Garrison Church, Shoeburyness, c.1960Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of South Shoebury >> 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.
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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Mrs Ann Frances Aberdeen
John Baker, clerk of works
Sophia Baker, schoolmistress
Jasper Bowman, barge owner
Edward Cook, brick manager
George Cox, post office
Dale and Knapping, brick makers
Jesse Edwards, policeman
George Enos, news agent
Benjamin Franklin, wheelwright
Thomas Franklin, bricklayer
James Harris, builder
John Hopkins, clerk
James Kirkwood, victualler, Shoeburyness Tavern
Captain Edward Lang, commander of Coast Guard
Henry Monks, cabinet maker and broker
Thomas Morris, carpenter
William Ogden, blacksmith
William Oliver, barber
William Simpson, gardener
John Thurrogood, basket maker
William Watts, bricklayer
John Wickes, fishmonger
Rev. Edward Wynne B. A., rector
High Street, ShoeburynessLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
William Alp, Friar's Farm
Dale Knapping, Cherry Tree
William Knapping, Esq., Hall
Frederick Popplewell and baker
Chistopher Witton, and coal dealer
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South Shoebury (Shoeburyness) - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
South Shoebury (Shoeburyness) - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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