History of Southend-on-Sea

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History of Southend-on-Sea >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - 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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John Arnold, farmer
Charles Barnes, draper
Mrs. Admiral Bingham, 8 Royal Terrace
Mr. William Cadman
Joseph Cowland, bricklayer
James Curry, chemist and druggest
Mrs. Dendy, 4 Royal Terrace
Miss. Mary Ann Fox
George Graffe, draper
Mrs. Hennington
Mrs. Heard
Miss. E.A. Heygate
James Heygate, Esq., Porter's Grange
Mr. George Hills, (lodgings)
Thomas Ingram, bath proprietor, Royal Terrace
Mrs. Mary Jackson, librarian
Mr. Joseph Jemson
Mrs. Lingood
Mrs. L. Kernot, chemist and druggist
Miss. Mary Elizabeth Layer, seminary
John Hudson, beer and spirits manager
Rev. George Lillingston, incumbent of Southend
Mrs. M. Loosley, lodgings
Capt. William Bowen Mends R.N., Royal Terrace
Robert Mountain, coach, etc., and proprietor
Samuel Murrell, fishmonger
John Nixon, Esq.
Capt. John O'Reiley, Milton
Mrs. Parson, 12 Royal Terrace
Mr. John Pattison, lodgings
John Price, gardener
Mrs. Robinson, lodgings
Mrs. Scott, lodgings
Daniel Robert Scratton, Esq., Prittlewell Priory
Mrs. J.B. Scratton, Milton Hall
John Sweeney, horse and gig proprietor
Lady H. Sharpe, 5 Royal Terrace
Mrs. Silvia
Mrs. Mary Skinner
William Swaine, solicitor (Milton and Rochford)
Rev. Frederick Thackeray M.B., vicar of Shopland, Royal Terrace
Major General Tonson, Royal Terrace
James Wiiliam Vandervord, hoyman
George Vandervord, hoyman
Henry Vinicombe, bookseller, etc.
Rev. William Wager (Independent Minister)
William Rollinson Warwick, surgeon and registrar
Thomas Watson, sail maker
Mrs. Lydia White, lodgings
Mr. Joseph Woosnam
Miss. Harriet Wykeley
Catherine Jemson, milliner

Hotels and Inns.
Francis Clark, Castle Inn
Susan Brazier., Hope Tavern (boat owner)
Charles Woosnam, Ship Hotel, (and bath proprietors)

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John Lovett
Edward Madams
Henry Million
Frederick Joseph Noone
Joseph Pritchard

Thomas Clark
Joseph Counsins
James Gibbs

Boat Builders.
Joseph Cadman
Edward Madams

Boot and Shoe Makers.
George Bedwell
William Bugg
Christpher Dowsett
John Havers

William Perkins
William Steward
James Thomas
John Thorn
James Potter Wade

Carpenters and Builders.
James Coolbear
James Scott

Coal Merchants.
G.W. Madams
Joseph Pritchard
William Truss

Grocers and Drapers.
Thomas Clark
William Fox
George Graffe

George Cooch
John Garon
William Morton

George Fox
Alfred Smith
Elizabeth Staff
Samuel Walker
Elizabeth Weidner

Straw Hat Makers.
Mrs. Ayton
Catherine Jemson
M. Way

John Glass
John Stoker
William Stoker

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