History of Saffron Walden

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History of Saffron Walden >> Pigot's Directory 1863

Pigot's Directory of Essex 1823 - 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. Nicholas Bull
Thomas Frye
Miss Houlton
Miss Spicer
Josiah Wilkinson

Thomas Hall
Thomas Probert

William Leverett
Robert Paul
Robert Thurgood

Architects and Builders.
William Ward
Joseph Ward

Bakers and Flour Dealers.
Joseph Childs
James Hodser
William Kemp
Thomas Lord
James Parker
Joseph Player
Samuel Porter
James Surry
George White

William Barnes
William Rider
Richard Spicer
William Spicer

Booksellers and Printers.
Mary Payne
George Youngman

Boot and Shoe Makers.
Charles Baron
Joseph baron
Samuel Borcham
William Cox
john Deacon
William Nichols
Simon Wilson

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Braziers, and Tinplate Workers.
George Kiddell
Robert Paul
William Peachy
Thomas Welby

William Adams
Thomas Debrey
Roger Gatwood
John Player
Bird Porter
Seamer Spicer

Cabinet makers.
William Leverett

George Unwin
George Willis

Corn Factors.
John Archer
Samuelk Porter
Stephen Robinson

George Archer
James Jimson

Glass and Earthenware Dealers.
Richard Ackland
John Leverett

Richrad Day
John Emson
John Leverett
Waite Spicer
William Wiseman

John Furlong
William Perkins

Crosskeys, Allen Hopwood
King's Arms, William Bailey
Rose and Crown, Robert Clark
Sun, John Burdett

Iron Founders.
Robert Rickard
William Rider

Iron Mongers.
Josiah Baron
William Barnmes
William Leverett
Robert Paul

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Saffron Walden - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Saffron Walden - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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