History of Witham
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History of Witham >> White's Directory 1848
White's Directory of Essex 1848
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.
My ancestor lived here at this time, but why aren't they listed here? Answer: Not everyone appeared in a trade directory. Please read our Trade Directories article.
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Booksellers, Printers, etc.
Boot and Shoe Makers.
James William Page
John Coote (and undertaker)
Carpenters and Builders.
James Grimwood (and coal dealer, and maltster
Ironmongers, Braziers, etc.
George Gardner, (and leather seller)
Linen and Woolen Drapers.
Miss Margaret Foster
Perfumers and Hairdressers.
White Hart Hotel, Witham.
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Plumbers, Painters, and Glaziers.
Mrs. Jane Lewis
Charles Chappell, (whitesmith)
Mary Ann Fuller
Mary Ann Gaywood
Straw Hat Makers.
Josiah Cornelius Thorne
Wine and Spirit Merchants.
Charles Owen Green
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Witham - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Witham - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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