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History of Rayne >> White's Directory 1848
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. 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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Those marked * are in Felsted Parish
Rev. R. N. Blaker, curate, Rectory
Mrs. Charlotte Carless
Robert Dodd, beerhouse
Edward Goss, ironfounder and agricultural machine maker
Samuel Newman, auctioneer, builder, surveyor, cooper, and wheelwright
Oswald Robert Newman, butcher, brewer, and victualler, Cherry Tree
* Philemon Page, bricklayer
Lucy Stapleton, schoolmistress (National)
Thomas Stock and Mr. Burton, victuallers, Black Swan Inn
Farmers (+ are owners).
+ Andrew Richards, Old Hall
Richard Baines, Rayne Lodge
Isaac Brunwin, Haverhill
Thomas Brunwin, Goulds
+ Edward Goss
+ Samuel Newman
Oswald Robert Newman
+ Philemon Rolfe, (and miller), Pound
+ Robert Rolfe, and Philemon Robert
Daniel Clapton Rolfe and Thomas Rolfe, Rayne Hall
* Charles Rix
* John Stammers
* Thomas Fuller
* John Stammers
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Rayne - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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