Beach looking west, Southend-on-Sea, 1895Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Southend-on-Sea >> White's Directory 1848
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:
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
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. 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. 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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Frederick Joseph Noone
Boot and Shoe Makers.
James Potter Wade
Carpenters and Builders.
Grocers and Drapers.
Straw Hat Makers.
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