History of Billericay

Sun Street, Billericay, c.1950  (Neg. B319001)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
Sun Street, Billericay, c.1950
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History of Billericay >> Pigot's Directory 1823

White'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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High Street, Billericay
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John Hughes, tailor
Thomas Hummerston, boot and shoemaker
James Humphrys, painter and glazier
James Hunt, farrier
Lucy L'ony, druggist
William Making, smith and farrier
Jonathan Mann, carpenter and builder
William Markwell, boot and shoe maker
Thomas Markwell, draper
Joseph Millbank, draper, grocer, etc.
William Moore, draper, grocer, etc.
Joseph Morris, ironmonger, etc.
John Noon, hairdresser
Thomas Oates, tanner and fellmonger
Thomas Oliver, dyer
William Osbourn, boot and shoemaker
John Palmer, baker and corn dealer
Richard Paprill, smith and farrier
Abraham Parker, wheelwright
Henry Ramsey, grocer and seedsman

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Daniel Richardson, butcher
James Richardson, butcher
George Rolph, draper, grocer, etc.
William Root, hairdresser
William Sandford, tailor
William Smith, breeches maker
Ann Stebbing, straw hat maker
John Stebbing, tailor and draper
Richard Stedman, chemist, druggist
Philip Tylor, baker and flour dealer
John Tunstall, carpenter and builder
George Upson, saddler
Samuel Walker, draper and grocer
William Walker, general shopkeeper
David Warreker, boot and shoemaker
George Way, shoe seller
John Whichcord, watch and clock maker
George Whipps, butcher
William Whistler, boot and shoemaker
Hannah Wilson, cooper
Richard Wingfield, carpenter and builder
William Wood, baker

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

Billericay - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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