History of Southend-on-Sea

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History of Southend-on-Sea >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.

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Henry Absalom, lodgings
Robert Absalom, fisherman
Joseph Allen, cab owner
Mr John Javier Anderson
John Berry, dairyman
Edward Brasier, lodgings
Mr William Brasier
Thomas Brasier, corn and coal merchant
William Brasier, lodgings
William Braybrook, lodgings
John Bright, engineer
William Broadberry, Gas Works, manager
Thomas Brooks, lodgings
Alfred Brown, coast guard,
J. Brown, fishmonger,
Horatio Burles, boarding house
Mrs Hannah Cadman
David Campkin, fancy repository and stationer
Colonel Capper
William Corey, printer
George Corney, music professor
Charles James Champ, dairyman
Henry Childs, lodgings
James Childs, lodgings
John Childs, lodgings
Joseph Clements, barge owner
Jeremiah Cornell, poulterer,
Mrs Ann Croxon
Mrs Sarah Digby, lodgings
John Dowsett, hairdresser, etc.
Miss Jane Elkins
John Elliot, lodgings
Thomas Dowsett, hairdresser
John Dwyer, coast guard
Mr Matthew Eltham
Mrs Elizabeth English
Mrs Maria Felton
Mrs Elizabeth Fisher
William Foster, coal merchant and insurance agent

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William Fox, pier master
William Francis, watchmaker
Edward Henry French, goldsmith
William Frost, bargeman
Mrs J. Frost and Henry, bargeman
Mrs. Gray
Mr William Harridge
Mr William Harris
Mr John Harris
Mr William Hayes
William Hewitt, photographer,
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Heygate
James Unwin Heygate, Esq.
Rev. William Edward Heygate, M.A.
Mrs. Hannah Hills, lodgings
Joseph Howell, lodgings
Edward Howes, fancy depot
Mr James Hussey
Thomas Ingram, lodgings
Edward Johnson, fruiterer
Charles Johnson, collector
Mrs Jones, lodgings
Ellis Kerry, station-master
Charles King and Ellis King, druggists
Captain Laing, coast guard
Mrs Elizabeth Lamprell
William Langley, porter

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Southend-on-Sea - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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