History of Toppesfield

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Village pump, Toppesfield.
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History of Toppesfield >> White's Directory 1848

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

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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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Robert Allerton, coal carter
George Barker, blacksmith, wheelwright, and agricultural machine maker
Joseph Brewer, parish clerk and schoolmaster
John Brown, blacksmith
Mrs. Hannah Burleigh
John Burleigh, victualler, Green Man
Robert Butcher, cattle dealer
Henry Chatters, baker
Marshal Cooke, police officer
Hezekiah Dowsett, carpenter
Rev. Charles John Gooch, Rectory
Robert Hardy, hawker
Stephen Piper, poulterer
Charles Tottman, butcher

Farmers (* are Owners).
George Kemp Bridge, Thurston's
William Briggs, Oliver's
* William Brown, Elms
John Burleigh, Shop Farm
Charles Chapman, Mortimer's
John Darby, Bradfield
Charles Davey, Tyler's
* Robert Dowsett, Grey's
* John Eley, Husees
Thomas Eley, Berwick's Hall
George Freeborn, Cust Hall
Charles Golding, Lewsey's
John Hardy, Flowers Hall
William Howard, Hill Farm
* James Piper, Ongars
James Smith, (charcoal merchant) Huralls
Charles Tottman, Dog House
Sarah Warren
Daniel Mead
William Wilding, Scotneys

Perry and Letch
Charles Tottman

James Hardy
Humphrey Letch
Isaac Smee
John Smee
Thomas Webb

William Butcher
John Eley
John Hardy

Robert Brasher (and straw plat manufacturer)
Charlotte Dowsett
Thomas Perry

David Manning
William Percival

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

Toppesfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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