History of Shalford

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History of Shalford >> White's Directory 1848

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

If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1848 directory is the 1851 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:


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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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William Allen, beerhouse and shopkeeper
John Bell and Susan Willis, school
Thomas Blanks, beerhouse, shopkeeper and smith
John Church, tailor
Israel Hardy
Samuel Holmes, shopkeeper and victualler, George
William Horsnell, shoemaker and beerhouse
Joseph Kidds, shoemaker
Richard Marriott, Esq., Abbott's Hall
Thomas Perry, gardener
Joseph Skingley, wheelwright
Sophia Suckling, blacksmith
Thomas Suckling, shopkeeper
George Tanner, carpenter and builder
John Thompson, gardener
George Willis, gardener

Mrs. Jane Adams, Hunts
Cornelius Byatt, Parsonage
William Byford, Kill Hoggs
Samuel Emson, Hubbards
Isaac Fitch, malster, Dines
Ebenezer Ficth (maltster), Tan Office
John Stock Legerton (and miller), White House
Thomas Winterflood Legerton, Littles
Andrew Ling, Shalford Hall
Thomas Moore, jun., Redfants
Edward Page, Jasper's Green
Sarah Rawlings, Iron Bridge
Porter Willis, (and brewer and malster,) Sheering Hall

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Shalford - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Shalford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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