History of Purleigh
Bell Inn PH, Purleigh.
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History of Purleigh >> 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.
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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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
John Brooks, Hamlet
Charles Houghton Clarke, Waltons
James Clarke, Frerne and Sacklets
William Clarke, Purleigh Hall
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
Edward Knight, Marsh House
Edward Middleditch, Wash
John Ram, Rookery
William Raven, Wash
George Raven, Redgates
Pattisson Rutt, Purleigh Lodge
Robert Kemp, builder
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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