History of Chigwell

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The Village, Chigwell, 1960
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History of Chigwell >> Pigot's Directory 1839

Pigot's Directory of Essex 1839 - 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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Gentry and Clergy
Robert Bodle
Jane Bridger
John Bridgman
Rev. Williiam John Burford
Mary Ann Copeland
John Disney
Rev. Samuel Farmer
William Thomas Harrison
John Jeffries
Rev. Burton Lodge
Whitaker Maitland
James Mills
Richard Munn
Edward Lockwood Percival
Ann Questell
Rev. Edward Lane Sayes
Caroline Schneider
Anne Tukers
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

Public Houses
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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