History of Althorne

Photo of Althorne, the Corner 1957, ref. A107006
Althorne, the Corner c1955
Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.

History of Althorne >> Pigot's Directory 1839

Pigot's Directory of Essex 1839 - list of inhabitants.

If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1839 directory is the 1841 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:

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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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Gentry and Clergy.
Rev. James Bruce
Richard Garner
Thomas James Tatham, assistant tithe commissioner

Trades
Joseph Smith, baker
James Anthony, blacksmith
Thomas Newman, blacksmith
John Beard, boot and shoe maker
Joseph Linn, bricklayer
Thomas Francis, butcher
Henry Rumley, saddler
Thomas Wicks, shopkeeper and dealer
Joseph Potter, wheelwright

James Harvey, master National School
Amelia Harvey, mistress National School

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Althorne - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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Althorne - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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