History of South Ockendon
King's Head PH, South Ockendon, c.1960
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of South Ockendon >> White's Directory 1848
White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.
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.
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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David Beard, baker
Nicholas Birch, tailor and draper
Rev. Anthony Brown, Independent Minister
Thomas Collis, tinner and brazier
Abraham Davey, builder, carpenter, etc.
William Deville, bricklayer
William Drayton and Edward Fisk, farriers
William Elsdon, wheelwright
Rev. Henry Eve M.A., Rectory
Charles Everett, policeman
William Horncastle, schoolmaster
Robert Binks Jordison, surgeon and registrar
Josiah Kirkham, saddler, etc.
William May, gentleman
William Newman, gentleman
William Pain, blacksmith
Mr. James Saward
Mrs. Sarah Stacey
Mr. Charles Sturgeon, Hall
Thomas Bennett Sturgeon, miller, farmer and breeder, Hall
Mrs. R. Sweeting
John White, parish clerk
Samuel Sweeting, joiner and victualler, Red Lion
Charles Willey and Isaac Willey, victuallers, Plough
Joseph wright, victualler, King's Head
Boot and Shoe makers.
Grocers and Drapers.
William Cliff, Benton's Green
Henry smith, Glascocks
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South Ockendon - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
South Ockendon - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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