History of Wivenhoe

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History of Wivenhoe >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.

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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.

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Abraham Abbott, carpenter, etc.
Edward Allum, gamekeeper to S. Brown, Esq.
John Barrs, fishmonger
Daniel Barrell, wheelwright
John Bryant, British schoolmaster
Stephen Brown Esq., Wivenhoe Hall (and silk throwster, Colchester)
William Browne, rope maker
William Brummell Esq., Wivenhoe House
John Green Chamberlain, agent for Sandwich Cinque Port
George Chamberlain, shoemaker
William Church, bricklayer
William Coney, cooper
John Death, coal meter
William Elsworthy, block maker
Henry Joseph Firman, collector and manor bailiff
Anthony Frost, brewer

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Nathaniel Harvey, coal and oyster mercht
Thomas Harvey, ship and boat builder
Philip Havens Esq., merchant.(and East Donyland Hall)
Philip Havens jun., surgeon
James Hellen, master mariner
Thomas Howard, parish clerk
William Jolliffe, gardener, etc.
Edward Martin, master, royal navy
William Noble, master mariner
Miss Sarah Pratt, post mistress
John Gurdon Rebow Esq., Wivenhoe Park
William Ronayne, tide surveyor, etc.
William Rudd, schoolmaster
Thomas Sanford and John Sanford, gentleman
Miss Sargeant, schoolmistress
John Smith, corn miller
John Temple, chemist and druggist
Rev. Edward Thomas Waters M.A., Rectory

Inns and Taverns.
Charles Heath Anchor, (oyster merchant)
Isaac Blyth, Black Boy, (plumber, etc.)
William Fisher, Falcon,
George Philbrick Flag,
John Powell, Greyhound
William Schofield, Horse and Groom
David Durrell, Rose and Crown, (sail maker)
George Chamberlain, Ship Launch

John Carrington
Mary Chapman
William Franks
William Grace
Edward Ham

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Joseph Dowsett
John Harlow
John Summers

Isaac Blyth
William Corder
William Ridgeley
William Schofield

Henry Lodge Ashford
Daniel Carver
William Clark
James Frost
John Prentice
Thomas Sanford
John Wright

Grocers etc. (* Drapers also).
John Howling
William Jones (and ferryman)
* James Moore
John Polley
* John Smith, (and maltster)
John Summers
* Tabrum and Parkes

Ship and Smack Owners.
Isaac Blyth
Chamberlain J. G.
William Corder
John Cridge
Samuel Goodwin (and sail maker)
William Goodwin
Mrs W. Heath (and oyster dealer)
William Madder
William Murrell
James Penny
John Pratt, (and coal merchant)
William Rich
Thomas Sanford
John Wilby

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Wivenhoe - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Wivenhoe - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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