History of Saffron Walden

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History of Saffron Walden >> White's Directory 1848

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

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John Adams, museum keeper
Mrs. Mary Ann Archer
Samuel Ashford, salesman
Gilbert Barnett, excise officer
Henry Beans, rope and sack manufacturer
Thomas Beek, clark
Rev. O.H. Belfour, curate of Debden
James Blades, Primitive Methodists Minister
John Bodley, excise officer
James Bowtell, poulterer
Lord Braybroke, and his sons, the Hon. Richard Cornwallis Neville Griffin, Charles C.N., Henry A.N., Latimer N., and Grey N. Griffin, Audley End
George Brightwen, cashier
William Campling, high constable
Nathaniel Catlin, gentleman
George Chapman, Sewer's End
William Chater, nursery and seedsman, and parish clerk
Rev. Ralph Clutton, B.D., vicar, surrogate, and rural dean, Vicarage
Mrs. Francis Cornell
Roger Cracknall, plasterer
Mrs. Anna Maria Day
Richard Day, grocer
David Dickson, architect, Audley End
William Drane, green grocer
James Dewberry, beadle
John Emson, gentleman
Henry Erswell, fruitier
Mr. Daniel Fairman
Mrs. Fiske
Robert Fiske, gentleman
Rev. Alfred Fowler, B.A., master of Grammar School
Samuel Joshua Francis, sexton, town crier, and clerk of market
William Bennet Freeland, solicitor
John Thomas Frye, professor of music
John Furlong, gun maker
Thomas Westrop Gayton,Esq.
Mrs. Ann Gibson
Wyatt GeorgeGibson and George Stacey Gibson and Francis Gibson, Esqs., bankers
Henry Gibson, bank clerk

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Houses in Church Street, Saffron Walden.
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John Good
Mrs. Ann Gorthorn
Charles Grainger, chimney sweeper
Thomas Day Green, grocer
Mrs. Mery Green
Thomas Hardwick, fishmonger and fruitier
Rev. Nathaniel Haycroft, (Baptist) George Haylock, brick and tile maker
Thomas Hills, clerk
Mrs. Rachel Hopkins
Richard Horton, land agent to Lord Baybroke, Audley End
James Housden, cowkeeper
Thomas Johnson, ironmonger
Jane Kemp adn Son, coach makers
John Latten, supervisor
George Lawrence, accountant
James Levi, glover
John Manistree, coffee house
Rev. John Marten, (Baptist) Charles Tessier Master, solicitor and town clerk
Mrs. Emma Mickley
Robert Moss, foreman
Mrs. Ann Munton
Mrs. Elizabeth Nockolds, Audley End
Mrs. Ann Onion
Thomas Overton, dyer
Mrs. Maria Paul
Thomas Perring, accountant and registrar of marriages
Mrs. Frances Player
Rev. Frederick Pollard, (Independent) Simon Powell, gamekeeper
George Prior, basket maker
William Proctor, relieving officer and registrar
Mrs. Sarah Pullen, Audley End
William Pursey
Joseph Richards and Mary Richards, master and matron, Union Workhouse
John Rickard
William Rider, ironmonger
John Stephenson Robson, grocer
John Ruse
George Savill, cattle dealer
Mercy Smith, letter carrier
Thomas Smith, tanner
Mrs. Elizabeth Smoothy
Mrs. Elizabeth Spicer
George Stokes, clerk
Joseph Lecand Taylor, brewer, etc
William Taylor, brewer
Henry Taylor, manager
William Thomas
Robert Thurgood, solicitor and union clerk
Richard Driver Thurgood, solicitor
William Thurgood, solicitor and clerk to Borough Magistrates
Joseph Travis, naturalist
Francis Turner, postmaster
Robert Turner, tallow chandler
Rev. Edmund Wheeler, B.A., curate
Rev. Josiah Wilkinson, (Baptist)
Miss Elizabeth Willsher
Mrs. Susan Wilson
Rev. John Wise, M.A., curate

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