History of Rettendon
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History of Rettendon >> 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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Those marked * are in Battlebridge
John Barnard, blacksmith
Stephen Asser Bell, schoolmaster
* John Bone, carpenter
William Borrodell, brick and drain pipe maker, corn miller and baker
Elizabeth Bowton, blacksmith
Isaac Clarke, wheelwright
John Farrow, swine dealer
Thomas Green, victualler, Bell
Joseph Jones, parish clerk
John Kendall, butcher
* Edward Mann, victualler, Hawk Inn
R.W. Meeson, coal and lime merchant
William Murray, police officer
* James Pavitt, corn miller
Mrs. Rebecca Richens
William Savill, carpenter
Samuel South, baker, etc.
William Storey, bricklayer
Rev. Samuel Wilkes Ward, M.A., rector
James Borrodell, Hall
William Borrodell, Mill Hill
James Chapman, Hyde Hall
Henry Cleeve appraiser, Rettendon Place
Samuel Jenkins, and shopkeeper
James Frederick Pert wee, Brick House
Robert Raven, Hyde House
* Joseph Havers
* Abraham Marsh
* Daniel Marsh
* George James Benson
Frederick Thomas Griggs
* Samuel Benson
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Rettendon - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Rettendon - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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