History of Weeley
Railway Station, Weeley.
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History of Weeley >> 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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Thomas Ablitt, butcher and bailiff
Robert Bloom, saddler, insurance agent, etc.
Edward Blowers nursery and seedsman
Mrs Lucy Brooks
Mrs Eliza Burgess, National School
William Samuel Butler, sweep, news agent
Thomas Canham wheelwright and smith
Thomas Chaplin, beerseller
William Deeves, blacksmith
Henry Gardner, butcher and beerhouse
William Gifford, bricklayer
Robert Goodchild, victualler Black Boy
Thomas Grimwood, corn miller
Mavtih Gunn, tailor
William Hayhoe, chimney sweeper
Hubert Holmes, carpenter, wheelwright, and postmaster
John Lait, thatcher
William Lilley, carrier and sexton
Jacob Manning, cattle dealer
George Plane, corn and seed merchant
John Smith and Son (Amos Smith), brick and tile makers; h Tendnng
Rev. William Yorrick Smythies , Hillside House
Rev. William Thorpe, M.A., rector
William Webb, butcher and dealer
Boot and Shoemakers.
James Mills, parish clerk
James Mills, jun.
Mrs H. Holmes
John Bones, jun.
Isaac Green, Coles
William May, Gutridge Hall
Thomas Rout, Rose Cottage
John Sexton, baliff
Mrs. J. Weeloy
Philip Sparling Skipper, and beerhouse
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Weeley - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Weeley - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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