Rayne, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Rayne >> 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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Mr Benjamin Barnard
Robert Dodd, beerhouse and shopkeeper
Julia Dunbar, schoolmistress makers, iron-founders, etc.
Edward Goss, machine maker, etc.
John Hance, shoemaker
Edward Harvey, victualler, Black Swan
Rev. William Spence Hemming, M.A., rector
William Lake, grocer and draper
Fanny Lazell, victualler, Cherry Tree
Oswald Robert Newman, brewer, maltster, and butcher
Samuel Newman, auctioneer, builder, surveyor, cooper, etc.
Philemon Page, bricklayer
Thomas Potter, blacksmith
Charles Rix, baker, etc.
Mr Daniel Clapton Rolfe
John Stammers, baker, etc.
Rev. James Tweed, M.A.
Samuel Vale, shoemaker
Charles Young, blacksmith
Richard Andrews, Esq., Old Hall
George Alfred Brunwin, Haverhill
Thomas Brunwin, Goulds
John Darby, Broadfields
Thomas Davey, Rayne Lodge
Edward Gross, Street Farm
Alfred Hardy, Rayne Hall
Thomas Rolfe, (and miller), Pound
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Rayne - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Rayne - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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