History of Waltham Abbey

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History of Waltham Abbey >> White's Directory 1848

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

Part I. Continues Part 2 >>.

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Those marked 1, are in High Beech; 2, Holyfield Hamlet; 3, Upshire Hamlet; 4, Sewardstone Hamlet; and the rest are in the town of Waltham Abbey.

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William Adams, master worker, Gunpowder Mills
1 Mrs. B. Allen, Fairmead House, Asylum
3 Mr. John Allen, Upshire
1 Richard Arabin Esq., and Mrs. Mary Arabin
Thomas Austin, superintendent of machinery at Gunpowder Mills
3 William Banbury Esq., Warley Park
Mr. William Beldam
John Brackett
Richard Bradford, registrar, sub-district of stamps, and agent London Insurance Company
4 William Burch, cotton manufacturer
4 Samuel Burgess, gentleman
William Carr, parish clerk
4 Mr. Thomas Chetwood, butler
John Clark, glover, Sun Street
Rt. Hon. Admiral Sir. George Cockburn, Bart. and G.C.B., High Beech
2 Beale Blackwell Colvin, Esq., Mangham's Hall
3 Newell Connop Esq., Upshire
Benjamin Cornish, cooper
George Crean, pastry cook and confectioner
4 John Davis Esq., Yardley House
James Dawson Esq., High Beech
Thomas Dench, fishing tackle maker
George E. Durnford, second clerk, Gunpowder Mills
William Dyer, furniture, etc., broker
Rev. J. East, (Baptist), Paradise Row
Samuel Faulkner, dyer
Joseph Ferguson, manager
1 Rev. S. Pryer Field M.A., incumbent of High Beech
1 Charles Forrest M.D., Springfield House Asylum
Rev. James Francis M.A., incumbent
John Griffith Esq., High Bridge St
Thomas Hale, fellmonger and wool dealer
James Hobson and Charles Hobson, stone masons
Edward Hutton, police sergeant, Sun St
Johnston W.J. first clerk, Gunpowder Mills
Colonel Richard Jones
4 W.Y. Jones Esq., High Beech
Frederick Joyce, percussion cap manufacturer
Mr. William Littler, High Bridge St
3 William Lovegrove, hair maker
William Maynard, umbrella maker
Joseph Mellish, police inspector
3 Mrs. Martha Merrington, Upshire
3 Mr. Thomas Miller, Upshire
James Mills, pin manufacturer, (and London)
2 Capt. George Palmer, Claverhambury
John Parnell Esq., Paradise Cottage
Mrs. Fanny Presland, carrier
4 Charles Preston Esq., Sewardstone
Charles Pryor, auctioneer, estate agent, and agent to Phoenix Fire and Pelican Life Offices
John Rapley, timber merchant, etc.
Thomas Ratcliff Esq., R.E. clerk of works, Gunpowder Mills
3 Mr. John Reffell
George Rowe, attendant at Leopard's Hill Lodge Asylum
James Rowley, bacon dealer, etc.
Rev. P.J. Saffery (Baptist)
William Sayer, foreman
John Smith, high constable, Harold's Park
1 Capt. Charles Sotheby, R.N., Manor House, High Beech
1 Paul Tatlock Esq., High Beech
John Turner, basket maker
Joseph Turner, fishmonger
Thomas Henry Usborne Esq.
3 Henry Walker, potter
1 Frederick Wells, gentleman, and Misses Webb 3 Mr. John Westley
Mrs. Hannah Whitehead
James Wright Esq., deputy gunpowder store keeper
Capt. R.E. Yorke, commanding engineer, Gunpowder Works

British School, Thomas Pugh
Charity School, John Braim
J. Hill, Sewardstone Street
William Leggatt (and surveyor)
National Schools, Benjamin Merryman and Martha Merryman; and Miss Burrell

James Allsup (clerk to magistrates of Enfield District)
Joseph Jessopp (clerk to magistrates of Waltham District)
John Jessopp Parnell, Green yard

Inns and Taverns.
Mary Aylin, Angel, Sun St
Henry Quare Alger, Cock, Sun St
Daniel Read, Green Dragon
William Camfield, Greyhound
Issac Baker, Harp, Sun St
William Roberts Clark, King's Arms
1 James Phillipson, King's Oak
Richard Tuckwell, New Inn
Thomas Sinkwell, Oak, Sewardstone
John Murdock, Owl, Leopard's Hill
William Argent, Red Lion, Market Place
3 John Spurgen, Rose and Crown
James Death, Ship Inn, Sun Street
John Clayden, Sun, Sun Street
William Green, Three Compasses
James Eldridge, Three Tuns, Market Place
George Rand, Wake's Arms, Upshire
Fanny Smith, White Horse, Sun St
James Dubourg, White Lion, Sun St

George Coxshall
George Crean
William Hicks
Jonathan Page
Thomas Mumford
Thomas Reed
William Reed
Samuel Tyler

3 George Askew
John Bride
John Cole
John Collins
Henry Copperwheat
1 Frederick Glendenning
3 Joseph Harding
Robert Hitchman
William James
James Larman
Jemima Lane
2 Benjamin Pryor
John Rapley
William Reed
William Rickett
Eliza J. Sloper
3 John Stiles
John Woodbridge

William Cook (and farrier)
1 John Greatorex
Thomas Green
Philip Powell
Samuel Reed

Elizabeth Johnson
James A. Marshall
Ebenezer Thompson (and printer)

Boot and Shoemakers.
James Beckwith
James Colverd
Thomas Godfrey
Joseph Howell
1 Charles Hunt
James Larman
Joshua Pegrum
Henry Reynolds
Isaiah Sanders
Joseph Upton
2 J.B. Walker

Continues Part 2 >>.

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