History of Southend-on-Sea
Westcliff Parade, Southend-on-Sea, 1898
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Southend-on-Sea >> Pigot's Directory 1823
Pigot's Directory of Essex 1823 - list of inhabitants.
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, he nearest census date for this 1823 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.
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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James Bayly, house agent
John Clarke, day school
Michael Sheepy, surgeon
Susannah Smith, ladies academy
John Watson, surgeon
Edward Appleton, baker and confectioner
John Bradley, smith and farrier
William Deer, boot and shoemaker
David Dowsett, boot and shoemaker
William Fairhead, carpenter
William Fox, grocer
Thomas Hill, carpenter
Robert Kemp, grocer, etc.
Ann Lingood, grocer, etc.
George Newnham, linen draper, hosiers, etc.
William Perkins, butcher
High Street, Southend-on-Sea
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Peter and Daniels, boat builders
Henry Price, baker and confectioner
Joseph Pritchard, baker and flour dealer
John Sams, poulterer
William Sayers, butcher and brick maker
William Sylvester, brewer, coal merchant
G John Vanderward, barge owner
William Vanderward, barge owner
Sarah Walker, grocer
William H Walker, draper and grocer
William Whall, wine and brandy merchant
William Whitehead, draper, hatter, etc.
Jeremiah Taylor, Castle Inn
George Cuulham, Hope Tavern
Daniel Miller, Royal Hotel
William Whall, Ship Hotel Tavern
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Southend-on-Sea - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Southend-on-Sea - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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