History of Harwich

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History of Harwich >> Pigot's Directory 1823

Pigot's Directory of Essex 1823 - list of inhabitants.

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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:


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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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James Golding Dove
Phillip Fuller

Linen Draper.
Robert Footman
Francis Hansard
Shephia Ray

Miss Everitt
Mrs Sherman
Mary South

Painters, Plumbers, and Glaziers.
John Collingham
Philip Hucks
Thomas Phillips

Rope Maker.
John Mays
William Randfield

Sail Makers.
Philip Closson
Ann Cope
John Hucks
Richard Powell

Ship Builders.
George Graham

James Dove
John Stevens
Samuel Webber
Robert Whiting

John Bailey
James Hora
Thomas Logan

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Isaac Cousins
Edward Hart
Henry Hast
James Lusey
William Parsons
William Henry Parsons
William Poppy
Samuel Sherman

Tinplate Workers.
Francis Woods
William Woods

Watch and Clock Makers.
Elizabeth Beckwith
Jonathan Brown

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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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Harwich - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Harwich - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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