History of Danbury

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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, the nearest census date for this 1839 directory is the 1841 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:


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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.

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
Robert Bygrave
John Robert Spencer Phillips
John Round, M.P., Danbury Park
Major-General Strutts
Thomas Tomlinson, surgeon

Ann Finch, mistress Infants' School
Alexander Crocket, master National School

Public Houses.
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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