History of Sheering
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History of Sheering >> White's Directory 1863
White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1863 directory is the 1861 census.
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.
My ancestor lived here at this time, but why aren't they listed here? Answer: Not everyone appeared in a trade directory. Please read our Trade Directories article.
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Mrs Barnard, Mill House
William Barnard, corn miller
Adam Brown, shopkeeper
Mrs Mary Brown, victualler, Crown
Reuben Chapman, wheelwright
William Eddy, carpenter and victualler, Old Cock
Henry Gardiner, gent., Clyde Cottage
John Glasscock, carpenter, builder, and farmer
Clayton Glyn, Esq., Dorrington Hs.
Rev. Edward Hill, M.A., Rectory
William Hutchin, blacksmith
Agnes Langley, schoolmistress
Jonathan Linsell, baker and beer seller
Amelia Mead, shopkeeper
Elizabeth Mitchell, shopkeeper
John Rattee, butcher, Post Office
Isaac Griggs, Chambers Farm
George Hayden, Street Farm
George Houghton, Ellerton Hall
Mrs J. Stallibrass, New House
Peter Sullins, and maltster
William Sherwood Whitnall, Wheelers
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