History of West Mersea

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West Mersea, c.1955
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History of West Mersea >> White's Directory 1863

Post Office Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.

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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.

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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Manassah Banks, Post Office
George Brand, victualler, Victory
James Brown, pork butcher
William Cause, saddler, etc.
Miss Sarah Ann Digby, schoolmistress
George Gladwell, thatcher
Hugh Green, surgeon.
Miss Sarah King, victualler, White Hart
John Carter Ladbrook, builder, etc.
Robert Munson, wheelwright
Joseph Munson, blacksmith
William Munson, tailor
James Mussett, jnr., fish and coal merchant, and bathing machine owner
Miss Elizabeth Pitman, schoolmistress
Alfred Fallen, parish clerk
Isaac Reed, rat catcher
William Richardson, coal and corn merchant
William Rogers, shopkeeper and victualler, Fox
William Sheldrake, beerseller
John Underwood, coast guard officer
Rev. Edward Flavell Ventris, M.A, vicar and surrogate
Thomas Wyatt, shipwright

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Thomas Penning
Frederick Smith, and corn miller

Boot and Shomakers.
Abraham Nevill
James Smith

John Bacon, butcher
Henry Bean, Well House
Edwin Bean, Waldegraves
Thomas Booley
Mrs. Eleanor Bonner
Charles Cock
George Croyden
Charles Downes
Jeffery Harvey, Bower Hall
Thomas Keeble
George Mason, West Hall
James Mason, Peete Hall
Joseph Watson, Hocking Hall
Abraham Watson
William White

Elijah Pollen
John Pullen
George Pullen
William Rogers

Grocers, etc.
James Hempstead
J.C. Ladbrooke
Mrs. Sarah Kemp
John Rudlin
William White

Oyster Merchants and Fowlers.
Arnold Freshwater
James Hempstead
John Innes
Henry John May
John Mussett
James Mussett
J. Mussett, jnr.
William Mussett

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

West Mersea - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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