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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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Corn Dealers.
Batholomew Brown
Robert Gross
Charkes Heath and Samuel Heath
J. Osborne, and seedsman
John Scott, and factor
John Smith

Curriers and Leather Cutters.
Joseph Eisdell
William White

John Brace
William Cross
Philip Down
J. Poppy

Leather Breeches Makers.
Thomas Emmerson
George White

Lime Burners.
Timothy King
Mark Oliver

Linen Drapers.
Allen and Bryant
Robert Barker, and haberdasher
W. Chenery
Thomas Chignell
John Cole
William Foxlow
Lionel Garrad, and silk mercer
Thomas Knight
James Robinson
John Salmon
George Sergeant
William Shave

Stephen Brown
Charles Cobbold
John Mann
Mark Oliver

Milliners and Dress Makers.
Sarah Brill
E. and M. Harvey
Sarah May
Sarah Warren

Nursery and Seedsmen
William Cant
William Jackson

Pastry Cooks and Confectioners.
Thomas Blyth
Francis Bridge
Susannah Filer
Richard Hathaway
P. and L. Kincey

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Perfumers and Hair Cutters.
John Faiers
J. Good
Thomas Holman
Joseph Mitchell
Jonathon Nunn
Ephraim Watson

George Holt
Richard Mackintosh
Allen MacLean
Henry Mohum
Roger Nunn

Painters, Glaziers, Plumbers.
Bennell and Hawkins
James Bennell
William Clark
William Dorrell
George Edwards
S. Frost
William Glandfield
James Hitchcock
George Simpson
Thomas Strutt

Saddlers and Harnness Makers.
William Bunyon
Thomas John Clunie
John Dodd and Son
Philip French
W. Harrington
John Hellen
Jonathon Mortimer
Thomas Quilter
Jonathon Robinson

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