High Street, Braintree, 1900Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Braintree >> Pigot's Directory 1823
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:
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.
You should also consider newspaper archives. With millions of pages now online, there is always the possibility of finding articles featuring your ancestors. Discover how to explore newspaper archives.
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The Railway Station, Braintree, c.1910Low resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
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.
The Rayne Road, Braintree, c.1910Low resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Wine and Spirit Merchants.
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
Braintree - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
Postcard of High Street, Braintree.
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