History of Wickham Bishops

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St Bartholomew's Church, Wickham Bishops.
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History of Wickham Bishops >> 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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Charles Bickrnore, butcher
Henry Golden Borrett, victualler, Chequers
Ven. Charles Parr Burney, D.D., archdeacon of Colchester, etc. Rectory
Thomas Cottis, beerseller
Rev. Richard Espinasse, M.A., curate
Charles Ewers, parish clark
Miss Mary Guilliam, schoolmistress
Mrs Phoebe Holton, Railway Station
Henry Laver, gentleman
Charles Rogers, bricklayer
Isaac Otway, veterinary surgeon
Thomas Shelley, jun., letter carrier
J. H. South and Isaac Collins, thatchers
Benjamin Spooner, wheelwright
Capt. Robert Otho Travers, Wickham Place
Henry Turpin, blacksmith

Henry Bright, White House
Benjamin Dixon and Robert Walker, and corn millers, Wickham Mills
Henry Sylvester Dixon, The Orange
Mrs Mary Fairhead, Church Farm
Stephen Foster, High Hall
Herbert Leigh, Esq., Hill House
Thomas Smith, The Hall
John Williams; h Langford

Bakers, etc.
William Brown
Thomas Coote
Walter Eve

William Candler
W. Warren, beerhouse

John Bacon
Samuel Bridge
Thomas Brockis

William Boltwood
Moses Brown
Stephen Choppen
William Joseph Spark

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Wickham Bishops - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Wickham Bishops - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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