History of White Colne
Colchester Road, White Colne, c.1955
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of White Colne >> White's Directory 1848
White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1848 directory is the 1851 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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Rev. John Dixon, Baptist Minister
Edward Fairhead, gardener, etc.
James Holden, grocer
Rev. William Edward Hume M.A., incumbent; house Earl's Colne
George Nicholson, victualler, King's Head
Elijah Ringer, shoemaker
Alfred Wheeler (and wheelwright)
John Beard, Barwick Hall
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White Colne - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
White Colne - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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