History of West Hanningfield

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St Mary and St Edward's Church, West Hanningfield.
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History of West Hanningfield >> 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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Mrs. Mary Benson
William Brown, baker
Selina Burgis, shopkeeper
William Cheek, parish clerk
John Clark, bricklayer
William Kemble, M.A., rector
William Henry Lambirth, victualler, Compasses
John Parnell, blacksmith
George Potter, shoemaker and victualler, Ship
Robert Pout, wheelwright
Samuel Root, carpenter
William Sparrow, shoemaker
George Sparrow, baker, etc.
John Stanier, schoolmaster
Sarah Westwood, beerseller
John Wright, shoemaker

Farmers. (* are Owners.)
Colin Benson
William Benson
Abraham Bewers
Henry Cole
Patrick Bewers, Five Chimneys
* George Cole, New Barn
Joseph Farrow
Daniel Kirkham
* George Green, and butcher
Mr Button, Hill Farm
Thomas Mulcock
* W.H. Lambirth
* Charles Algernon Philip Sidney
Edward Smith, Union Farm,
Frederick Smith, auctioneer and estate agent, etc., Slough House
John Stevens
* Thomas Taylor
George Witney, Hill Farm

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West Hanningfield - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

West Hanningfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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