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White's Directory of Essex 1848

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Joseph Abbott
James Willshere Aldridge, railway clerk
Edward Wilson Banks, Esq., solicitor
Mrs. Mary Anne Beadel
Joseph Howell Blood, Esq., solicitor and union clerk, clerk to the magistrates
Miss Penelope Boyfield
Misses Maria Boutwood and Emma Boutwood
Rev. John Bramston, M.A., vicarage
Miss Mary Ann Bramston
Robert Bretnall, Esq.
Miss Jane Bright
Thomas Butler, Esq.
Henry Chappell, millwright
Rev. Alfred Child, M.A.
James Church, manager, Gas Works
Charles Cooke, police superintendent
John Coote, auctioneer, etc.
Edward Corder, umbrella maker
James Corder, solicitor's clerk
Cornelius Cornelius, basket maker
John Wilson Craig, tea dealer
James Dace, parish clerk
Rev. Anthony de Lima, D.D., Catholic Priest
Rev. Henry Du Cane
George Edwards, gentleman
Capt. Jacob Elton
William Garrett, postmaster
Mrs. Mary Granger
George King Gilby, railway clerk
Miss Green
Samuel Harris
Harvey James Harris
William Hastings
James Cansdell Hicks
Rev. James Huckle (Baptists)
Manfred Pitt Hudson, excise officer
Robert Hughes, organist
John Humphries
Mrs. Henrietta Hunt
Mrs. Phoebe Ives
Mrs. Hannah Jarvis
Major Harman Jeffares
John Johnson, coach and harness maker
Miss Sarah Cox
Sarah Lewis, china, glass, etc., dealer
William Luard, Esq.
Rev. Seymour Edward Major, B.A.
William Mann, patten and clog maker
Mrs. Newman
Miss Norton
Mrs. Osbourne
Mrs. Sheriff
Jacob Howell Pattisson, Esq., LLB, solicitor
William Perry, railway office
Mr. John Philbrick
Mr. William Pryke
Rev. Richard Robinson (Independent Minister)
Thomas Rusher, sexton
John Saville, fishmonger
Misses Louisa Shaen and Hephzibah Shaen
William Shee, relieving officer
William shelley, dairyman
Mrs. Sarah Simms
James Slythe, stone mason
James Smith, drill maker
William Spink, veterinary surgeon
Mr. John Steele
Richard Stevens, solicitor
Misses Elizabeth Talbot and Louisa Talbot
Rev. Joseph da Silva Taveres (Catholic)
George Thomasin, brush, mop, yarn and clog manufacturer
Mr. Robert Turner
Mrs. Elizabeth True
John Edward Walford, Esq., Moat farm
Cornelius Walford, junior clerk
Mrs. Walker
Mary Whitaker
Mrs. Jane Wieburgh

William Fulton and Ann Clayden, British Schools
Maria Cunningham
Elizabeth Garrett (Infant School)
Mary Ann Houghton
Moses Jackson
William Mann, Witham School
Frederick Charles Jagg, National School
Sophia Woolnough, National School

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Edward Alger, Cuppers
Henry Barwell, Motts Farm
Thomas Beadel, Howbridge Hall and Dengie Farm
Robert Bright, Chipping Hill
John Coote, Chipping Hill
Samuel Cowell, Ishams
John Crump, Freeborns Farm
John Crump, Benton Hall
Joseph Foster, Blunt's Hall and Wheelers
Jonathan Hutley, Elms Hall
William Hutley, Powers Hall and Oliver's
John Lemon, Elm Farm
Thomas Shoobridge, miller
Edward Smith
Arthur Tuff
Anthony Warwicker, Ruckstones

Inns and Taverns.
Robert Salter, Albert Hotel
George Appleby, Angel
James Emery, Blue Posts Tap
Michael Alfred Dradis, Carpenter's Arms
William Walford, George and Dragon
Walter Borroughs, George
Thomas Bailey, Globe
Eleanor Tanner, King's Head
John Ward, Red Lion
Sarah Nunn, Spread Eagle
James Andrews, Swan
John Mann, Waggon and Horses
Rebecca Cook, White Hart
Robert Dodd, White Hart Tap
William Thornback, White Horse
John Smithman, Woolpack

Bakers, etc.
John Beard
Elizabeth Ely
Sarah Hubbard
Thomas Mead
John Pease
Joseph Sayer
John Slythe
George White

Henry Kerridge
Edward Mortimer

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