History of Rochford

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History of Rochford >> White's Directory 1848 - Part 2

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.

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:


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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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Boot and Shoemakers.
Henry Blanks
William Brown
William Claydon
Henry Mann
John Newman
James Pryke
Samuel Stewart
George Turner
John White
Henry Wood

Thomas Cause
Joseph Stock
John Thorn

John Allen
Samuel Garrad
Mary Mascall

Samuel Dennis
James Livermore (and brewer)
James Tedder

Arthur Harrington
Charles Kernot
William Raynham (and veterinary surgeon)

Grocers, etc.
William White Gillingham
William Gower
Thomas McDurmid
John Mills
Nicholas Ventris

Hair Dressers.
William Moss
John Smith

Linen and Wool Drapers.
Geoge Marsh
Morton Miller
George Winterbon

Mrs. Harridge
Mrs. Johnson
Mrs. McDurmid
Emma Mann
Miss Scott
Mary Wilson

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Robert Asby
George Burgess
Jonathan Harvey

George Burrows
William Woods

Smith and Farriers.
George Beard
Isaac Clark
Joseph Whittingham

John Grabham M.D.
John Green
Richard Hodges

John Aylett
Benjamin Boyden
Why. Croxson
John Raymond

Charles Carter
P.H. Gullock

William Freeman
Mrs. Watts

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

Rochford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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