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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. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:


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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.

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

Rachael Campin
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

William Cardnell
James Sexton (and porter dealer)
Edward Spells
Jonathan Summers
James Windle

John Downing
Paul Griffis
John Harding
Benjamin Noakes

William Ely (and wheelwright)
William Munson
Jeremiah Rumsey

Boot and Shoe Makers.
Ann Noone (and stationer)
William Purkis
Samuel Walker

William Cockett
George Spurgin
John Willsmer

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Carpenters and Builders.
John Bishop
William Bishop
Benjamin Noakes
Henry Stammers
Wild Stammers

Chemists and Druggists.
Thomas Ottway
Thomas Wastnage

G. Attenborough, Mount Pleasant
Richard Browning
George Campin
James Clarke, Ratsborough
Thomas Clarke, New Moor
William Cooper
Edward Dunmore
Samuel Joyce
John Kemp, North Wick
William Ketcher
Charles Page, Old Moor
William Page, Hall
William Potter
James Robinson
Edward Spells
Edward Spells, jun.
Jane Spurgin, Great Cocks
John Stammers, Scoots Farm
James Winterbon

Grocers and Drapers.
John Harding
Stephen Hart
James Potter (and ironmonger)
William Purkis
John Smith
James Spurgin
David Wilson

Charles Bruce
John Winterbon

Edward Thomas Polley
Benjamin Smith
John Smith

Robert Chapman
John Pond
James Ransom

Watch Makers.
Paul Griffs
George Linsley

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Southminster - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Southminster - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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