History of Burnham-on-Crouch
High Street, Burnham-on-Crouch, c.1965
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Burnham-on-Crouch >> 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, he nearest census date for this 1839 directory is the 1841 census.
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
John Gillson Auger
Mrs Sarah Barnes
Miss Sophia Barnes
Rev. John Garrington
Rev. William Hammond
Mrs Hannah Huddart
Mrs Betsey Ketcher
Rev. Thomas Schreiber, and magistrate
James Henry Shuttleworth, master National School
Sarah Smith, mistress National School
Boot and Shoe Makers.
Gardners and Seedsmen.
John Sirett, Anchor PH
Samuel Gigney, George and Dragon PH
Charles Cock, King's Arms PH
Alexander Cranmer, Ship PH
Henry Emberson, Star and Commercial Inn
William Page, White Hart and Commercial Inn
Milliner and Dress Makers.
Mrs Danzie Hawkins
Robert Edwards, basket maker
John Lamb, blacksmith
William Newman, bricklayer
George Perry, grocer and tea dealer
John Prior, linen draper, grocer and tea dealer
John Stoneham, linen draper, grocer and tea dealer
George Barnes, linen draper
Elisha Staggs, miller
Samuel Theedham, miller
George Garrood, painter, plumber and glazier
Robert Stevens, saddler
John Brocklehurst, shopkeeper and dealer
Jeffrey Manning, shopkeeper and dealer
Thomas Bell, tailor
William Key, tailor
Dangie Garrington, sail maker
John Pitt burnham retail brewer
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Burnham on Crouch - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Burnham on Crouch - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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