History of Pitsea

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Recreation Ground, Pitsea, c.1955
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History of Pitsea >> White's Directory 1848

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

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:


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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.

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 Boutell, wheelwright
Abraham Crooks, blacksmith
Stephen Freeman, builder
William Green, victualler, Bull
Robert Grout, corn miller
James Harrod, baker
John Hickford, shopkeeper
Robert Hide, shopkeeper
William Hunwicks, lighterman
Mrs. Jarvis, schoolmistress
Thomas Smith, victualler, Gun

Daniel Abrey
Josiah Bulwer
John Darby
W. and A. Wright
Robert Talbot, Riggs Farm

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

Pitsea - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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