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White Hart, Thundersley, c.1955
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History of Thundersley >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848

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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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(Marked * are in Thundersley Hamlet)

John Cook, blacksmith
William Eckworth, victualler, White Hart
Rev. Charles Bertie Marriott B.A., curate, Rectory
Sarah Marshall, National School
* Samuel Pratt, shopkeeper
Mr. Benjamin Scudder
* George Thornton, shopkeeper
* Zachariah Willsher, beer seller
W.E. Benton, West Cottage
* John Boreham, Harelands
Joseph Brand
* James Brown, Claydons
Daniel Burchill
* John Cracknell
Robert Dean, Esq., Hall
William Dowsett
* James Henry Francis
* William Harvey, Brambles Hall
James Knightbridge, Sayers Farm
Samuel Pratt
* Samuel Playle
* George Thornton

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

Thundersley - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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