History of Purleigh
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History of Purleigh >> 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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John Borrett, parish clerk
George Clayton, saddler, ande.
John Corder and Charles Corder, gent
Edward Croxon, butcher and victualler, Bell
William Ellis, brick and drain pipe maker, assistant overseer, shopkeeper, etc.
James Fowler and Mrs. Fowler, Free School
William Freeman, rat catcher
George Mason, cattle dealer
William Playle, wheelwright, etc.
Charles Raven, corn miller
Miriam Saward, schoolmistress
Rev. John Simpson ( Independent)
James South, gardener, etc.
Rev. George Frederick Tamplin, M.A, curate
John Turner, bricklayer
Thomas Cowland Wiffen, plumber, etc.
George Auger, Hill Home
James Brown, Clock House
John Burchell, Scotts; h Mundon
Henry Clarke, Round, Bush
Thomas Clarke (and miller, etc.)
William Clarke, Purleigh Hall
George Corder, East Crofts
Charles Joseph Duffield
Walter Wood Ewing
Robert Kemp, and joiner and builder
Joseph Main, Walton's Hall
Mrs Mary Rarn, New Hall
George Raven (and miller)
Pattisson Rutt, Esq., Purleigh Lodge
Thomas Ward, Wymark
Mrs S. Harris
Boot and Shoemakers.
Samuel Theobald, and draper
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Purleigh - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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