History of Ramsey
Post Office Corner, Ramsey, c.1955
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Ramsey >> White's Directory 1863
White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.
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.
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 Abbott, shoemaker
James Barker, Esq., Stour Hall
Elijah Blackshield, shopkeeper
Robert Brooks, miller and baker; h Little Bentley
Rev. William Bull, M.A., vicar
George Ball, baker and shopkeeper, Castle Inn,
Mr John Cann
William Deex, thatcher and Edward Deex, bailiff
Samuel Dunace, shoemaker
John Ellis, baker, etc.
Stephen Ellis, blacksmith
John Everson, parish clerk
George Francis, corn miller
Edward Garrott, wheelwright and carpenter
James Gladden and Isaac Gladden, sheep shearers
Samuel King, blacksmith
Jane Morton, schoolmistress
Joseph Saxby, shopkeeper
William Orford Ward, gardener and victualler, Nelson
James Wickham, shopkeeper
E. Young and W. Young, bricklayers
Amis Hempson, and maltster, Hill House
James Rayner, South House
Waller Langford Sainsbury, South Hall
Mrs J. South, Foulton Hall
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Ramsey - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Ramsey - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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