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History of Southminster >> 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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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
Joseph Downing
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
Miss Pipe
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

Bakers, etc.
James Cant
George Norris
Thomas Otley
Edward Spells
Jonathon Summers

William Bishop
John Brockis
William Hewlett
Benjamin Noakes

William Ely, and wheelwright
Anthony Rayment
Joseph Rumsey

Boot and Shoe makers.
Daniel Cooper
Daniel Olley
Thomas Pickman
William Purkis
Benjamin Smith, jun.
Samuel Walker

William Dixey
William Totham
John Willsmer

Carpenters, etc.
John Bishop
J. Cook and Son
Benjamin Noakes
Wild Stammers
Henry Stammers

Corn Millers.
William Smyth
Jonathan Summers

G. Attenborough
Thomas Clarke
William Clarke
Robert Glass Davies, and bailiff
James Hoy
John North Kemp
John Marriott
William Page, Hall
W. Page, jun., Limes
William Potter
Henry James Robinson
Thomas Sewell
Edward Spells
Edward Spells, jun.,
John Stammers

Grocers and Drapers.
Robert Beehag
Westwood Camping
John Harding
W. Harvey and Son
John Pipe
Edward Piper
William Purkis
John Prior
John Reeve, upholsterer
John Smith

Plumbers, etc.
Thomas Bruce
William Camping
Henry Winterbon

Edward Polley
Benjamin Smith
John Smith
John Smith, jun.

Robert Hasler
Thomas Wright

Henry Carter
Stephen Hewes

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