Waltham Abbey, Market Square 1921Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Waltham Abbey >> Whites Directory 1863
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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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Those marked: 1 High Beech
2 Holyfield Hamlet
3 Upshire Hamlet
Colonel William Harrison Askwith, R.A., superintendent of Royal Gunpowder Factory
1 Edward Bartholomew, Esq., Fairmead
Rev. Louis Alexander Beck, M.A., incumbent of High Beech
Rev. C. W. Bond, curate
1 Edward Bulner, Esq.
1 Mrs S. Burrell
Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, Bart., Warlies Park
William Carr parish clerk
3 Richard Bates
Susan Clark, cowkeeper
James Colver, upholsterer, etc.
4 William Connell and Co., bleachers and scourers, Sewardstone Mills
4 John Speed Davies, Esq., Yardley House
1 Mr James Dawson
Mr John Dick
G.E. and P.E. Durnford, clerks, Gunpowder Factory
William Dyer, furniture, etc. broker
Capt. S.B. Edenborough, Thrift Hall
George Eversfield, bailiff, etc.
4 Joseph Fisher Esq. and C.A. Gibbs, Esq.
J.S. Flinter, clerk, Gunpowder Factory
Rev. James Francis M.A., incumbent
4 John Giffard, Esq.
4 William Hebden
John Hanchett, stonemason
3 Mr Hembrow
Major Henry, R.A., captain instructor, Gunpowder Factory
Miss Jane Hicks and William Hicks, collector, etc.
4 John James Horner, Esq.
Thomas Howard, tax surveyor
4 George Hunt, parish clerk
Captain Thomas Inglis, R.E.
Frederick Joyce, percussion cap manufacturer
William Law, hairdresser, etc.
Captain William Leask, High Beech.
Edmund Littler, printer, stationer, and china, etc. dealer
George Lucas, tobacconist
1 Mr William Lupton
3 Major Rigge
James Ainsworth Marshall, druggist
James Martin, Esq., Alder Grove Lodge
William Maynard, umbrella maker
John Morse, artificial flower maker
Rev. Spencer Murch (Baptist)
Captain Arthur Newland, Honilands
4 Joshua Pegrum, relieving officer
Charles Pryor, auctioneer, etc.
John Randell, clerk of works
James Rowley, bacon dealer, etc.
Edward Saunders, pawnbroker
3 Mr John Smith, Galley Hill
1 Frederick Soames, Esq., Beech House
1 Charles Sotheby, Esq., Manor House
William Street chimney sweeper
William Symondson and William Symondson, jun., and George Symondson, gent., Upshire Hall
Joseph Tabraham, tobacconist, etc.
William Tuckwell, horse, etc. letter
Joseph Turnham, fishmonger
3 Henry Walker, potter
Henry Watkins, lime, slate, etc. dealer
Henry Whale, police sergeant
Alfred Wigan, Esq,. Monkhams Hall
4 Henry Wigan, Esq..
4 Jonathan CharlesYoung
William Winters, news agent, etc.
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