Hutton Road, Shenfield, c.1960Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Shenfield >> White's Directory 1863
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. 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.
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William Baker, swine dealer, Common
Mr James Doughty
John Goodall Brett, gentleman
Joseph Brown, blacksmith
Mrs G. Caldwell, Laurel Hill
John Cook, corn merchant, Railway Villa
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.
Mr Rupert Ingleby
William Jennings, Brentwood Station
Mark Lavender, gardener
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
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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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
Richard Giblin, miller
Charles Frederick Welham, and miller
Boot and Shoemakers.
Mrs M. Barton
William Henry Walker
Mrs Mary Worrin
Stephen Ray, beerhouse
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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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