History of Laindon
The Store, Laindon, c.1915
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History of Laindon >> 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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Jonathan Bayford, wheelwright and carpenter
Samuel Bridge, victualler, Fortune of War
Rev. John Flowerdew Colls, D.D., Rectory
Hezekiah Hollowbread, beerhouse
John Horn, baker, Common
James Hornsby, schoolmaster, ando,
Stephen Hunt, victualler, Duke's Head
Rev. Thomas Lee, curate
William Miller, blacksmith
James Pond, grocer, etc.
Richard Spurgeon, gent., Frith Villa,
Thomas Woodfine, wheelwright
Charles Buckenham, Laindon Pond
James Horslen, Noke Bridge
John Offin, Esq.
Samuel Peck, Common
Mrs Jane Pryer
John David Rivers, Salmons Farm,
Thomas Roper, Watch House Farm
Mrs Jane Scotchman
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Laindon (Langdon Clay) - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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