History of Writtle

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History of Writtle >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - 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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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

Robert Baker
Samuel Blyth
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
Robert Edwards
James Hales, Beadell's Hall
Francis Harrison, Writtle Park
John Jennings
William Johns
James Isaac Livermore
William Marriage and Henry Beaumont Otes
Frederick Tudor Mead, Wards Farm
6 Henry Nottidge
2 Mrs Moss
Joseph Oddy, Benedict Otes
James Panell
3 Mrs Parnell
John Perry
John Playle
Samuel Reeves
5 Mr Pratt
6 Mary Roberts
Thomas Simons
John Rolph
4 Thomas Sorrell
2 Henry Speakman, Bramwoods
7 Frederick Warner
Joseph Wood, jun.
George Wilkinson, Radley green
Robert Woodhouse, Bumpsteads

Miss Bonnington
William Bury and Mrs
Rev. J.B. Law
Lisa Middleditch Jane Miller

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Bakers, etc.
William Brewster
George Byford
Alfred Griggs
Mrs Webster

John Griggs
Ann Horsnell
William Skingley
6 William Stone
4 John Tyrell
4 George Wallis

6 Charles Blanks
Richard Chapman
George Harris
William Sewell
Joseph Wood

Thomas Simons
Joseph Wenden
4 Rachel White

Samuel Dixon
Robert Lowe
Charles Monk
James Poole

Corn Millers.
2 William Fitch

Grocers, etc.
William Brewster
Charles Brown
3 Samuel Fitch
John Lowe
Charles Porter
4James Ramsey

Painters, Plumbers, etc.
Henry Somerville
Joseph Summerfield

Saddlers, etc.
Thomas Ardley
Zorbl. Gigney

William Brown
Henry Collis
4 William Perry
Mr Saltwell

William Collicutt
Thomas Hunt
C. Lambirth

John Brazier
Alfred Quare
Joseph Wood

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

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