History of Wimbish
White Hart Inn, Wimbish, c.1950
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Wimbish >> White's Directory 1848
White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.
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.
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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Buttris Barker, blacksmith
William Butcher, parish clerk
Rev. Martin Wilson Foye M.A., vicar
Mrs. Martha Gayton, Tiptofts
Charles Harrison, butcher
George Jackson, carpenter and victualler, White Hart
Thomas Aldridge, Hyams
Henry Archer, Cold End
John Barnard, Freemans
John Baynes, Abbot's Farm
John Bunton, Rayments
John Franklin, Elms
Robert Franklin, Little Bridge
Edward French, Gunters
Henry Giblin, Broad Oaks
Thomas Hall, Frogs Green
Daniel Heard, Wimbish Parsonage
James Kittredge, bricklayer
Edward Mills, Howlett-end
John Mills, Hodges
James Mynott, Wiggles
William Norris, Maypole
Joseph Nottage, Wimbush Green
James Prior, Stonards
John Tamer, Windmill
John Thurgood, Lower House
John Townsend, (and miller,) New House
William Trayler, Wimbush Hall
William Willett, Thunderley Parsonage
Matthew Winder, Thunderley Hall
William Wiseman, Cold-end
Thomas Wright, Drylands
William Mynott (and miller)
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Wimbush - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Wimbush - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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