History of White Colne

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History of White Colne >> White's Directory 1863

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.

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Joseph Appleby, jun., coal merchant, h Wakes Colne
Miss Louisa Duddell
Samuel Fairhead, gardener
James Firmin, station master
Nathaniel Groves, shopkeeper
G. Higgleton, parish clerk
Mrs. J. Wing
William James, grocer and draper, Countess Cross
Edward Jeremiah Mayhew, Esq.
James Patten, victualler, King's Head
John Rayner, blacksmith
Elijah Ringer, boot and shoemaker
Letitia Smith and Henrietta Smith, school

William French
Joseph Rouse Hicks, Barwick
Bernard Pilgrim
Jeffrey Pilgrim
Frederick Prewer
John Kay Shave
William Wood

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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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