History of Southminster
King's Head PH, Southminster.
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History of Southminster >> 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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Robert Beehag, corn dealer, etc.
Rev. George Berkeley M.A., vicar
Thomas Blanks, gunsmith, hatter, etc.
Mary Boston, milliner
Harrison John Cockett
Charles Cook, thatcher
John Cook, bricklayer and builder
Samuel Dennish, cooper and basket maker
Joseph Downing and William Downing, thatchers
Samuel Drawbridge, excise officer
James Flack, postman to Bradwell
Thomas Hill, draper and clothier
Mary Howard, toy dealer
Henry Hurrell, veterinary surgeon
Mr. John Kemp
Mr. John Pattrick
Robert Lufkin, hair dresser
Benjamin Pipe, parish clerk
Henry Quilter, surgeon
Isaac Rush, surgeon, High House
William Smith, malster
William Smith, land surveyor
James Spurgin, grocer, draper
Mr. Wild Stammers, sen.
Mary Todd, glover
Mr. John Wade
Mr. Joseph Wallis
John White, chimney sweeper
Rev. Charles Winter (Independent Minister)
Louisa Woodfine, milliner
Robert Pointer (and stationer)
William Boston, British School
James Taylor, National
Inns and Taverns.
Robert Willsmer, King's Head
William Tillott, Old Rose and Crown
Daniel Mead, White Horse
James Sexton (and porter dealer)
William Ely (and wheelwright)
Boot and Shoe Makers.
Ann Noone (and stationer)
Burnham Road, Southminster
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Carpenters and Builders.
Chemists and Druggists.
G. Attenborough, Mount Pleasant
James Clarke, Ratsborough
Thomas Clarke, New Moor
John Kemp, North Wick
Charles Page, Old Moor
William Page, Hall
Edward Spells, jun.
Jane Spurgin, Great Cocks
John Stammers, Scoots Farm
Grocers and Drapers.
James Potter (and ironmonger)
Edward Thomas Polley
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Southminster - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Southminster - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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