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History of Panfield >> White's Directory 1848
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. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:
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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John Butcher, blacksmith, wheelwright, and parish clerk
John Baker Newman, carpenter and victualler, Bell Inn
Rev. Robert Lemon Page M.A., Rectory
John Reynolds, shoemaker
John Willis, bricklayer
Martin Willis, shoemaker
Steel Willis, bricklayer, shopkeeper, and beerhouse
Farmers (* are Owners.)
* John Barnard, Light Waters
Henry Byford, Lee Thongs
Nancy Challis, Perry Childs
John Lambert, Panfield Hall
Stephen Metson, Cold Hall
George Pool, Great Priory
John Ratcliff, Little Priory
* Thomas White, Panfield Farm
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Panfield - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Panfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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