History of Steeple

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History of Steeple >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - 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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Mrs Mary Andrews, shopkeeper
Cornelius Bryant, barge owner
John Carter, grocer and draper
James Chapman, marine store dealer
Edward Cole, parish, clerk
Rev. Thomas Cresswell, B.A., vicar
William Dean, saddler, etc.
George Dixey, butcher and Vict. Star
George Goshawk, beerhouse
Mrs Mary Ann Hewett, victualler, Sun and Anchor:
Miss M. Sockett, schoolmistress
Henry Stevens, shopkeeper
Thomas Theedam, bailiff to Richard Solly, Esq., Stangate Abbey
William Willis, thatcher and beerhouse

Bakers, etc.
George Cardnell
Abraham Mead
Samuel Spooner

Edward Blanks, and wheelwright
George Nunn

Robert Attenborough, Hall
Mrs Babbs
William Brice
John Chapman
Thomas Hick
Edward Hustler

Daniel Cole
James Collins
James Ridgwell

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Steeple - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Steeple - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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