Thatch Holme, Wimbish, c.1950Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Wimbish >> White's Directory 1863
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1863 directory is the 1861 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:
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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Henry Barker, shoemaker
William Butcher, parish clerk
John Chapman, beerhouse
Mrs Coe, schoolmistress
Edward Harrison, carrier and shopkeeper
George Jackson, carpenter and beerhouse
John Jeffery, blacksmith
John Kitteridge, bricklayer
Henry Matthews, boot and shoemaker
William Mynott, jun., miller and beerhouse
John Parkin, boot and shoemaker
Rev. George Ranking, Vicarage
John Richardson, shopkeeper
Farmers. (* are owners)
* John Baynes
* Daniel Emson
* John Bunton, Rayments
Thomas Westrop Gayton
Charles Ketley, Abbot's Farm
John Thurgood, Lower House
George Townsend, Burnt House
Matthew Winder, Thunderley Hall
Charles Wisbey, Frogs Green
* William Wiseman, Cold-End
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