History of Rivenhall
Houses at Silver End, Rivenhall, in the art deco-style.
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History of Rivenhall >> 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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Marked * are at Rivenhall End, and + at Silver End.
* James Barnard, shopkeeper. and victualler, Fox
+ John Beckwith, carpenter, shopkeeper, and victualler, Western Arms
* Miss Ann Blackburn
* Thomas Brown, gun and black smith
Henry Dixon, Esq., Doreward's Hall
Rev. Bradford Denne Hawkins, M.A., rector and rural dean, Rectory
+ James Holliday, beerhouse and shopkeeper.
Thomas Keeble, miller, Wither's Green
Elijah Rayner, post office, and Mrs. Rayner, school mistress
* Joseph Stammers, wheelwright
George Taber, gardener, florist, and seedsman, Rose Cottage
Rev. Sir John Page Wood, Bart., L.L.B., Rivenhall Place
Edwin Henry Webb, butler
print published 1834
Joseph Beckwith, Whiteheads
John Granger, Rivenhall House
John Hutley, Park Gate
Jonathan Hutley, Rivenhall Hall
Lawrence Orpen, Lanhams
William Porter Jnr.
George Potter, Hoo Hall
Thomas George Smith, Withers
Anthony Cooke Warricker, Park Pales
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Rivenhall - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Rivenhall - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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