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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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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Joseph Lecand Taylor, brewer, etc.
Joseph William Taylor ; h Bishop Stortford
Mrs R.D. Thurgood, High Street
Joseph Travis, bird, etc. curer
James Turner, gardener, etc.
Francis Turner, postmaster
Philip Turner, stonemason
B.H. Valle, master of Workhouse
Charles Martin Wade, solicitor (Probert and Wade); h London Road
Mrs E. Ward
Mrs B. Webster
Matthew Adcock Ward, high bailiff, appraiser, etc.
Mrs Weetton, matron, Workhouse
Mrs White
James Wright
W. Hamilton Wilcocks, bank clerk
Henry Willett, horse dealer
Miss Wilson
Mrs Winskill
J. Wright and Son, well sinkers, etc.
Thomas Wyatt, toy and tobacco dealer, George Lane
George Youngman, bookseller, etc. (and Son)
John Mallows Youngman

Academies and Schools.
(Marked * take Boarders.)
* Rev. Alfred Enoch Fowler, B.A. Grammar School
*Misses Harriet Leonard and Julia Leonard
* Miss Munton
Mrs Raymond
William Pursey, Little Church Street
Mrs Waite Spicer, High Street
* Wallis and Frye (Misses)
British Schools, Samuel Willett and Elizabeth Hussey
National Schools, James Edward Bryant, Emma Johnson, and Delilah Clarke

Joseph Thomas Collin (registrar of county court and clerk to tax commissioners)
William Bennett Freeland (town clerk, coroner, clerk of peace, etc.)
Probert and Wade (and Newport)
William Thurgood and Richard Thurgood
Richard Driver Thurgood ; h Myddleton House
William Thurgood (union clerk and clerk to justices), High Street

William Band, Market Place; h High Street
Benjamin Tomson Thurgood, High Street

James Archer, Butler's
Bawldry David, St. Aylott's
Robert Benjamin Bolton, Ravenstock Green
Robert William Brand, Byrds Farm
John Clarke, Rasse Farm
John Cowling, Sewer's End
Joseph Dennison, Little Walden
John Dennison, Stonebridge
Frederick Dobito, Sheer hill
George Garrad, Burntwood-end
Sampson Garrett, Clapton's
William Gowlett, Pounce Hall
Samuel Halstead, Radgate
James Housden

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Richard Mottle
Jesse Kidner, Monk's Hall
William Lagden, Castle Street
Robert Marking, Copt Hall
Robert Mizen, Turnip Hall
John Mynott and Letitia Mynott
James Norris, Sadler's
John Parish, Sheer Hall
James Potter, Little Walden
Joseph Purkis, Sewer's-end
Thomas Smith
William Slater
William Spicer, Westley Farm
Thomas Welch, Little Walden Park
Robert Dennis Wright, Mitchel's

Inns and Taverns.
Castle Inn, Charles Howard
Compasses, George Cannon
Cross Keys, Selina Burton
Duke of York, Robert Hunneybell
Eight Bells, Peter Taylor
George Inn, Henry Willett
Green Dragon, William Rumsey
Greyhound, John Parish
Hoops, Thomas Reynolds
King's Arms, Thomas Butcher
Old English Gentlemen, Thomas Brown
Queen's Head, James Day
Rose and Crown, William Spicer
Sun, John Harrod
White Horse, Thomas Welch

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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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