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History of Harwich >> Pigot's Directory 1823
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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.
You should also consider newspaper archives. With millions of pages now online, there is always the possibility of finding articles featuring your ancestors. Discover how to explore newspaper archives.
James Golding Dove
Painters, Plumbers, and Glaziers.
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Paddle Steamer, HarwichLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
William Henry Parsons
Watch and Clock Makers.
Church Street, HarwichLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Joshua Nalborough, mast, oar, block makers
Mrs Compton, academy
William Cook, furniture brokers
Misses Deane, straw hat makers
Abraham Jordan, saddler
Jacob Levy, silversmith
James Myers, wheelwright
Isaac Pearson, cutler
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Harwichprint published 1834
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