History of South Ockendon

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History of South Ockendon >> 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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Thomas Collis, ironmonger and tinner
Isaac Davey, joiner and builder
Rev. Henry Eve, M.A., Rectory
Robert Binks Jordison, surgeon and registrar
Rev. Joseph Morison, (Independent)
Charles Notes, corn miller; h West Thurrock
Thomas Priestley schoolmr.
John Prince, saddler, etc.
William Rainbird baker and shopkeeper
William Frederick Springham blacksmith
Thomas Wheeler, smith and farrier
John White, parish clerk
Harriet Woodthorpe, schoolmistress

Inns and Taverns.
Plough, George William Clarke
King's Head, Joseph Wright
Red Lion, Samuel Sweeting, carpenter

Thomas Hayden
Gamaliel Olley

Boot and Shoemakers.
James Burchell
George Matthews
George Mead
Thomas Mead
William Mead
James West

James Poston
Thomas Troll

Daniel Bishop
William Cliff
James Good
Abraham Manning
Henry Smith, jun., Glasscocks
Charles Sturgeon, Hall
Henry Sturgeon
Abraham Turp
Robert Wagstaff and Thomas Wagstaff
Stephen Wallis
Thomas Walters
Thomas Wordley

Grocers, etc.
Ann Partridge
Thomas Pugh
Henry Smith

William Elsdon
Arthur Sprongham

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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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