History of Braintree

Manor Road, Braintree,1906, Essex.  (Neg. 55536)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
Manor Road, Braintree,1906
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History of Braintree >> Pigot's Directory 1823

Pigot's Directory of Essex 1823 - list of inhabitants.

If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1823 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.

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The Railway Station, Braintree, c.1910
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Academies.
Ann Cope (ladies)
John Copsey
John Garrett
John Parker (ladies)
Gilbert Scott

Attorneys.
J.P. Fenn
Benjamin Joscelyne

Bakers.
Aaron Bread
George Brown
Philip Elgar
Isaac Joscelyne
William Lowe
William Owers
John Parker
William Raven
Thomas Wright

Blacksmiths.
Joseph Challis
William Lovey
William Hicks
Henry May
William Smith

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The Rayne Road, Braintree, c.1910
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Booksellers.
Ann Campbell
Thomas Shearcroft
Sarah Smith

Brewers.
Oliver Gosling
Samuel Tunbridge

Boot and Shoemakers.
James Andrews
Thomas Eve
John Garrett
Daniel Wright

Braziers and Tinmen.
Thomas Cussins
William Elgar
John Possell
James Shave

Butchers.
Thomas Cook
Abrahm Medcalf sen. and jun.
James Medcalf

Corn Factors.
Thomas Britton
John Carter
John Finch

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

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Braintree - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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