History of Steeple Bumpstead

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History of Steeple Bumpstead >> 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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Lucy Barter, milliner, etc.
Edward Bowyer, butcher
Alexander Brown, surgeon
Josiah Chapman, stationer, etc.
John Cheat and Clayden Cheat, cattle dealers
William Cockle, farm bailiff
George Dare, carrier to Braintree, etc.
Mrs Mary Ann Deed, victualler, Red Lion
Rev. Richard Fisher, B.A., vicar
Frederick Charles Pitch, corn miller
Phoebe Pitch, boarding school
Samuel Fitch, butcher
George Gent, Esq., Moynes Park
William Gouldstone, schoolmaster
John Gunn, victualler, Fox and Hounds
Giles Hazelwood, watchmaker, etc.
Charles Robert Hoy, basket maker
Edward Hoy, basket maker
Charles Humphreys, butcher
Mrs Legerton
Mrs Mascall
Rev. John Norman Pearson, Bower Hall
Charles Playle, plumber, etc.
Robert Reynolds, surgeon
John Salmon, hairdresser, etc.
Thomas Smith, brick and tile maker
Miss Smith, schoolmistress
James Suckling, rope and twine maker
John Suckling and William Suckling, saddlers, harness makers, and corn millers
John Suckling, saddler and harness maker, Church street
Mr John Willett, Clay House
John Woodham, parish clerk
Misses Martha Woolnough and Anna Woolnough

Walter Baines, Lower House
Josiah Beddall, Higlands
William Porter Brett, Cootes Farm
Elijah Coe, and corn miller
Peter Coe, Old Park
George John Colman, Garlands
William Dare, and corn merchant, Parsonage
Thomas Hodges, Old Hall
John Jarvis, Wakelings
Thomas Jarris, Wildings
Daniel Nash., Upper House
John Nice, Broad Green
Daniel Pannell, Blois and Brick House
Thomas Smith, Smith's Green
King Viall, Great Waltons ; h Stoke
John Willett, Yew Tree
Samuel Willett, Latchleys

Bakers, etc.
Stephen Balls
Walter Deeks
Charles Playle
John Turner

Susan Garwood
Robert Smith
James Smoothy

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Church Street, Steeple Bumpstead
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George Bunting
William Turner

Joseph Cheat
Joseph Hitching
Robert Railing

George Barker
James Barker
William Humphrey

Grocers and Drapers.
Alfred Newman
William Nichols

Joseph Clarke
Samuel Humphrey
Alfred Kemp
Daniel Pannell
John Salmon
Thomas Smoothy

John Clarke
Daniel Cowell
James Kemp

John Gunn
Alfred Gunn
Thomas Gunn

Denny Barker
William Humphrey

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

Steeple Bumpstead - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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