History of Paglesham

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History of Paglesham >> 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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John Allen, farmer, New Sail
George Puller Browning, oyster grower
Catherine Chettle, schoolmistress
John Coe, farmer, South Sail
George Clarke, shopkeeper and beerhouse
Henry Cross, farmer, Church Hall,
John Deerey and Mrs, school
Rev. James Harris, rector
William Kemp, boat builder
William Laver, farmer, East Sail
William Prentice, shoemaker
George Rice, grocer, etc., Post Office
David Robinson, carpenter
James Robinson carpenter and shopkpr
Charles Smith, bricklayer
Henry Smith, shoemaker
William Snell, blacksmith
Thomas Stebbing, brickmaker and farmer, West Hall
Henry Ward, victualler, Plough and Sail
John Whitney, farmer, Wallasea Island
Mrs Charlotte Wiseman, farmer
Frederick John Wiseman, oyster grower
James Wiseman, oyster grower
Edward Wolf, parish clerk and dredger
William Wolf, victualler, Punch Bowl

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

Paglesham - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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