History of Southminster
Queenborough Road, Southminster, c.1955
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Southminster >> Pigot's Directory 1839
Pigot's Directory of Essex 1839 - list of inhabitants.
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, he nearest census date for this 1839 directory is the 1841 census.
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
W H Ketcher
James Morris (boarding and day school)
James Winterbon, master National School
Hannah Goslin, mistress National School
Boot and Shoe Makers.
Frederick Crisp Noone, and stationer
Chemists and Druggists.
James Hanwell Hicks
Grocers and Tea Dealers.
James Henry Lemere, and linen draper
James Spurgin, and linen draper
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
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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