Garrison House, Wivenhoe, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Wivenhoe >> White's Directory 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. 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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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
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Henry Lodge Ashford
Grocers etc. (* Drapers also).
William Jones (and ferryman)
* James Moore
* John Smith, (and maltster)
* Tabrum and Parkes
Ship and Smack Owners.
Chamberlain J. G.
Samuel Goodwin (and sail maker)
Mrs W. Heath (and oyster dealer)
John Pratt, (and coal merchant)
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