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History of Rettendon >> White's Directory 1848
For Battlesbridge, also see Rawreth.
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.
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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John Baker, parish clerk
Stephen Asser Bell, schoolmaster
John Bone, carpenter
James Borrodell, miller and baker
Richard Bowton, blacksmith
Isaac Clarke, wheelwright
Samuel Jenkins, victualler, Bell Inn
John Kendall, butcher and carrier
William Lucas, miller (Rawreth)
Edward Mann, victualler, Hawk Inn
Richard James Meeson, William Meeson, coal and lime merchants
Richard James Meeson, Marine Cottage
Samuel South, baker
William Storey, bricklayer, etc.
Mr. Thomas Taylor
Rev. Samuel Wilks Waud M.A., rector
Francis John Bourne
Philip Carter, Gosses
Henry Cleeve, Rettendon Place
William Cleeve, Saltersdown
John Marsh, Renshaws
Henry Patmer, Rettendon Hall
William Pertwee, jun., Little Hayes
Robert Raven, Hyde House
William Taylor, Hyde Hall
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