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The Bankrupt Directory - names of people in Essex made bankrupt between 1820 and 1843.

The Bankrupt Directory is a register of all bankrupts from December 1820 to April 1843. All the Essex names have been taken out by History House and are now listed on the following pages.

Source: Google Books -The Bankrupt Directory Being a complete register of all the bankrupts; with their residences, trades, and dates when they appeared in the London Gazette from December 1820 to April 1843 By George Elwick

Surnames A - D | Surnames E - K | Surnames L - P | Surnames R - Y

William Lamprell, Chelmsford, linen draper, May 25 1830
William Layzell, Colchester, linen draper, March 15 1831
Frances Lee, Bocking, victualler, Dec 3 1822
James Lee, Bocking, innkeeper, Dec 18 1824
Francis Leete, Chipping Ongar, victualler, April 19 1839
George Lewis and Joseph Frost, Thorpe-le-soken, carpenters, Nov 24 1840
Thomas Lewsey, Great Burstead, farmer, Oct 23 1829
Joseph Linsell, Finchingfield, grocer, Sept 4 1829
John Arnold Martin, Earl's Colne, victualler, Dec 16 1831
Allen Mason, Chigwell, corn and coal dealer, March 6 1840
James Miles, Aldham, butcher and common carrier, April 5 1836
Augustus Frederick Monk, Tollesbury, dealer in cattle, July 24 1821
South Morse, Hatfield Peverel, silk throwster, dec 4 1827
Ephraim Murdock, Rayleigh, scrivener, March 20 1829
Joseph Myall, Castle Hedingham, hop merchant, March 3 1829
Charles Neall, Epping, cheesemonger, Sept 25 1838
Thomas Neville and George Neville, Doddinghurst, farmers, Aug 25 1829
Emanuel Newcombe, Brentwood, corn chandler and baker, Jan 22 1830
John Nichols, Finchingfield, tanner, May 13 1823
Richard Noble, Chipping Ongar, builder and carpenter, June 17 1826
Thomas Norrington, Writtle, wheelwright, Feb 14 1843
Henry Oakes, Chelmsford, linen draper, Jan 13 1824
William Offord, Colchester, cutler, July 13 1830
Joseph Orbell, Great Henny, miller, April 10 1832
George Osborne, Colchester, seedsman and corn dealer, March 31 1829
John Osborne, Leigh, mariner and merchant, Feb 4 1826
Joseph Osborne, Colchester, carrier, Feb 21 1832
George Palmer, Epping, schoolmaster, Feb 25 1831
James Payne, jun., Lawford, cattle dealer, July 3 1838
William Chancy Pearse, Braintree, grocer and draper, June 17 1823
William Perry, Witham, coachmaker, May 14 1830
William Phillips, Stanford Rivers, dealer and chapman, Oct 29 1839
James Philpott, Billericay, coach proprietor, Dec 11 1829
William Pissey, Rayleigh, draper, May 27 1836
John Pitsow, Earl's Colne, miller, Feb 5 1822
John Pitsow, jun., Witham, miller, April 6 1822
William Plume, Stock, builder, Sept 11 1829
John Collis Pope, Sible Hedingham, malt and corn factor, March 17 1829
Joseph Porter, Leading Roothing, farmer, March 17 1821
Henry Wood Prentis, Rayleigh, grocer, July 16 1841
Peter Pryke, Great Coggeshall, tailor and draper, Oct 19 1830

Surnames A - D | Surnames E - K | Surnames L - P | Surnames R - Y

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