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History of Thorrington >> White's Directory 1863
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.
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, machine owner
William Bacon, saddler and beerhouse
Mr David Earlier
Mr James Dawson
Zachariah Childs, butcher
Henry Cooper, corn miller
Jonathan Gosling, gardener
James Hart, wheelwright and carpenter
Thomas Manning, baker
Mr Robert Micklefield
George Pudney, relieving officer and registrar
Peter Pudney, victualler, Red Lion
Frederick Rodwell, blacksmith
Thomas Sach, carpenter and machine owner
George Sloughgrove, beer seller
Mrs Susan Smith, shopkeeper
James Bacon, jun.
Alfred William Frost
William Stutter Frost, Esq., Hall
Henry Harper, brick maker
William Death, parish clerk
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