History of Thaxted

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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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Boot and Shoemakers.
John Bush
Charles Everett
Stephen Everett
Thomas Everett
Samuel Nevill
James Ramsey
James Rolph
James Savill
W. Thorogood
Josiah Tiffin

W. Cole and Son
William Davies
Sarah Grout
John Moore
George Wright

William Barnard
Daniel Britton
John Hills
William Mumford
George Peacock
Sarah Wenden

Carpenters and Builders.
W. Cole and Son, timber merchant
Solomon Everett
Joseph Freeman

Corn Dealers.
John Caton
A.W. Clarance
Henry Cornell
John Eaton
Thomas Everett
Robert Fitch, and maltster

Corn Millers.
A. W. Clarance
John Belsham
Elizabeth Giblin
Charles Wicks

Charles Bayford
Charles Palmer
William Palmer

Grocers and dealers.
Samuel Barrett
Benjamin Cornell
J. Gibbs Crewe
Alfred Sprent
William Tarrant

Charles Campbell
William Freeman

James Ramsey
Henry Webb

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S.S. Barker
Ann Cowell
Henrietta Crabb
Sarah Farrell

Saddlers, etc.
Joseph Newell
Samuel Newell

Robert Barnard
Charles Bayford
Charles Grout
Ann Hills
Henry Lee
Arthur Perry
George Phillips
James Rolph
A.W. Smith
Thomas Ward
John Wright

Mark Hutt
George Leech
George Moss

John Percival
George 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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