Stambridge Mill, Rochford, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Rochford >> Pigot's Directory 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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Ann Allen, ladies academy
William Bathurst, attorney
Eli Beckwith, day school
Michael Comport, attorney
Thomas Duwse, attorney
James Fairchild, surgeon and apocrathy
H.H. Fragniere, academy
John Grabham, surgeon
James Giles, insurance agent
William Jackson and George Jackson, auctioneers
Rev. G.D. Mudie
Peter Pond, master of free school
William Raynham, veterinary surgeon
Rev. J.N. Sumner
Thomas Swaine, physician
G.H. Wilson, attorney and clerk
John Allen, carpenter and builder
Joseph Allen, painter
Henry Appleton, baker, and corn factor
George Arnold, carpenter
John Aylett, tailor
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John Barnes, barge owner
John Bedwell, boot and shoemaker
Joseph Bourne, shopkeeper
Hugh Brady, horse dealer
Esther Bright, butcher
John Bright, maltster
George Brocklehurst, draper
James Burgess, painter and plumber
George Burrows, saddle and harness maker
Charles Carter, bricklayer
William Carter, bricklayer
Isaac Clark, smith and farrier
William Clark, baker
Francis Codlin, smith and farrier
John Cole, baker and flour dealer
James Crick, nurseryman and seedsman
Susannah Foster, saddler, etc.
John Freeman, wheelwright
Francis Furner, watch and jewellery maker
Phillip Gullock, watchmaker
Isaac Harvey, draper and grocer
Jacob Harvey, baker and flour dealer
Thomas Hayward, carpenter and builder
C. Humpreys, plumber and glazier
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