cobb Cook
Mrs Mary Eve
Thomas Fordham
Charles Francis
Charles Greenaway
Stephen Manning
Mrs M. Randall
William Henry Sackett
John Wallis
Alfred Wollings
William Woollings
George Woollings
Josiah Wordley
George Wordley

Grocers, etc.
Golden Clark
George Larkin
William Loveday
Eliza Oakley
Henry Owers
Elizabeth Powell

Schools.
Miss Harrison
Charles Rowley
Miss Sharpies

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

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Orsett - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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