History of Wimbish

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History of Wimbish >> 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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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)
Henry Archer
John Boatman
* John Baynes
* Daniel Emson
* John Bunton, Rayments
John Franklin
Mrs Franklin
Edward French
Henry Giblin
Thomas Westrop Gayton
Richard Hill
Elizabeth Heard
Charles Ketley, Abbot's Farm
Mary Mills
Thomas Norris
William Mynott
John Mynott
John Surrey
John Thurgood, Lower House
George Townsend, Burnt House
Matthew Winder, Thunderley Hall
Charles Wisbey, Frogs Green
* William Wiseman, Cold-End
Thomas Wright
William Woodham

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

Wimbush - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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