History of Writtle

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History of Writtle >> White's Directory 1848

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

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Directory of Writtle parish, those marked 2 are at Cook's Mill Green; 3 at Edney Green; 4 at Oxney Green; 5 at Bedell's End; 6 at Highwood; 7 in Wick Street and the rest at Writtle Village, or where specified.

William Robert Barlow, surgeon
Robert Brown, clerk
James Chapman, clerk
Mrs, Charlotte Bullock
Mrs. Mary Evans
Samuel Dickson, surveyor, etc.
Joseph Fitt, hair dresser
Mr. George Adams Grant
Joseph Alfred Hardcastle, esq., M.P., brewer, and wine and spirit merchant, h: Coptfold Hall
William Harris, clerk
Rev. James Thomas Johnson M.A., curate
4 Mr. George Jones
Mr. W.H. Ketcher
William Jones, clerk
4 Gordon Kelly, Oxney Green House
Vicessimus Knox, Esq., Parsonage
Rev. J.B. Law (Independent Minister)
John Lugar, gentleman
Thomas Lucking
Robert Miller, cooper
William Muir, tea dealer
6 Rev. Thomas Owens A.B., incumbent of St. Paul's, Highwood
William Palmer, clerk
Mrs. Elizabeth Smith
Rev. Thomas Penrose D.C.L., vicar
Hon. Frederick Petre, Writtle Park
George Simpson, cattle dealer
Mr. William Thomas Strutt
Robert Wilson, assistant overseer

John William Addy, Rolstons
John Bailey, Montpeliers
Robert Baker, (and surveyor, etc.)
Francis Barker, Gorrells
Edward Brazier, sen.
Thomas Atkins
Daniel Carpenter, (and maltster)
William Challis, Bush Farm
7 William Copland (and auctioneer)
Mrs. Mary Corder, Reeds
John C. Cowlin, Wards
William Cramphorn
Thomas Crookes, Beaumont Otes
Peter Crosier, Bumpsteads
Joseph Dowson, Morehall
Robert Edwards, Bulymans
4 Edward Robert Edwards
John Jones
Samuel Fitch, Beadell's Hall
Mary Ann Green, Turges
John Jennings, Jourdans
James Isaac Livermore, Horsfrith
Samuel Lucking, sen., Lordship farm
2 John Moss, Branwoods
2 William Norrington, New House
3 Joseph Nottidge, Barrows
6 Henry Nottidge, Highwood
Timothy Oddy, Benedict Otes
James Parnell, Greys
John Perry, Warren
John Payle, Easons
Samuel Reeves, St. John's
William Roberts, Fithlers
7 William Sheppard, Millbourne
George Simson, (and cattle dealer,) Odams
Richard Stock, Bundott's Hill
Samuel Watkinson, Lee Farm
6 James Warwick, Highwood
Francis Webster, Cook's Mill Green
Benjamin Wing, Little Waterhouse
George Wilkinson, Radley Green
Joseph Wood, jun.
5 Mr. Pratt

Inns and Taverns.
Henry Clark (and brewer), Bull
Thomas Hunt and Ann Hunt, Cock and Bell
Charles Cannon, Cock, Highwood
2 Francis Webster, Fox and Goose
William B. Finch, Green Man, Edney Common
Samuel Lucking, jun., Rose and Crown
Zerubbabel Gigney, Star

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Miss Bonnington
William Bwy
Mrs. Grant
Harriet Humphreys
Rev. J.B. Law
Mrs. Velmer

Bakers, etc.
George Byford
Alfred Griggs
Abraham Hammond
2 Francis Webster
James Webster

Beer Houses.
4 Sarah Collicut
Thomas Horsnell
John Oliver
George Page
4 William Perry
Samuel Polley
6 George Rason
William Sewell

6 Charles Blanks
Richard Clapman
George Harris
William Sewell
Joseph Wood, sen.

Edward Brazier
Robert C. Brazier
2 John Ruffell
Thomas Simson

William Monk
James Poole

Corn Millers.
Robert Crush
2 William Fitch

Dress Maker.
Frances Clift
Mary Lapworth
Mary Wood

James Smith
Joseph Wilks

Painters, Plumbers, etc.
Henry Somerville
Joseph Summerfield

Thomas Ardley
Zerubbabel Gigney

Jacob Grand
Michael Gray
William Pearson
4 William Perry

Shopkeepers and General Dealers.
John Bailey
Charles Burr
Samuel Dennis
3 Samuel Fitch
John Lowe
John Oliver
4 James Rumsey
Keziah Sorrel
Joseph Staines
Martin Sutton
Joseph Wood, jun.

Richard Bush
Thomas Collicutt
Thomas Hunt

John Brazier
J. Jackson
Joseph Wood, sen.

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