Rose and Crown PH,Thorpe-le-Soken, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Thorpe le Soken >> 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:
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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George Baker, excise officer
Simon Baker, parish clerk
Joseph Bowles, hairdresser
Rev. William Burgess D.D., Vicarage
John Butler, painter
Rev. Edwin Cherry, (Baptist)
John Clark, cattle dealer
John Thomas Cole, auctioneer and agent
Edward Cook, auctioneer and agent
Mrs. L Daniels
Mrs. M Draper
Henry Foulger, rat catcher
Mrs. Sarah Frost
Simon Frost, plumber, painter, etc.
William Garnham, machine owner
John Gull, spirit merchant, lime burner, coal merchant, maltster, and victualler, King's Head, Landmere Wharf
David Hearsum, watch maker, etc.
William Hempson, cooper
John Hill, coach builder, etc.
James Holby, hairdresser and flour dealer
William Hewlett, coast guard officer
Daniel Hubbard, basket maker
William Lake, post receiver
William Lancaster, victualler, Maid's Head
John Martin Leake Esq., Thorpe Hall
William Lines, druggest and veterinary surgeon
John McInnes, police superintendent
Daniel Levitt Manthorpe, surgeon
Samuel Mills, glover and breeches maker
Thomas Osmond, surgeons
George Patrick, miller and baker
Mary Ann Peachy, straw hat maker
James Pritty, plumber and glazer
Mary Riches, clothes dealer
Mrs. Elizabeth Rolph, Thorpe Lodge
Captain Anthony Runnacles, Comarques
George Shead, ironmonger and glass dealer
George Shead jun., tinner and brazier
Henry Spurling, solicitor
Patridge Stubbin, relieving officer
Isaac Taylor, confectioner
Mrs. Rebecca Thompson
Robert White, victualler, Bell
Arthur Wilson, watch maker
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W Wilby, brewer
Boot and Shoe Makers.
Robert Thompson, (leather cutter)
Samuel Dennis, Foul Waters
John Fordham, Elms
William Mason, Landemere Hall
William Nicholson, New Hall
James Pertwee, Park
James Rolph, Lodge
John Thompson, Comarques
William Thompson, White Hall
Grocers and Drapers.
John Wilson Nunn
Harry Harvey, Landemere
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Thorpe le Soken - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Thorpe le Soken - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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