History of Thorpe le Soken

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History of Thorpe le Soken >> 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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Mrs Mary Ann Allen, glover
Simon Baker, parish clerk
Henry Banyard, plumber, painter, etc.
Joseph Bloomfield, hurdle maker
Samuel Bowles, toy dealer and hairdresser
Joseph Bowles, hairdresser and newsagent
John Clark, corn and hay dealer
Rev. Thomas Cocker ton, (Baptist)
James Cox, charcoal burner
George Day, relieving officer
Henry Foulger, vermin destroyer
Thomas Franklyn, chemist and druggist
Simon Frost, plumber, painter, etc.
William Clifford, bricklayer, etc.
David Hearsum, watchmaker, etc.
William Hempson, cooper
John Hill, coach builder, etc.
James Holby, schoolmaster, hairdresser, corn dealer insurance agent, and net maker
George Kent, relieving officer
William King, tinner and brazier
Mills Lee, corn miller
John Tills Lines, veterinary surgeon
Daniel Manthorp Levett and Son ( Maurice Levett), surgeons
George Marshall, hawker
Lydia Newman, dressmaker
William Nicholson, coal merchant, and Landemere Wharf
Thomas Osmond, Esq.
Mrs Nicho Ison
Thomas Edward Osmond, surgeon
John Peck, basket maker
Rev. A. H. Rumboll, vicar, Vicarage
Captain Anthony Runnacles, R.A., Comarques
Robert Scott, police inspector
Mr Charles Seaman
Mr James Shum

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George Shead, tinner and brazier
Henry Southgate, thatcher
Henry Spurling, solicitor and registrar
Mrs Mary Vallance
Miss Salmon
William Watson Yates, Esq., The Grange
Uriah Wells, coal, etc. carter
William Wilby, postmaster

Inns and Taverns.
Bell Inn, William Corner
King's Head, James Merrit Landemere
Maid's Head, Mrs Mary Ann Richardson

Charlotte Beneworth
James Holby
Miss Mc Kay
Mrs Thomas
Arthur Wilson

Robert Beckwith, and miller
James Henry Hacklett
Henry Hunt
John Keeble
John Lilley
James Taylor

John Almond
James Bird
Jonathon Gosling

George Abbs
John Mussett
Mrs Mary Wilson

Boot and Shoemakers..
Charles Askew
John Manyon
Robert Martin
James Potter
John Ross
Edmund Rudland
Benjamin Salmon

Philip Hempson
James Nicholson

John Carrington
Sadler Gifford
William Gifford
John Lilley
William Nicholson

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Thorpe le Soken - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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