History of Shenfield

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History of Shenfield >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - 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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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
Edward Kemp
Thomas John Martham, Esq.
Mary Ann Moore, dressmaker
Thomas Osbourne, pot and tile maker
Thomas Pearson, beerhouse and shopkeeper
Mrs. Perry
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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Thomas Barton
Samuel Bloomfield
William Bloomfield
William Brown
James Dory
William Hammond
Samuel Johnson
James Lever
Robert Moore
William Moss
William Worrin, Glanthams
James Wright
William Wright

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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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