History of Birdbrook
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History of Birdbrook >> White's Directory 1848
White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1848 directory is the 1851 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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Marked * are at Baythorn End.
Ann Butcher, shopkeeper
Rev. Joseph Cape M.A., Rectory
* Rev. W. P. Courtney, curate
Joseph Davey, horse dealer
* Elizabeth Farrant, shopkeeper and smith
* Joshua Ambrose Fitch, miller, Water Mill; house Wixoe
* Mrs Mary Hills
Charles Ralling, machine owner
Robert Ralling, bricklayer
* Joseph Unwin, victualler. Swan Inn
Jacob Cowling, Herksted Green
Ambrose G Fitch, Eagle Farm
Henry Payne, Moat Farm
John Pool, Upper House
Charles Ralling, Chadwell
George Ralling, Wash Farm
Thomas Rider, Herksted Hall
* Henry Sharp, Whitley Farm
John Smoothy, Birdbrook Hall
Samuel Smoothy, Bailey Hill
Henry Unwin, Messings Farm
* Simon Quye Viall, Baythorn Hall
* John Smee
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Birdbrook - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Birdbrook - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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