Village School and Common, Chigwell Row, c1955Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.
History of Chigwell Row >> Pigot's Directory 1839
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1839 directory is the 1841 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:
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
Richard Baker Aldersey
Academies and schools
Jane Howe, mistress Parochial School
Mary Savill, May Pole PH
William Clarke, grocer and corn chandler
James Crawley, wheelwright
Thomas Hills, boot and shoemaker
James Isbell, nursery and seedsman
John Knight, shopkeeper
Daniel Partridge, carpenter, builder and undertaker
John Rowe, boot and shoe maker
William Skeggs, tailor and draper
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Chigwell Row (not marked, under the word Chigwell - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Chigwell Row - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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