Shenfield Common, Shenfield, c.1965Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Shenfield >> White's Directory 1848
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:
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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Miss Allen, National School
John Bean, surgeon
George Boreham, shoemaker
George Brock, Railway Station master
Joseph Brown, blacksmith
Colonel Cooch, Shenfield Place
Miss Hannah Crippen, boarding school
William Curtis, beer seller
John Harrington, victualler, George and Dragon
William Harrington, gardener
William Hay, shopkeeper
Charles John Heatley
William Henry Hughes, victualler, Eagle and Child
Mrs. Jones, ladies' school
Thomas John Martham, Esq.
Mary Ann Moore, dressmaker
Thomas Osbourne, pot and tile maker
Thomas Pearson, beerhouse and shopkeeper
Mr. John Pearce
Joseph Porter, Esq., Shenfield Hall
Henry William Ray, blacksmith
Stephen Ray, beerhouse and shopkeeper
Charles Robinson, veterinary surgeon
William Roper, corn miller
George Stammers, bricklayer
Joseph Tasker, Esq., Middleton Hall
Joseph Theobald, grocer, etc.
William Whitby, butcher
John White, butcher
John White, carpenter and wheelwright
Thomas Wickwar, shoemaker
William Williams, schoolmaster
Mrs. Elizabeth Winterbon, boarding school
John Winterbon, builder and upholsterer
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William Worrin, Glanthams
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Shenfield - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Shenfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805 (map damaged)
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