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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Farmers.
Thomas Arnold, Southend
D. R. Scratton Esq., Milton Hall

Hotels, Inns, and Taverns
Army and Navy Hotel, William Jones
Castle, William Ingram
Hope Tavern, John Bell Brasier
Lion Tavern, John Chignell
Middleton Hotel and Refreshment Rooms, Mrs Elizabeth Cantor, Station
Minerva Inn, James Wilson Vandervord (and barge owner)
Royal Hotel, Exors. of J. Robinson (Mrs Brown, manager)
Royal Hotel, William Claydon,
Ship Hotel, Charles Woosnam (and brewer and spirit merchant)

Academies and Schools.
Patrick Brady, Grove House
Edwin Hall
A. W. Hemmens
Mrs Charlotte Lowe
William Henry Neave, National School
Mrs Woosnam

Bakers and Shoekeepers.
Thomas Arnold
John Lovitt
Thomas Lovitt
Henry John Price
Alfred Smith
Richard White

Bathing Machine Owners.
William Brookes
William Bradley
Thomas Ingram
Mrs Page and William Henry Page
Charles Woosnam

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Beerhouses.
David Skilton

Blacksmiths.
Robert Cousins

Boat Builders.
Jonas Daniels
John Peters
William Smith

Boot and Shoe Makers.
John Bedwell
William Bugg
John Cammell
Christopher Dowsett
George Finn

Bricklayers and Builders.
Edward Bayfield
John Lingwood
Robert Pearl
Joseph Prentice
Henry Purser
James Scott

Butchers.
George Berry
George William Keyes
Sophia Keyes
George Smith
William Steward
James Thomas
William Warren

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

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Southend-on-Sea - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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