St Mary Magdalene Church, Potter Street, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Potter Street >> White's Directory 1863
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1863 directory is the 1861 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.
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Rev. John Gipps (Baptist)
John Parrish, hurdle and rake maker
John Pool, sec. to Archery Society, etc.
William Redding, registrar and relieving off.
Rev. William Scott, incumbent of St. Mary Magdalen
John Parsons, boot and shoemaker
James Bull, bricklayers
Joseph Bowyer, butcher
John Izard, carpenter
Charles Lambert, tailor
Joseph Phillips, corn miller
William White, wheelwright
Mrs Lewsey, Potter Street Post Office
William Wilson, gardener
Inns and Taverns.
George, Boaz Battell
King's Head, James Bull
Red Lion, George Burton
White Horse, Mrs Hannah Warner
Academies and Schools.
Peter Cleary (Boarding)
Miss E. Raymond (Ladies')
Grocers and Drapers.
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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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