History of Braintree

High Street, Braintree, 1900, Essex.  (Neg. 46241)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
High Street, Braintree, 1900
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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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Covers Braintree and Bocking

Taverns and Public Houses.
Bell, William Miller
Black Lion, Samuel Taylor
Boar's Head, Thomas Bruty
Bull, Mary Hanley
Cock, John Wade
Crown, S. Stubbings
George, George Saunders
Green Man, George White
Horse and Groom, John Prance
King's Head, John Underwood
Orange Tree, J. Claricote
Swan, John Hodge
Three Tuns, William Owens
Wheat Sheaf, Charles Sealey
White Lion, J. Strutt

Watch and Clock Makers.
Isaac Lake
Jeremiah Wing

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The Rayne Road, Braintree, c.1910
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Wheelwrights.
John Humphreys
James Pudney

Wine and Spirit Merchants.
James Gosling
Robert Holmes
Richard Lacey
Samuel Tunbridge

Misc.
William Austen, hatter
Sarah Burman, glass and earthenware dealer
John Challis, stone mason
Mary Cooper, milliner
Benjamin Joscelyn, cabinet maker
John Nash, cooper
Joseph Portway, currier

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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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