The Hard, Tollesbury, c.1965Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Tollesbury >> 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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Henry Anthony, blacksmith and parish clerk
George Anthony, butcher
Richard Banyard, bricklayer
Rev. John Casson Battersby, vicar
William Beckwith, wheelwright, etc.
James Clarke, machine owner
Benjamin Cocks, assistant overseer, collector, etc.
James Drake, boat owner
Mrs Sarah Easter, Elysian Cottage
George Howe, saddler and druggist
William Howe, saddler and harness maker
Jeremiah Ketley, meat seller
William Last, decoyman
William Leaper, vermin destroyer
Robert Lee, blacksmith
Zachariah Lewis, shipwright, etc.
George Lufkin, carrier
Joseph Norrington and Mrs. Norrington, Parish School
John Posford, miller, Oxley Mill
William Rice and Samuel Sharp, carters
William Sach, joiner, Tiptree Heath
Miss Sophia Till, schoolmistress
William Wyatt, bricklayer
Inns and Taverns.
Hoy, Charles Southgate, and coal merchant
King's Head, William Anthony
Plough, John Cant, Oxley Hill
Plough and Sail, William Banyard
Joseph Dennis, Oxley Hill
Pearson Golding, (and miller) Bourchier's Lodge
Edward Harvey, Tiptree Heath
John Atkins Layer, The Wick
Alfred Ledgerton, Bolls Farm
John Joseph Mechi, Esq., Tiptree Hall
Alfred Pedley and John Dean, Lodge
George Root, Bourchier's Hall
Joseph Root, High Hall
George Sharp, Garlands
Richad Solly, jun., Bohun's Hall
William Went, Hall Marshes
Charles Edward White, Mill Hill
Joseph Wombwell, Borehams
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W. Harvey and Son
Benjamin Bright, Heath
Mrs J, Crampin, Heath
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