High Street, Great Dunmow, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Great Dunmow >> Pigot's Directory of Essex 1823
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1823 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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Rev. John Millet
Rev. Charles Powlett
George Wade and William Wade
Bakers and Flour Dealers.
William Dodd, (and druggist)
Boot and Shoe Makers.
Glass and Earthenware Dealers.
Grocers and Tea Dealers.
Richard Bennett, Star
Isaac Maltster, Saracens Hotel
Robert Meadson, White Lion
Joiners and Builders.
Linen and Woollen Drapers.
T and W Collis
Great DunmowLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Painters, Glaziers and Plumbers.
T and W Collis
Taverns and Public Houses.
William Shed, Bell
Henry Wilton, King's Head
George Franklin, Bowling Green
William Smith, Chequers
Robert Downham, Flitch of Bacon
John Bush, Harp
William Cock, King's Head
John Weaver, Three Tuns
James Archer, White Horse
Collis and Guyver
Wine and Spirit Merchants.
James Alling, watch and clock maker
William Bright, gardener and seedsman
Thomas Collis, brazier and tinman
Thomas Gibbons, cooper
Samuel Philbrick, currier
R. Randall, cornfactor
Peter Taylor, cabinet maker
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