St. Christopher's Church, Willingale Doe.©John Winfield contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
History of Willingale Doe >> White's Directory 1863
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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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Rev. William Bramston, B.A., Rectory
Sarah Brewster, shopkeeper
Beniah Britton, grocer, etc.
Sarah Cousins, shopkeeper
Miss S. E. Howard, schoolmistress
William Little, parish clerk
James Oliver, shoemaker
James Palmer, shoemaker
J. and I. Sands, blacksmiths
William Shipton, victualler, Maltster's Arms
William Tanner, victualler, Bell
Rev. E.A. Westhorp, curate
John Maylon, and miller
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Willingale Doe - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Willingale Doe - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805 (map badly creased)
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