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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Bakers and Flour Dealers.
Edward Abrey
James Barker
Moses Barker
Obadiah Bush
Joseph Butcher
Henry Byatt
Benjamin Andrews Camp
James Lagden
Stephen Love Marten
Samuel Moule
William Savill
Thomas Smith
Henry Swan
Charles Watson

Basket and Sieve Makers.
Peter Eldred
George Prior
John Stone

James Anderson
Mary Bacon
John Barrett
Susan Cowell
George Cox
Charles Downham
Charles Erswell
John Francis
Charles Howard
John Campion Kent
William Moule
Samuel Moule
G. Osborn, East Street
William Parkin
Francis Rushforth
Thomas Sanders
Samuel Savill
William Smith
Henry Taylor
Thomas Upton

John Green
Moses Prime
Henry Willett

Booksellers and Stationers.
Henry Hart
H. Perring
G. Youngman and Son (J.M.)

Boot and Shoe Makers.
Cowell Barrett
Thomas Brand
Joseph Brand
Samuel Brand
William Brand
David Butcher
Benjamin Cox
Joseph Cox
Samuel Cox
William Cox
William Cowell
John Holgate
Charles Jeffrey
Josiah List
Henry List
William List
John Marshall
James Mumford
William Morley
William Palmer
George Shepherd
William Spicer
Henry Wallis
William Watson
James Webb
Thomas Webb, East Street

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Bridge Street, Saffron Walden.
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Braziers and Tinners.
James Byatt
John Cook
Moses Fletcher
T.F Singleton
George Taylor

Mary Bacon
William Burrows
John Searle
Henry Taylor
Joseph W. Taylor and Joseph L. Taylor

John Barrett
John Bitten
James Day
William Douglas
Francis Erswell
William Green
John Hughes
R. Hunneybell
James Kittridge
Charles Long
George Wiffen
Thomas Wright

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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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