Thorpe-le-Soken, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Thorpe le Soken >> White's Directory 1863
Part 1. Continues Part 2.
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1863 directory is the 1861 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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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
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
Miss Mc Kay
Robert Beckwith, and miller
James Henry Hacklett
Mrs Mary Wilson
Boot and Shoemakers..
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Thorpe le Soken - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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