History of Chigwell
The Village, Chigwell, 1960
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Chigwell >> Pigot's Directory 1839
Pigot's Directory of Essex 1839 - list of inhabitants.
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, he nearest census date for this 1839 directory is the 1841 census.
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.
My ancestor lived here at this time, but why aren't they listed here? Answer: Not everyone appeared in a trade directory. Please read our Trade Directories article.
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Gentry and Clergy
Rev. Williiam John Burford
Mary Ann Copeland
Rev. Samuel Farmer
William Thomas Harrison
Rev. Burton Lodge
Edward Lockwood Percival
Rev. Edward Lane Sayes
Joseph Green Walford
Academies and Schools
Rev. William John Burford
William Adams, master, Free Grammar School
George Robert Rowe, phycisian
Jonathan Savill, architect and surveyor
Henry Smith, surgeon
Levi Grout, Bald Hind
James Oliver, King's Head Inn
Joseph Baldwin, carrier
John Bridgman, fire office agent
William Chipperfield, carrier
John Clarke grocer, draper and tallow chandler
James Dawkins, wheelwright
John Dawkins, tailor
George Edwards, baker
Caroline Giffin, milliner
Thomas Halls, miller and baker
John James Hillman, grocer and draper
Jacob Hunter, boot and shoemaker
Samuel Kirby, butcher
Jeremiah Noble, smith and farrier
Samuel Noble, smith and farrier
Jonathan Saville, builder
Joseph Saville, carpenter, builder and undertaker
William Willcock, butcher
Lydia Wright, grocer and draper
Samuel Edward Wright, carrier
Thomas Wright, corn chandler
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Chigwell - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Chigwell - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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