History of Purleigh

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History of Purleigh >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - 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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Charles Croxon, butcher
Edward Croxon, victualler, Bell Inn
James Furlong, plumber, painter, etc.
Frederick Newbold, tailor
William Playle, wheelwright
Samuel Rayner, saddler, etc.
George Grinley Sharpe M.D.
Rev. Robert Francis Walker M.A., curate, Rectory

Mr. Barritt and Mrs. Sly, Free School
Miriam Saward, National school
Harriet Matilda Sharpe
James Trussell

Cornelius Barritt
William Bott
John Brooks, Hamlet
Charles Houghton Clarke, Waltons
James Clarke, Frerne and Sacklets
William Clarke, Purleigh Hall
John Cooper
J. Girling, Hamlet
George Corder, East-croft
Thomas Davy, Purleigh Barns
Sarah Ellis, Scotts and Barns
William Gale, Hyde Marsh
William Grainger, Hill Farm
William Hickford, Andrews
Joseph Jarvis, Wood Farm
Mrs. Jasper, Dye Goods
A.C. Johnson, Gate Farm
Robert Kemp
William Parnell
Edward Knight, Marsh House
Edward Middleditch, Wash
John Ram, Rookery
William Raven, Wash
George Raven, Redgates
George Riley
Pattisson Rutt, Purleigh Lodge

Edward Baker
George Raven
Edward Salmon

James Bonner
Ellen Barker
William Frankland
George Hedge
William Mansfield

John Harris
Eliza Hawkes
Samuel Kemp

William Frankland
Robert Kemp, builder

Corn Millers.
Robert Mecklenburgh
William Raven

Frederick Borritt
William Bridge
Joseph Keys
Daniel Knights
William Matthams

Edmund Brooks
Samuel Theobald (and draper)

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

Purleigh - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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