History of Hadleigh
The Castle, Hadleigh, 1891
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Hadleigh >> 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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Robert Hall Bakewell, M.D., Lodge
Thomas Baldwin, butcher
William Emberson Benton, victualler, Crown
Miss Elizabeth Benton post office
John Choppen, wheelwright
Stephen Choppen, blacksmith
Rev. Thomas Espinall Espin, B.D., rector and rural dean
John Giggins, grocer and baker
Rev. John Godson, curate
George Lloyd, baker and parish clerk
John Mercer, coast guard
James Pepper, hurdle maker
Mrs Mary Ann Pike, victualler, Castle
James Swaine Potter, shopkeeper
Stephen Raysen, bricklayer
James Ridgewell, basket and sieve maker
John Shilliker, gardener
Thomas Smith, carpenter
Mrs Walker, Hadleigh House
William Wayland, beer seller
High Street, Hadleigh, c.1920
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Henry Nash Wood, Hall
Mrs Mary Wood
Miss Harriett Wood
Miss E. Woodard
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Hadleigh - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Hadleigh - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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