Writtle, c.1960Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Writtle >> 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.
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In the following 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
Robert Bolter and Son, auctioneers, estate agents, surveyors, etc.
William Robert Barlow and John Nathaniel Barlow, surgeons
Robert Brown, clerk
James Clarke, parish clerk, etc,
Samuel Dickson, registrar and surveyor
Mr William Fox Writtle Park
Joseph Alfred Hardcastle, Esq., M.P., brewer and wine and spirit merchant
John Harrington, agricultural seed grower, Hickerage House
Eras Jones, solicitor; and Mr William
Mrs. G., Kelly, Oxney Green House
Rev. James Bogie Law, (Indepdt.)
John Miller, cooper, etc.
Charles Monk, hair dresser, etc.
6 Rev. Thomas Ovens, B.A., incumbent of St. Paul's, Highwood
William Palmer, brewer's clerk
Mr Ratcliff, cattle dealer
Mrs. Mary Sach, Post Office
Rev. Andrew Stacpoole, M.A., vicar
Robert Woodhouse, gentleman Parsonage
Stephen Carter, Montpeliers
William Challis, Bush Farm
William Copland, Wick street
Edward Corder, Reeds Farm
Henry Corder S., Rollestones
2 Robert Crush
2 William Crush
4 Joseph Dowson, More Hall
4 Edward Robert Edwards
James Hales, Beadell's Hall
Francis Harrison, Writtle Park
James Isaac Livermore
William Marriage and Henry Beaumont Otes
Frederick Tudor Mead, Wards Farm
6 Henry Nottidge
2 Mrs Moss
Joseph Oddy, Benedict Otes
3 Mrs Parnell
5 Mr Pratt
6 Mary Roberts
4 Thomas Sorrell
2 Henry Speakman, Bramwoods
7 Frederick Warner
Joseph Wood, jun.
George Wilkinson, Radley green
Robert Woodhouse, Bumpsteads
William Bury and Mrs
Rev. J.B. Law
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6 William Stone
4 John Tyrell
4 George Wallis
6 Charles Blanks
4 Rachel White
2 William Fitch
3 Samuel Fitch
Painters, Plumbers, etc.
4 William Perry
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