History of Billericay

The Chequers PH, Billericay, 1960  (Neg. B319049)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
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History of Billericay >> Pigot's Directory 1823

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

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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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Inns, Taverns and Public Houses.
Black Bull Inn, Thomas Curtis
Chequers, Abraham Parker
Crown Inn, John Goodman
Red Lion, Mary Thompson
Sun Inn, Crisp Harridge
Three Horse Shoes, Ann Glasscock
White Hart, William Cornell

George Adams, surgeon
William Brown, governor of workhouse
William carter, surgeon
Thomas Clark, academy
Benjamin D'Aranda sen. and jun., surgeons
Miss Evans, ladies academy
John Martin, surgeon
Thomas Muggleston, officer of excise
Miss Oates, ladies academy
William Rolph, insurance agent
Henry Stanley, attorney
Rev. John Thomas, vicar of Great Burstead
John Thornton, independent minister
Miss Woodgate, ladies academy
Savage Barrell, grocer, etc.
Thomas Barrett, watchmaker and jeweller
Thomas Burrell sen., wine and brandy merchant
Ann Butcher, insurance agent

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James Clayton, basket maker
James Cockerell, smith and farrier
Joseph Cole, butcher
John Collins, baker, etc.
Mark Coote, grocer and flour dealer
James Cornhill, basket maker
Benjamin Cox, straw hat maker
William Curtis sen., builder, brick maker
William Curtis jun., cabinet maker
William Curtis, bricklayer
John Daran, currier, etc.
Robert Davey, furniture broker
William Dennis, butcher
Jane Evans, milliner, etc.
George Finch, coach maker
Abraham Gover, butcher
Thomas Hammond, smith and farrier
William Hatch, gardener and seedsman
William Henniker, corn dealer
Elizabeth Henniker, milliner
Frances Hopwood, saddler

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

Billericay - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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