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History of West Hanningfield >> White's Directory 1863
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:
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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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.)
Patrick Bewers, Five Chimneys
* George Cole, New Barn
* George Green, and butcher
Mr Button, Hill Farm
* W.H. Lambirth
* Charles Algernon Philip Sidney
Edward Smith, Union Farm,
Frederick Smith, auctioneer and estate agent, etc., Slough House
* Thomas Taylor
George Witney, Hill Farm
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