History of Thaxted
Newbiggen Street, Thaxted, c.1950
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Thaxted >> 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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Tailors and Drapers.
Taverns and Public Houses.
Anchor, Charles Duke
Cock, Mary Patience
Duke's Head, J. Chaffer
King's Arms, Richard Parr
King's Head, James Johnson
Saracen's Head, John Chaffer jun.
Star, James Turner
Watch and Clock Makers.
Mordecai Andrews, worsted merchant
A and S.W. Clarence
Robert Fitch, corn factor
John Frye, insurance agent
William Freeman, perfumer
Samuel Hill, tanner
John Lilley, pattern maker
T. Lilly, plumber and glazier
Samuel Newell, saddler
Charles Palmer, gardener
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Thaxted - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Thaxted - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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