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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Henry Archer
J. Archer and Son
George Archer
William Brewer
William Brown
M. Clayden
John Cowell
Henry Gatward
Martin Gatward
William Moule
J. Lucas Nash
John Willett

Cabinet Makers, etc. and Upholsterers.
George Brand
Samuel Dearsley
John Earnshaw and Son
Charles Hookley
William Newton
Samuel Robinson
George Start
Edward Willis

Carpenters and Builders.
Francis Erswell
Thomas Patient
Thomas Wright

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Chemists and Druggists.
Robert Burch, dentist
Henry Machon
Jeptha Miller

China and Glass Dealers.
Mary Knowldan
Love Martenson

Coach Builders.
Richard Kent
George Self

Coal Merchants.
G.H. Barnard
Mrs Richardson
James Willis

Edward Abrey
James Baker
Obadiah Bush
Sarah Batcher
Charles Piper

John Hughes
Thomas Patient
George Prior

Corn Factors.
Thomas Barnard
S. J. King
Thomas Legerton
Isaac Levi
John Porter
Mrs P. Stokes
James Willis

Corn Millers.
Thomas Barnard
Edward Brook
James Clayden

Curriers and Leather Cutters.
John Holgate, Tan yard
Henry Nichols
Henry Pigrum and Co.

Grocers, etc..
Samuel Bird, and broker
William Buckingham
Thomas Canning
John Campion Crussell
William Day
Mrs Duke and Son
J. Green Emson
William Haylock
John Hughes
Stebbing Leverett
Robson and Green
Joseph Thurgood

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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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