History of Colchester

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History of Colchester >> Pigot's Directory 1823

Pigot and Co directory 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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Maria Savage, post office

John Church
William Wallace Francis
Francis Page Keeling
Samuel John Edgell Martin
William Mason
Richard Neville
Frederick Hassell Newell
Sargeant and Perry
Francis Smythies

Auctioneers and Appraisers. Archer and Blatch
Hawes and Fenton
Jackson and Lay
John Taylor
James Thorn
Walford and Garrard

Bakers. Francis Baker
Thomas Blyth
William Braggs
Joseph Choat
Robert Fenning
James Gardiner
Thomas Gilson
Stephen Hewes
Philip Hunt
Thomas Isbern
John Jolley
John Nunn
John Potter
William Rouse
John Scowen
John Spraklin
Thomas Surridge
John Vale
Sampson Wire

Basket Makers.
Henry Ambrose
Samuel Ambrose
John Hubbard
Thomas Peck
George Whitfield

Booksellers and Stationers.
John Chaplin
Ichabod Hagg
John Mattacks, and library
Underwood William Mattacks
Swinborne and Walter

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Boot and Shoemakers.
William Bather
Thomas Bolton
Jonathon Buckingham
James Bugg
Joseph Bugg
William Bumstead
Olding Butler
William Candler
John Devall
John Ellisdon
James Fenning
William Greenleaf
William Holland
George Horsnell
Nathaniel Leech
James Nevill
Benjamin Parker
C.B. Roofe
J. Smith, jun.
Robert Stanes
John Stuck and Sons
John Thurston
James Waterman
Barnett Watts
Obadiah White

William Argent
John Bawtree and Co
Charles Cobbold
John Rolfe
Joseph Shepherd
Joseph Smith
Samuel Tabor

Samuel Bell
James Green
James Scovell
James Turner

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