History of Potter Street

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St Mary Magdalene Church, Potter Street, c.1955
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History of Potter Street >> 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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Rev. William Thomas Beckett M.A., incumbent of Potter Street
John Chew, relieving office and registrar
Rev. John Gipps (Baptist)
Rev. David Lewes, curate of Latton
John Poole, auctioneer and valuer
James Saltwell, bricklayer
Charles Samuel, hair dresser
John Wilson, gentleman
Benjamin Debnam, blacksmith
Joseph Phillips, corn miller
James Hutchin, grocer and draper
James Wallis, farmer
Charles Lambert, tailor
Charles White, wheelwright

Inns and Taverns.
James Bull, King's Head
William Aylett, Red Lion

Peter Cleary, Grammar School
William Kent
Mary Wolf, National School

William Aylett
James Hutchin
Joseph Tyser

Boot and Shoe Makers.
Charles Lewsey
John Parson
John Smith

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Potter Street - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Potter Street - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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