History of Witham

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History of Witham >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.

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Joseph Abbott, manager
Thomas Shaw Hellier Abrey, auctioneer, etc. (Coote and Abrey), and chief constable for Lexden H.
Rev. William Baines (Catholic)
James Balls, shopman
William Beard, coach builder, etc.
Joseph Beaumont, solicitor; h Coggeshall (S. and B.)
Capt. William Benton, R.A.
Blood and Douglas, solicitors
Joseph Howell Blood, solicitor, union cleric, superintendent registrar, clerk to magistrates
Robert Blyth, law clerk
Rev. John Bramston, M.A., vicar
Miss Mary Ann Bramston
Mrs Sarah Bretnall
Mrs J. Bright
John Brownlow, excise officer
Rev. John Bryan Carwardine, M.A., rector of Newland St. Lawrence
Joseph Catchpole police superintendent.
Henry Chappell, millwright, appraiser, etc., George Inn
Mrs Sarah Chappell
Richard Cheek, printer, bookseller, and stationer
John Church, law clerk and insurance agent
Rev. Beaum Stracy Clarice, B.A., rector of Little Braxted, Ivy Chimneys
William Henry Cobb, coal, oil, coke, and manure merchant
Mrs Elizabeth Cook and Mrs Rebecca Cook
John Cook, stamp distributor, Grove Terrace
Coote and Abrey, auctioneers, estate agents, and surveyors
John Coote, auctioneer, etc.
Rev. Robert Townsend Crawley, M.A., curate of All Saints
Mrs Elizabeth Crump
Mary Ann Curtis
Robert Dace, parish clerk
Samuel Dadson, asylum keeper
Robert Daniels, station master
Rev. John Dewsnap ( Independent)
Thomas Butler Dixon, miller; h Blue Mills
Charles Douglas solicitor (B. and D.)
Mrs H. Du Cane, The Grove
Mrs R. Du Cane
Miss Dewdney

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Percy Du Cane, Esq., and the Misses
George Edwards gent. Chipping Hill
Thomas Fish, hatter, and collector for Essex Provident Society
Rev. John Horsier (Baptist)
William Garrett, registrar of marriages, etc., Post Office
Mrs Mary Ann Gaywood
Horatio Goodday, M.D. and surgeon
Rev. James Goodday, union chaplain
Mrs. Granger Temple, Cottage
Alexander Green, gent.
William Benjamin Groves, tailor ( Gardner and Groves)
Mrs Elizabeth Hart, gentlewoman
Mrs Henderson
Mr P. Hanmer
James Cansdell Hicks and Mrs. Hicks, master and matron, Union Workhouse
Miss Mary Hubbard
Miss Jane Humphries
William King, tallow chandler, and Miss C King
William Sanders Knight, bank agent
Joseph Kirkpatrick, tea dealer
Thomas Lish
Mrs Metcalf
Mrs Charlotte Luard, Witham Lodge
Rev. James Lyon (Independent)
William Mann, patten and clog maker
John Miller, porter, Workhouse
Henry Nunn, assistant overseer,
James William Page, jun., collector and insurance agent
Robert Partridge, Esq., land agent, Witham House
Joseph Perry, basket maker
Proctor and Gimson, surgeons
Alexander George Proctor, surgeon
John Quinney, basket and sieve maker
Rev. William Raynes, M.A., curate
Robert Robinson manager, Gas Works
Mrs Mary Rust, stay maker
John Saville, fishmonger
William Edwin Shee, relieving officer and registrar
William Shelley, cowkeeper
James Slythe, stone mason
Charles Smith, law clerk, insurance agent, etc.
Edward Smith, gent.
Frederick Smith, basket maker
Robert Smith, clerk
James Smyth and Sons (Josiah and Herbert), drill makers, etc.
Francis Speakman, Savings Bank sec.
William Spink veterinary surgeon
Stevens and Beaumont, solicitors and at Goggeshall
Richard Stevens, solicitor, and clerk to commissioners of taxes, etc.
Misses Elizabeth Talbot and Louisa Talbot
George Thomasin, brush, mop, yarn, patten and clog manufacturer
Samuel Thorogood

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