Watling Street, Thaxted, c.1950Reproduced 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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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
Blacksmiths and Farriers.
Boot and Shoe Makers.
Carpenters and Builders.
William Cole (and cabinet maker)
John Webb (and brick maker)
Grocers and Drapers.
Watling Street, ThaxtedLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
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Thaxted - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Thaxted - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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