History of Rochford

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The Hall, Rochford, c.1955
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History of Rochford >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.

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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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William Carter
James Cook and Thomas Cook
Frederick Johnson
Thomas Johnson
John Kemp

Thomas Cause
William Hart
Joseph Stock
William Stock
James Warren

John Allen
John Allen, jun.
Samuel Garrad
Joseph Marsh
William Mascall
Thomas Wright

James Livermore
Thomas Raymond

George Marsh
William Payne
George Winterbon

Gardeners and Greengrocers
James Barnes
Henry Bell
James Bridge
Jacob Butcher
James Gibbs
James Harris
George Murrell
Steven Shuttleworth
James Taylor
Timothy Thorogood
Robert Wild

Grocers, etc.
Henry Brown
William White Gillingham, and china dealer
William Gower
James Higgleton
Thomas Mc Durmid
Frederick Scott
Josiah Webb

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William Moss
John Smith

William Collis
Jesse David Garrod
Williarn Quy, and upholsterer

Mrs Mary Alien
Mrs Mc Dunnid
Mrs Quinton
Mrs West
Sarah Wiggins

Plumbers, Painters and Glaziers.
Robert Asbey
George Burgess
Jonathan Hardy

George Burrows
Henry Hart
William Wood

Samuel Arnold Alfred
Thomas Hunt Robert
William Liddell
Nicholas Ventris

George Naunton
James Underwood

Thomas Baker
Thomas Freeman
Thomas Gladwell
James Harrington
Thomas Lindsell and coach builder

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

Rochford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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