History of Thorrington

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History of Thorrington >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.

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:


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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.

My ancestor lived here at this time, but why aren't they listed here? Answer: Not everyone appeared in a trade directory. Please read our Trade Directories article.

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Thomas Bacon, beerhouse keeper
Rev. John Barry Brodrick M.A., curate
Samuel Chignall, seedsman
George Cooper, corn miller
Thomas Manning, baker, etc.
George Pudney, registrar and relieving officer
Susan Richardson, gentlewoman
John Rodwell, blacksmith
Joseph Ruffle, butcher
Mrs. Sandford, schoolmistress
Thomas Sloughgrove, bricklayer
Samuel Warren, victualler, Red Lion

James Hart
James Nunn

James Bacon
Micaiah Bacon
John Boghurst
Martha Childs
John Cousins
William Dale
William Stutters Frost, Hall
Richard Harris
Edward Harvey
Charles Porter
Roger Porter
John Rodwell
Jeffrey Ruffle (and cattle dealer)

James Hast
Margaret Potter
Robert Smith
Thomas Wade

William Death, and parish clerk
Robert Potter

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Thorrington - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Thorrington - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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