History of Wickford

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History of Wickford >> 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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Richard Bartlett, cattle dealer
Mark Butcher, police officer
George Carter, bricklayer and builder
John Carter, carpenter and builder
Richard Wallis Champion, schoolmaster and stationer
George Clark, bricklayer
Eleanor Crow, schoolmistress
Reuben Dines, victualler, Castle Inn
Rev. William Dougan ( Independent)
Eliza Flack, National schoolmistress
William Louis Le Sage, surgeon
Mr William Marsh
Mary Ann Mead, straw hat maker
Rev. Richard Fortesque Purvis, curate
Thomas Reed, smith and iron founder
John Richardson, butcher
Elijah Rushbrook, veterinary surgeon

Boot and Shoemakers.
William Moyse
Henry Perry

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Farmers (* are Owners.)
Daniel Archer, and David James Archer
David Archer, Hall
* Thomas Bell
* Samuel Brunwin, Stileman's
Isaac John Clark
* Edmund Copland
Henry Stone
Matthias Wendon

Plumbers, Painters, etc.
Mary North
Charles Robinson

Grocers, etc.
(* Bakers.)
Samuel Carter
* John Salmon
* Charles Tanner

James Gigney
George Upson

George Mead
William Reed

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

Wickford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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