High Street, Wivenhoe, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Wivenhoe >> 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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Daniel Barrell, wheelwright, etc.
Isaac Blyth, plumber, glazier, etc.
William Lancaster Brown, shopman
William Browne, ropemaker, etc.
Samuel Gatt, blacksmith
John Green Chamberlain, gent.
John Church, vestry clerk, etc.
William Church, bricklayer, etc.
Ann Cole, druggist, etc.
Sir Claude William Champion De Crespigny, bart., Wivenhoe Hall
David Durrell, sailmaker
John Elsworthy, mast, block, and pump maker
Henry Joseph Firman, gent.
Henry Benjamin Firman, druggist, etc.
Joseph Francis, corn miller
Rev. George Oliver Frost (Indpt.)
Nathaniel Harvey, coal and oyster merchant
Thomas Harvey and Sons, ship and yacht builders, ship owners, etc.
Thomas Harvey, jnr.; h Ipswich
John Harvey ; h Wivenhoe
Havens and Squire, surgeons
Philip Havens, surgeon
William Hindwood, carpenter
James Husk, boat builder, etc.
William Jolliffe, gardener
William Jones, ferryman
William Madder, sail maker
Robert Pratt, coal merchant, etc.
Miss Sarah Pratt, postmistress
Frederick John Price, ship chandler
George Miles Rayner, master mariner-
John Gordon Rebow, Esq., and Lady Georgiana, Wivenhoe Park
Joseph Sadler, shipwright
Edward Sandford, greengrocer
Samuel Nathaniel Squire, surgeon ( Havens and Squire)
John Summers, blacksmith
Rev. Edward Thomas Waters, M.A., Rectory
Solomon Went, brick and tile maker
Rev. Edward Wilkinson, B.A., curate
Joseph Wilkins, National Schoolmaster
Robert Willis and William Willis, master Mariners
Station Hotel, Wivenhoe.© Copyright Dr. Neil Clifton contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
Inns and Taverns.
Anchor, Charles Heath, and oyster merchant
Black Boy, William Goodwin
Falcon, Nathaniel Rogers Ham
Greyhound, Berkely Sainty _
Horse and Groom, David Grimes
Rose and Crown, James Gardner
Ship Launch, George Chamberlain
Union Flag, Sarah Wenden
Boot and Shoemakers.
William Abraham Abbott
Rose and Crown PH, Wivenhoe.© Copyright Dr. Neil Clifton contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
Edgar Cooper, Lodge
John Went, Cross
William Abraham Abbott
James Alfred Appleby
Henry Benjamin Firman
Ship and Smack Owners.
William Emery Denton
James Ham and Richard Ham
William Fredrick Stewardson, barber
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