History of Thorpe le Soken

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History of Thorpe le Soken >> 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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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
Mrs. Lufkin
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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Thomas Benyon
James Holby
Sarah Leabon
Misses Simson

Jane Bloice
Daniel Day
Henry Hunt
John Lilley
George Pattrick

Beer Houses.
David King
John Manyon
W Wilby, brewer

Emma Abbs
John Mussett
John Wilson

Boot and Shoe Makers.
Thomas Guna
Thomas Hewitt
John Manyon
Robert Thompson, (leather cutter)
Thomas Wilby
Henry Wells

Gabriel Bones
John Burch
John Gifford
Caleb Sorrell

Philip Hempson
James Nicholson

John Elder
John Funnell
John Lilley
Robert Nicholson
William Nicholson

Samuel Dennis, Foul Waters
John Elmer
John Fordham, Elms
Simon Lenny
William Mason, Landemere Hall
William Nicholson, New Hall
Daniel Orpen
James Pertwee, Park
Thomas Rolph
James Rolph, Lodge
Hugh Simons
John Thompson, Comarques
William Thompson, White Hall

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John Peck
John Smith
Joseph Smith
Isaac Webb

Grocers and Drapers.
Michael Hawes
John Wilson Nunn
Arthur Wilson
John Worters

Elizabeth Blowers
John Cole

George Bryant
John Birch
William Harris
Harry Harvey, Landemere
Thomas Theobald

John Dennis
Thomas Theobald
Robert White

John Hill
George Lilley
John Lilley
Daniel Smith

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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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