History of Aldham
St. Margaret's Church, Aldham
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History of Aldham >> White's Directory 1863
White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.
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.
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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Rev. Charles Bannatyne, M.A., Rectory
Henry Bently, assistant overseer
Enoch Bibby, saddler, Post Office
James Blackwell, pig jobber
James Causdale, tailor
William Evans, shopkeeper
John Glasson, baker and shopkeeper
Peter Hawkes, cooper, hoop maker and victualler, Coopers Arms
Thomas James Johnson, maltster
Samuel Ladbrook, wheelwright
John Lovell, toll collector
James Mole, parish clerk
Robert Neep, carpenter
Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer, dressmaker
William Payne, victualler, Queen's Head
John Payne, shoemaker
Miss Margaret Borland, schoolmistress
John Scott, shopkeeper
Samuel Wendon, batcher
Walter Barritt, Aldham Hall
Samuel Bently, Hill Farm
James Green, miller (and W. Bergholt)
John Lay (and at Great Tey)
James Coleman Mayhew, Church Hs
Francis Henry Mayhew
James Partridge, Hoe Farm
John Pettitt, Checkley (and Great Tey)
James Scillitoe (and seed grower)
Robert Rule Stebbing, Bourchiers Hall
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Aldham - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Aldham - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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