History of Witham

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History of Witham >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848

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Booksellers, Printers, etc.
William Knight
Richard Cheek

Boot and Shoe Makers.
David Abbott
James Boutwood
Joseph Brand
Alfred Dunsdon
James Gaywood
Alfred Sayer
William Simpson
William Tyler
Levi Turner
Philip Wood

Joseph Chalk
Robert Cooke
Theodore Harrison
James William Page
Richard Wright

Charles Barwell
Edmund Barwell
Henry Barwell
James Belcher
Joseph Blyth
George Chaplin
Joseph Emery
William Rust
John Walford
James Warren

Cabinet Makers
John Coote (and undertaker)
John Cottee
George Cottee
William Garrett

Carpenters and Builders.
Edward Agar
Thomas Barker
Theodore Harrison
James Holmes
Hugh Mortimer

Clothes Dealers.
Joseph Nott
Richard Payne

John Cooper
Henry Sayer

Corn Millers.
Benjamin Dixon
Daniel Piper
Henry Shead
Thomas Shoobridge
William Bright
James Grimwood (and coal dealer, and maltster
Henry White

Robert Green
Thomas Pyman

William Luck
Ophelia Rule

Grocers, etc.
William Butler
George Hamblin
Marven Hicks
Robert King
Henry Thorpe
Robert King
Henry Thorpe
Edward Smith

Ironmongers, Braziers, etc.
George Gardner, (and leather seller)
Carrington Wilson

Linen and Woolen Drapers.
William Butler
George Hamblin
Robert King

Harriet Briggs
Ann Cowlin
Elizabeth Ely
Miss Margaret Foster
Elizabeth Gardner
Sarah Harwood
Mary Mattheson
Sarah Robinson

Perfumers and Hairdressers.
William Cottis
George Rowe
Cornelius Walford

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Plumbers, Painters, and Glaziers.
John Elmy
Sarah Elmy William Elmy Mrs. Jane Lewis

Saddlers, etc.
William Garrett
John Rust
Samuel Thorne
Isaac Warwicker

John Brand
Joseph Brand
Joseph Chalk
Sophia Fewell
Sarah Hubbard
Joseph Nott
John Pease
Elizabeth Simpson

Charles Chappell, (whitesmith)
Mary Ann Fuller
Nehemiah Fuller
Samuel Ives

Stay Makers.
Lucy Botham
Mary Butcher
Mary Ann Gaywood
Jane Tuff

Straw Hat Makers.
Sarah Allprice
Sarah Davey
Eliza Garrett
Sarah Harwood

Henry Dixon
Alexander Pyman
Thomas Pyman
Thomas Tomkin

John Gardner
John Garrard
Thomas Garrett
Robert Martin
Edward Sibthorpe

William Allatson
Robert Harrington
Josiah Cornelius Thorne

William Fleuty

Wine and Spirit Merchants.
Charles Owen Green
Thomas Marks

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