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History of Stambourne >> 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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Charles Bowyer and James Bowyer, blacksmiths
Nehemiah Flack, plumber and painter
Rev. John Forster, M.A., rector
Miss Howes, schoolmistress
Henry Jarvis, beerhouse, Little Tagley
Lewis Lewsey, victualler, Red Lion
Sidney Parmenter, carpenter
John Parmenter, carpenter and parish clerk
Rev. James Spurgeon, Independent
James Spurgeon, jun., grocer and draper
Joseph Unwin, victualler, Butchers' Arms
Henry Jarvis, Little Tagley
James Metson, Mill Farm
George Ruffle, (and brick and tile maker), Green Farm
William Ruffle, Church Farm,
Joseph Smith, New House
Robert Cooper Smith, Great Tagley
James Spurgeon, jun., Little Gollins
Daniel Unwin, corn miller, etc.
Daniel Unwin, jun., Green
George Unwin, Old House
John Willett, Stambourne Hall
Henry Orbell, baker
James Spurgeon, jun,
William Walter Wiffen
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Stambourne - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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