History of Thaxted
Windmill and church, Thaxted, c.1950
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Thaxted >> 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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Boot and Shoemakers.
W. Cole and Son
Carpenters and Builders.
W. Cole and Son, timber merchant
Robert Fitch, and maltster
A. W. Clarance
Grocers and dealers.
J. Gibbs Crewe
Park Street, Thaxted
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Thaxted - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Thaxted - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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