History of Danbury
The Griffin PH, Danbury.
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History of Danbury >> 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. Brook Henry Bridges, magistrate
Rev. Thomas Pym Bridges
John Robert Spencer Phillips
John Round, M.P., Danbury Park
Thomas Tomlinson, surgeon
Ann Finch, mistress Infants' School
Alexander Crocket, master National School
James Ellis, Bell PH
Samuel Cooper, Griffin Inn
James Crow, Saracen's Head
Shopkeepers and Traders.
Augustus Ager, grocer and draper
Henry Bailey, baker
Oswald Barker, shoemaker
Robert Barwell, shoemaker
Thomas Bellamy, tailor
Edward Bright, carpenter
Elijah Chipperfield, millwright
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Jesse Crabb, carpenter
Ann Ewers, shopkeeper
Isaac Flory, grocer, draper and saddler
James Francis, butcher
Robert Harris, blacksmith
Henry Hollingsworth, grocer and draper
William Hollingsworth, baker
William Joslin, plumber and glazier
Thomas Joyce, baker
Joshua Mallett, miller
William Page, shopkeeper
Richard Pickman, shoemaker
Josiah Ramsay, blacksmith
Richard William Saward, bricklayer
Edward Simmonds, butcher
John Stevens, carpenter
Daniel Thornton, parish clerk
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Danbury - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Danbury - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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