History of Ridgewell (Ridgwell)

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History of Ridgewell (Ridgwell) >> 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. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:


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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 Joseph Baynes
William Bowman, plumber, painter, etc.
Rev. Samuel Bridge, ( Independent)
William Chaplin, corn miller
William Howard, beer retailer
Foyster Hewlett, victualler, King's Head
Rev. Francis Hurst, M.A., vicar
William Hustler, blacksmith
Mrs Sarah Paul, Richmond Place
John Pennell, cool dealer
George Smith, beerhouse
Ezekiel Sore, corn miller
Robert Ward, carpenter
Allen Ward, blacksmith and wheelwright.
Emily Ward, straw hat maker
Benjamin White, blacksmith
James Winch, parish clerk and sexton

William Chaplin, (miller, Moat Farm
John Edward Chaplin, Three Chimneys
Joseph Cock, Great Town Farm
William Fitch, and butcher
James Gatward, Sill Farm
Charles Giblin, Ridgwell Hall
William Howard, Great Norton
George Norden, Ridgwell Hill
Hayden Reeve, and horse dealer
Mrs Mary Ann Sharp, Essex Farm
Samuel Smoothy, Causeway
John Yeldham, Little Norton

Bakers, etc.
Thomas Cole
Peter Goody
Rebecca Humphrey
William Smith

Robert Lilley
Isaac Osborne
David Smee

William Bartrup
Thomas Cole
Henry Hemstead, and gardener
Lewis Lilley
John Pearson

George Gunn
Cyril Smee

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Ridgewell - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Ridgewell - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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