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History of Southminster >> 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.
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Rev. James Ault (Independent)
Rev. George Campion Berkeley, M.A., vicar; h Dunton Waylett
John Bishop, carpenter and builder
Benjamin Bobby, carrier
Mr G. Campin
Robert Gorton Combe, surgeon; h Burnham
John Cook and Son (Charles), builders
Joseph Cook, mole catcher, etc.
Mr. William Cooper
Samuel Dennish, cooper and basket maker
Isaac Downing, wheelwright
Rev. Joseph Glover Evans, B.A., curate
William Ely coach, builder, wheelwright, smith, and machine agent
Andrew Glass, farm bailiff
John Halstead, sexton
Henry Shuttleworth Hurrell, veterinary surgeon
John Kemp, maltster and corn dealer
William King, chemist and druggist
Joseph Livermore, carrier
Robert Lufkin, hair dresser
Thomas Otway, veterinary surgeon and druggist
Benjamin Sage, parish clerk
Mrs E. Pipe, draper and milliner
Mrs Charlotte Totter, milliner
John Utley, chimney sweeper
William Arthur Rush, surgeon
Thomas Trageant Smyth, corn dealer, etc.
Mr James Spurgin and Mrs Jane Spurgin
William Summers, postman
Henry Vinson, draper and clothier
Academies and Schools.
Miss Harriet Spell
William Wright, (day and boarding)
British School, Robert Ireson
National School, John Taylor and Miss Taylor
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Inns and Taverns.
King's Head, Robert Willsmer
Rose and Crown, William Dixey
White Hart, John Rayment, cattle dealer
White Horse, Thomas Baldwin
William Ely, and wheelwright
Boot and Shoe makers.
Benjamin Smith, jun.
J. Cook and Son
Robert Glass Davies, and bailiff
John North Kemp
William Page, Hall
W. Page, jun., Limes
Henry James Robinson
Edward Spells, jun.,
Grocers and Drapers.
W. Harvey and Son
John Reeve, upholsterer
John Smith, jun.
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