History of Thaxted

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History of Thaxted >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - 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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Inns and Taverns
Thomas Baynes, Bull
Thomas Newell, Cock
John Belsham, Fox and Hounds
Benjamin Moore, King's Head
Henry Choat, Rose and Crown
Mary Bunting, Saracen's Head
Thomas Francis, Star
Sophia Sargent, Sun Inn
Robert Franklin and John Webb, Swan
Richard Rose, Vine

Samuel Barnard
Arthur Day
Thomas Day
Charles Stone
Nathaniel Stone
Lancelot Webb

Mordecai Andrews
Elijah Chaffer
Edward Dace
Joseph Jarvis
Joseph Wenden

Blacksmiths and Farriers.
John Barker
Thomas Barker
James Farrow
James Turner

Boot and Shoe Makers.
John Bush
John Everett
Stephen Everett
Robert Frye
W.T. Lamprell
Charles Lindsell
William Lindsell
Samuel Nevill
James Ramsey
Jbm. Ridgewell
James Rolph
William Thorogood

John Grout
John Mooore
George Wright

William Barnard
Daniel Britton
John Hill
Lawrence Hill
Joseph Wenden

Carpenters and Builders.
William Cole (and cabinet maker)
Mary Davies
William Davies
George Gray
Stephen Peacock

Corn Dealers.
A.W. Clarance
Joseph Cornell
Robert Fitch

Corn Millers.
John Belsham
Samuel Pettit
John Webb (and brick maker)
James Womwell

Charles Bayford
Charles Palmer
James Tyrell

Grocers and Drapers.
Abraham Barnard
Robert Barnard
Thomas Byatt
Philomena Frye
Thomas Haslam
Alfred Stokes

Hair Dressers.
John Campbell
William Freeman

Thomas Warner
Lancelot Hill

Milliners, etc.
C.Y. Britton
Mary Cowell
M.A. Shearcroft
Jane Ward

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Samuel Barnard
William Cowell
Joseph Joslin
George Moss
Sarah Salmon
Angelein Smith

John Baynes
George Byatt
Peter Holland
Mark Hutt
Henry Moss

Samuel Cooper
John Rantell
James Turner

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