History of Saffron Walden

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History of Saffron Walden >> White's Directory 1863

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

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William FitzroyAckland, law clerk
Mrs Sarah Allen, High Street
William Augar, grinder
Henry Beans and Son, rope and twine makers
Henry Bedwell, excise officer
Misses Blenkinsop A. M. and E. E.
Oliver Bowtell, swine and poultry dealer
Lord Braybrooke, Audley End
Miss Lucy Brightwen
Thomas Brown, dyer, scourer, etc.
Alfred Browning, tax collector
Rev. J.G. Bullock, B.A., curate
Charles Byatt, cowkeeper, Castle Street
A.F. Browning, surveyor of taxes
Mr Henry Burrows
Mrs Cowell
Nathaniel Catlin, Esq., Hogg's green
Thomas Patmore Chalk, carrier
Jabez Jay Chater, nurseryman
Clarke Joseph, curator, Museum
Rev. Ralph Clutton, B.D., vicar rural dean, and surrogate, Vicarage
Thomas Cracknell, clerk
Charles Day, sergeant at mace
William Day, hop factor and manure agent
Richard Elliot, machine maker and engineer, Foundry Lane
Mrs J. Emson
Mr J. Everett
George Esland, rope, sack, etc. manufacturer
Thomas Evans, fancy repository
Mrs Lettuce Fisk, Farmadine House
George Grey Francis, traveller

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Samuel Francis, crier and clerk of market
John Thomas Frye, music professor, etc.
Francis Furlong, gunsmith
Henry Gayler, marine store dealer
Mrs. F. Gibson and Mrs G.W. Gibson
George Stacey Gibson, Esq., banker
Mrs J. Gibson
Mrs E. Gibson
Rev. William Audley Gillson (Baptist)
George Glover, supervisor
Mrs Mary Good
Mrs P. Green
Rev. John Russell Goulty, B.A., (Independent)
Charles Grainger, chimney sweeper
Miss M.E. Green, fancy depot
Thomas Day Green, draper, etc.
Major Henry Hall, Audley Villas
Thomas Hardwick, fishmonger, etc.
William Hart, printer, Mount Pleasant and Mrs C. Haylock
Mrs Hillen
Rev. James Holderness, B.A., curate
James Humphrey, photographer, Copt Hall terrace
Mr Thomas Jay
Charles Houghton
George King, estate agent, etc. (Nockolds and K.)
Simeon John King, land surveyor, assistant overseer, etc.
Mr George Lacey
Mrs Jane Kemp
Joseph Lagden, seedsman, etc.
Charles Levi, glover, etc.
Rev. John Marten, (G. Baptist), Copt Hall
Rev. J. Moore, Methodist
Mrs Midgley
Robert Moss, compositor
Nickolds and King, estate agents, etc.
Mr Martin Nockolds, and Mrs., Nockolds, Castle Hill
Mr Charles Norris
Mrs Onion
Thomas Perring, account. and registrar
Mr William Pittock
James Potter
Charles Kentish Probert, so1icitor; h King Street
William Proctor, registrar and relieving officer
William Pursey, book binder and parish clerk
John Stephenson Robson, draper, etc.; h Linden Lodge
Joseph John Robson, draper, (S. and G.)
Timothy Rowan, police inspector, etc.
Henry Rule, veterinary surgeon
Mrs Salmon
William Searle, clerk
Isaac Seaman, veterinary surgeon
Thomas Smith, Esq., Bridge Street
Mrs E. Smoothy
Mrs E. Spicer
Mr John Sparks
Mrs Thomas

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Saffron Walden - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Saffron Walden - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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