History of Thaxted

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Post Office, Thaxted, 1906
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History of Thaxted >> 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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Mordecai Andrews, brewer and wool dealer
Robert Barnard, cattle dealer, etc.
Thomas Buxton Barnes, surgeon
John Boutell, furniture broker
Charles Bunting, cattle dealer
George Burford, excise officer
Daniel Chaffer, fellmonger, etc.
John Chaffer, wool dealer
Elijah Chaffer, glover, etc.
Mary Clarke
Joseph Cooper, millwright
John Denison, travelling tea dealer
Robert Fitch, maltster,etc., corn dealer
Robert Franklin and Son, auctioneers
William Franklin, tanner, etc.
Miss Frye, music professor
John William Frye, surgeon ( M. and F.)
William Page Green, coach builder
Miss Mary Holland, Mill-end
John Jarvis, bonnet trimming manufacturer
Rev. John Ley, (Baptist)
Marsh and Frye, surgeons
Frederick Marsh, surgeon
Mr Samuel Mumford
Susan Newell, stationer, Post Office
Willis Philpott, cabinet maker
James Prior, carrier
Orlando Ratcliffe, plumber, etc.
Ambrose Redhouse, tinner, etc., brazier
Stephen Roast, relieving officer
Mrs. H. Robinson
Mrs Stephens
Rev. Joseph Colwell Rook, (Independent)
James Foster Rust, bookseller, druggist, etc.
Rev. Carlisle Sayer, B.A., curate
Mr Walter Stubbing, Newbiggin
Rev. George Edward Symonds, B.A., vicar
Thomas Unwin, cooper
Thomas Hutton Ward, veterinary surgeon
William Webb, watchmaker, etc.
Francis George West, Esq., Horham Hall

Joseph Andrews
Robert Barnard
John Buttle
Daniel Britton
William Barnard
Elijah Chaffer
William Davis
William Franklin
Robert Franklin and Son
Frederick Giblin
Peter Gilder
Charles Giblin
Catherine Goodeve
George Halls
Sarah Hockley
W. Hockley
Misses Hockley
John Holland
Thomas Leader
James Norris
William Portway
Joseph Scruby
Robert Nevill
Taylor Leader
John Peacock
Robert Savill
William Smith
Angilen Willis Smith
William Surridge, and cattle dealer
Benjamin Tyler
Peter Tyler
Thomas Hutton Ward
J. Wisbey

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Inns and Taverns.
Bull, John Wisbey
Cook, William Newell
Fox and Hounds, John Belsham
King's Head, Ann Green
Rose and Crown, Samuel Cheat
Saracen's Head, Sarah Grout
Star, Sarah Peacock
Sun, Sophia Sargent
Swan, Robert Franklin, maltster, etc.

Elizabeth Bennett
Laura Freeman
James Frye, registrar
Samuel Geller and Mrs., British School
Mary Mundy

Bakers, etc.
Arthur Day
Thomas Day
Elizabeth Stone
Charles Stone
Nathan Tyler
Henry Webb

Mordici Andrews
Edward Dace
John Jarvis
A.W. Smith

Raynor Barker
John Barltrop
James Farrell
George Turner
James Turner

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

Thaxted - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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