History of Roydon
River Stort, Roydon, c.1955
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Roydon >> 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.
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James Barltrop, shopkeeper and smith
George Borham, shopkeeper
William Charles Camp, grocer and draper
Thomas Collin, Esq., Mount Pleasant
Abraham Cook, shoemaker
David Cook, shoemaker
Samuel Dowsett, blacksmith
James Fairchild, bricklayer
Curtis Franklin, corn dealer
Samuel Garratt, corn miller
Thomas Hills, carpenter and builder
William Keep, machine owner
William Lawrance, baker, etc.
Thomas Moore, butcher
Robert Neale, grocer and draper
John Pamphilon, plumber, glazier, insurance agent, etc.
John Price, station master
Rev. Alfred Pyne, B.A., vicar
Charles Roe, free schoolmaster
John Saling, blacksmith
Joseph Sibley, gent., Roydon Hamlet
John Webb, carrier to London
Brodie Mc Ghie Willcox, Esq., M.P., Roydon Lodge
Inns and Taverns.
Black Swan, Simon Cannon, saddler
Fox and Hounds (commercial), Joseph Poster
New Inn, Charles Speller
White Hart, James Cornell
Richard Bug, and farrier
John Philip Cornell
Richard George Noble
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Roydon - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Roydon - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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