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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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Ship Builders.
Philip Sainty
Westaby Stuttles

Silversmith, Jewellers and Watchmakers.
Joseph Bannister
John Cooper
Joseph Mitchell
Ann Woodcock

Statuaries and Masons.
John Brown
Slyth and Lufkin
James Walker

Straw Hat Makers.
William Bland
Mary Brooker
Mary Ann Cutler
Sarah Holt
James Bowman

James Barker
Charles Boutflower
Phillip Gretton
Alderman partridge
Horatio Perkins
Samuel Philbrick

James Beadell
W. Downes
William Lay

Tailors (* woollen drapers).
James Allen
William Argent*
Hezekiah Cross
William Cross*
James Edwards
Fenton and Pryke
Samuel Girling*
Thomas Hunt
Thomas Keymer*
William Leader*, and slop seller
John Medcalf*
Miller, Searle and Falconer
John Peggs
J. Quilter
William Rand
James Ruse
John Saxty*
George Scott
Robert Seaman
James Watts

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Tallow Chandlers.
Thomas Collier
John Dowman
William Stanhope

John Golding
Edward Goode

Timber Merchants.
William Hawkins
Thomas Lewis and John Lewis

Tin Plate Workers.
William Betts
Robert Simpson

Tobacco Pipe Makers.
Stephen Chamberlain
Elizabeth Lowthroup

Watch and Clock Makers.
Charles Holder
William Jennings
E. Thorp

James Bell
James Osborne
Thomas Ward

Wine and Spirit Merchants.
Willaim Bagg
John Bawtree
Thomas Lewis
Mason and Collins
George Savill
William Smith
Sparden, Osborne and Co.
Samuel Tabor
James Thorn

John Abbott, flour dealer
Henry Baker, veterinary surgeon
James Barritt, toy warehouse
G. Dennis, bookbinder
Francis Gant, seedsman
Hyam Hyam, pawnbroker
George Knight, seedsman
William Offord, cutler
Thomas Sebborn, gardener and seedsman
Ambrose Snazell, musical instrument maker
William Woods, patten maker

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