History of 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. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:


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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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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

James Margerum
John Skipper

Boot and Shoemakers.
James Allison
James Mills, parish clerk
James Mills, jun.
Francis Palmer

Mrs H. Holmes
Jane Firmin
Arabella Tweed

John Bird
John Bones, jun.
William Gifford
Isaac Green, Coles
John Green
Mr Hicks
William May, Gutridge Hall
Isaac Moles
Thomas Rout, Rose Cottage
John Sexton, baliff
William Thorpe
Mrs. J. Weeloy
William Winney

Grocers, etc..
Robert Bloom
John Firman
Samuel Marsh
Philip Sparling Skipper, and beerhouse
James Ward

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

Weeley - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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