History of Wakes Colne
Chappel and Wakes Colne Railway Station and site of the East Anglian Railway Museum.
© Copyright Brenda Howard contributor to the History of Wakes Colne >> White's Directory 1863
White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.
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.
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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Joseph Appleby, jun., coal merchant, and victualler, Sunderland Arms
William Arthy, blacksmith, Post Office
George Clarke Baker, corn miller and seed crusher, Colne Mill
William Birch, farm bailiff, Fisher's
Edward Brett, Esq., Wakes Colne Place
Maria Fairhead, schoolmistress
Joseph Frost, carrier to Colchester
Rev. Francis Sylvester, M.A., Rectory
Robert Poole, wheelwright
Mr Samuel Sadd
Mrs. Catherine Skingley, Wakes Hall
Charles Taylor, parish clerk, h Chappel
Nathaniel Bland, Beak
Joseph Boggis, Old House
John Borham, Jupes Hill
William Coulson, Gt. Loveney Hall
William Cutting, Bretts Green
Mrs. Sharah Fairhead, Jordans
Joseph Green, Creping Hall
Benjamin Johnson, Parkhurst Farm
David Johnson, Normans
Mrs. Sarah Lay, Lane Farm
Edward Legerton, Little Loveney Hall
Edward Matthews, Vernons
John Newman, Butts, h Bures Hamlet
Hugh Pettitt, Oak
Zachy Pettit, Fishers
John Potter, Leverett's
John Smith, Goodwin's
Mary Harrington and Elizabeth Harrington
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Wakes Colne - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Wakes Colne - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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