Bolford Street, Thaxted, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Thaxted >> White's Directory 1848
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1848 directory is the 1851 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:
Please note, however, that the 1851 census returns for Thaxted are missing from the census returns at the Public Record Office.
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.
My ancestor lived here at this time, but why aren't they listed here? Answer: Not everyone appeared in a trade directory. Please read our Trade Directories article.
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Mrs. Sarah Aldrich
Mordecai Andrews, brewer and wool merchant
John Barker, toy and hardware dealer
Thomas Buxton Barnes, surgeon
Mrs Mary Brand
Thomas Byatt, Baptists minister and tea dealer
Daniel Chaffer, fellmonger and wool dealer
Elijah Chaffer, glover and beerhouse
Clarance and Marsh, surgeons
William Clarance, surgeon
Joseph Cooper, millwright
Colonel Andrew Dunford
Robert Fitch, maltster
Robert Franklin and Son, auctioneers
Mrs. Susanna Franklin
William Franklin, tanner
John Freeman, parish clerk
Laura Freeman and Frances Freeman, school
James Frye, schoolmaster
Philemon Frye, bookseller
Godfrey Manasseh, whitesmith
John Jarvis, bonnet trimming manufacturer
Rev. Thomas Jee M.A., Vicarage
Captain Edward Jodrell, Horeham Hall
Sarah Kettley, schoolmistress
John Kidner, currier
John Lufkin, cart owner
John Mansfield, breeches maker
Frederick Marsh, surgeon
Samuel Newell, sadler and postmaster
Samuel Roast, relieving officer
Thomas Rush, bookseller, druggist
Mrs. Elizabeth Sewell
John Slater, excise officer
Thomas Unwin, cooper
Thomas Hutton Ward, veterinary surgeon
William webb, watch maker
Mary Wenden, boarding school
Thomas Wodley, earthenware dealer
Park Street, ThaxtedLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
John Barnard, Folly Mill
Thomas Barnard, Yardleys
Thomas Brand, Goddards
Arthur Davies, Broadfans
Robert Franklin, Park Farm
Thomas Franklin, Blunts
Frederick Giblin, Armingers
John Gilder, Hows Hall
Daniel Hockley, Copt Hall
James Lilley, Deaf House
Peter Philips, Thaxted Lodge
Robert Saville, Buckinghams
John Wysby, cattle dealer
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