History of Wix

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

Marked thus * are at Wix Green; the rest at Wix Cross

James Cutting, brick and tile maker and builder, Abbey Kiln
* Joseph Everson, bricklayer and plasterer
* George Low, butcher and victualler, White Hart
* John Southgate sen., schoolmaster
* William Southgate, corn miller
John Simmons, wheelwright
James Taylor, veterinary surgeon and victualler, Waggon Inn
Henry Thompson, parish clerk
Rev. George Wilkins, incumbent

* John Ham
William Ham

Boot and Shoemakers
* William May
Joseph Rudland

(* are owners)
Robert Barber sen., Carbonels
Robert Barber jun.
Smith Howard Bawtree, Abbey
* John Borrows
* John Matthew Constable, Red House
* Maurice Constable
* Nathaniel Cutting, Dairy House
James Eagle, Park Hall
Edward Clay Eagle
John Peck
John Sawyer, Lodge
John Southgate jun., Bockings
John Simson
Joseph Sorrell
Nathaniel Sorrell
James Taylor

Grocers etc.
James Bentall
Elizabeth Nicholson
Mary Nicholson
* John Southgate

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

Wix - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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