History of Grays Thurrock

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History of Grays Thurrock >> 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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Rev. Henry Selby Hele
John Meeson
Richard Webb
William Horncastle, Free School school master and parish clerk

Thomas Boyton
William Burke
Thomas Burrows
James Harris

Barge owners and lighterman.
Peter Baker, and coal merchant
Richard Jarvis
John William Middleton
Ann Smith

Boot and shoe makers.
George Brown
Thomas Coker
Walter Straight
Henry Taylor

James Osborn, and bricklayer
Robert Talbot

James Cattaway
John Hutchins
John Jordan

Grocers and Greengrocers.
Maple Argent
William Wood
John Blake
William Flower
James Sherriff

Public Houses.
James Aldon Bull
Thomas Foreman Kings Arms
Jeremiah Jones Theobald Arms
William Taylor White Hart

Jesse Argent
Thomas Barnes
Richard Cowell
Elizabeth Summers
Thomas Winnett

Thomas Brookes, smith
William Jackson, tailor
John Oxley, tailor
Thomas Seabrooke, brewer Grays brewery
James Seabrooke, brewer Grays brewery
Henry Keene Hemmings, brick maker
Robert Talbot, carpenter and undertaker
James Aldon, coal merchant
Stephen Harvey, corn dealer
Joseph Andrews, plumber and glazier
Charles Barnes, hair dresser and watch maker
Bejamin Harman, actuary at the Chalk Works at Purfleet
William Coker, turner
Thomas Hewer, linen draper
George Jackson, carrier
John Meeson, lime burner
Thomas Meeson, lime burner

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Grays Thurrock - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Grays Thurrock - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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