History of Widford

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History of Widford >> 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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(Marked * are in Chelmsford Parish)

John Attwood, Esq., M.P., Hylands
* Charles Abbott, victualler, Silent Women
* Philip Aldridge, baker
Joseph Bentley, corn miller
Rev. William Buswell B.A., Rectory
John Bunting, shoemaker
Mr. Charles Chevely, Lodge
Peter Crozier, farmer
* Joseph Taylor Durrant, farmer
* Francis Earle, grocer, etc.
William Garwood, farmer
Robert Hammond, farmer, Hall
Charles Kennedy, bailiff, Hylands
Mrs. Perry, National School
* John Shelly, blacksmith
George Thorn, butcher and victualler, White Horse

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

Widford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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