Chipping Hill, Witham, c.1950Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Witham >> White's Directory 1863
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1863 directory is the 1861 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:
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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Boot and Shoemakers.
James Lambert and Son (David)
James William Page
Joseph John Miller
Samuel Mortimer and Edward Mortimer
B. and B.W. Dixon, Blue Mills
Edward Charles Smith
Avenue House, Witham.© Copyright Julian Osley contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
Cornelius George Rowe
Ironmongers, Tinners, etc.
Edward Charles Smith
S. Robinson and H. Robinson
Plumbers, Painters and Glaziers.
Mrs Rosa Elmy
Mrs Mary Rust
Gardner and Groves
Henry Garrett, and china, etc. dealer
Josiah Cornelius Thome
Beard William, and coach builder
Wine and Spirit Merchants.
Robert Smith, and brewer
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