High Street, Wickford, c.1965Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Wickford >> White's Directory 1848
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. 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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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
John Bewitt, Bridge House
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Wickford - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Wickford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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