History of Shenfield

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History of Shenfield >> 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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William Baker, swine dealer, Common
Miss Branfoot
Mr James Doughty
John Goodall Brett, gentleman
Joseph Brown, blacksmith
Mrs G. Caldwell, Laurel Hill
John Cook, corn merchant, Railway Villa
Mrs Dawson
Mr William Burn
William Dunlop, coffeehouse, Station
William Forster, gent., Ivy House
Richard Giblin, miller, Common
Charles John Heatley, gentleman
Thomas Aspinwall Howe, schoolmaster
Thomas Hunt, gent.
Mrs Hume
Mr Rupert Ingleby
Miss Jackson
William Jennings, Brentwood Station
Mark Lavender, gardener
Mrs Moss
Mr Richard Newman
John Murrells, clerk, Common
Mr George Newman, Common
George Osborn, pot and tile maker
William Osborn, swine dealer
John Pace, solicitor, Viola Cottage
Joseph Porter, Esq., Shenfield Hall
Mr Clement William Pryor
Rev. Henry Ralph, M.A., curate
Henry William Ray, blacksmith
James Ray, beerhouse, Common
Mrs Ann Reeve and Miss Sarah Reeve
William Robinson, Esq., Shenfield Place
Mr Tabrum
Frederick Russell
Miss E.A. Tasker, Middleton Hall
Nehemiah Taylor, and James Taylor and John Taylor, gentlemen
William Watts, beerhouse
William Whitby, butcher
John White, wheelwright and builder
William Wingfield, Esq.
John Winterbon, builder
Rev. Charles Isaac Yorke, rector

Inns and Taverns.
Artichoke, Thomas Osborn
Eagle and Child, William Hughes
Essex Arms, Joseph Ball
Green Dragon, James Cook

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Academies.
Miss Ann Bargman, Shenfield House
Miss Elizabeth Susan Bartington, Crown House
Misses Jackson, Rose Bank
Miss Ann Kingdom, Shenfield Villa
William Williams, Common
Parish Schools, Miss Allen and Mrs Green

Bakers, etc.
Richard Giblin, miller
Thomas Goodman
Charles Frederick Welham, and miller

Boot and Shoemakers.
William Barker
George Boreham
Thomas Wickwar

Farmers.
Daniel Abrey
Mrs M. Barton
John Cumbers
John Felgate
Jeremiah Lagden
Richard Stock
William Henry Walker
William Weal
Mrs Mary Worrin
William Worrin

Grocers, etc.
George Boreham
William Curtis
Stephen Ray, beerhouse
Ann Thompson

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

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Shenfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805 (map damaged)

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