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History of Southminster >> Pigot's Directory 1839

Pigot's Directory of Essex 1839 - 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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Gentry and Clergy.
Rev. Walter Henry Hill
John Kemp
W H Ketcher
Charles Page
William Page
Mrs Spurgin

James Morris (boarding and day school)
James Winterbon, master National School
Hannah Goslin, mistress National School

Mary Belcham
Hannah Lewis
Edward Spells
James Windle

Boot and Shoe Makers.
Elias Cook
Daniel Mason
William Newman
Frederick Crisp Noone, and stationer
William Purkis

Abraham Bowerman
John Bridge
Edward Olley
George Spurgin

Chemists and Druggists.
William Brown
James Hanwell Hicks
Thomas Ottway

Grocers and Tea Dealers.
William Bosten
James Henry Lemere, and linen draper
John Patrick
James Potter
James Spurgin, and linen draper
Edward Wilson

Public Houses.
Elizabeth Willsmer, King's Head PH
Mary Bridge, Rose and Crown PH
Ann Clarke, White Hart PH
Thomas Baldwin, White Horse PH

Milliners and Dress Makers.
M A Chapman
Martha Grange
Elizabeth Stillaman

Samuel Dennish, basket maker and cooper
Robert Munson, blacksmith
Jeremiah Ramsey, blacksmith
John Cook, bricklayer
Wild Stammers, carpenter
James Winterbon, carpenter
John Campin, gardner and seedsman
Samuel Vice, gardner and seedsman
George Keys, hair dresser
George Miller, linen draper
Hannah Lewin, miller
Alexander Smith, miller
John Winterbon, painter, plumber and glazier
Eleanor Smith, saddlers
John Smith, saddlers
Robert Beehag, shopkeeper and dealer
John Smith, shopkeeper and dealer
M A Chapman, straw hat maker
Henry Quilter, surgeon
Isaac Rush, surgeon
Robert Chapman, tailor
Paul Griffis, watch maker
Robert Spencer, watch maker
William Ely, wheelwright
Charles Stuttle, wheelwright
George Clarke, fruiterer
Sarah Dowsett, glover
Benjamin Harman, maltster
Henry Shuttleworth Hurrell, veterinary surgeon
Benjamin Pipe, parish clerk
Isaac Rush, registrar of births and deaths

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