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History of Tendring >> 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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William Balls, corn miller and dealer
Charles Balls, corn dealer and parish clerk
Mrs Blackshall
Miss C. Fox
Edward Bones, baker and shopkeeper
John Cardinall, Esq.,and Miss. Manor House
Rev. John Mitchel Chapman, M.A., rector
Caleb Cole, bricklayer
John Day, brewer and maltster
Henry Gardner, batcher
Henry Halliday and Mrs, master and matron of the Union Workhouse
George Benjamin Hamblin, Workhouse School
Robert Hardy, Esq., land agent, etc., Tendring Hall
Miss Emma Jowers, schoolmistress
John Kemp, police officer
George Lait, thatcher
Ambrose Lowe, cattle salesman, etc., Bretts Hall
Charles Mash, wheelwright, Post Office
Miss Blanch Rowley
Williarn Sargeant, blacksmith and victualler, Crown
Solomon Smith, swine dealer
William David Tracy, baker and shopkeeper
Lieut. John, Vesey, R.N., Cottage
Thomas Wagstaff, brewer

Thomas Ablewhite
William Balls
William Clarke
Francis Cooper
John Day
William Green, Hannam's Hall
James Hardy
Robert Hardy
Robert Hughes
Ambrose Low, Brett's Hall
Jacob Maskell
William Mustard
John Smith and Amos Smith
Joseph Sorrell
Joseph Sorrell, jun.
Charles Thompson
John Thompson, Brocketts Hall
Robert Thompson, Esq. Old Hall

Mrs Rhonda Fox
Thomas Rawling

Boot and Shoemakers.
Thomas Askew
Daniel Button
John Lungley

Benjamin Bacon
Samuel Crampin, and beerhouse
James Cutting

Grocers, etc.
Nathaniel Blowers
Henry Mash
Robert Mays
John Siggers

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

Tendring - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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