History of Wickford

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History of Wickford >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - 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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Aaron Adey, grocer and butcher
George Bell, grocer, etc.
Samuel Bridge, victualler, Castle Inn
John Carter, carpenter, etc.
Francis Clark, bricklayer
Benjamin Franklin, butcher
Rev. T.C. Griffith, curate
James Larrett, baker and grocer
Moses Miller, shopkeeper
John North, plumber, painter, etc.
M.A. North, milliner and dress maker
Thomas Reed, ironfounder and smith
Elijah Rushbrook, veterinary surgeon
C. Thackthwaite, surgeon
Anthony Wells, surgeon
William Woolard, wheelwright
James Gigney, saddler

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David Archer, Hall
Thomas Bell
John Bewitt, Bridge House
George Upson

Joseph Crow
William Moyse
Samuel Branwin
Thomas Salmon

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Wickford - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Wickford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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