History of Witham

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History of Witham >> Pigot's Directory 1823

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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Academies.
Miss Grant
Miss Larcher
Miss Steel

Attorneys.
James Daniels
William Henry Pattison

Auctioneers and Surveyors.
James Beadell jun.

Bakers.
Ely Thomas
James Harris
Elizabeth Habbard
William Henry Lowe
Joseph Sayer

Booksellers.
Philip Youngman

Boot and Shoe Makers.
James Bountwood
Joseph Brand
George Fenn
Samuel Lemon

Bricklayers.
Francis Cook
John Page
William Page
William Page jun.
John Wright

Butchers.
Charles Barwell
Edmund Barwell
Henry Barwell
Thomas Belcher
James Warren

Cabinet Makers and Upholsterers.
Benjamin Cotte
John Cotte

Carpenters and Joiners.
Thomas Harwood
William Harwood
H. Mortimer

Coopers.
J. Branwhite
John Neave Norton

building - exterior
Former George Inn and Town Hall, Witham.
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Curriers.
Firmin Potto
Thomas Trew

Farriers.
James Fuller
Thomas Fuller
Thomas Stokes

General Dealers and Grocers.
Edward Agar
John Brand
John Cotton
Elizabeth Hubbard
Joseph Nott
Lucy Unwin
Thomas Butler
John Cobishley
James Crickmore
Joseph Sands

Inns and Public Houses.
Angel, William Mayhew
Blue Posts, William Whale
Fleece, William Page
George, George Fenn
Red Lion, Elizabeth Blaxall
Spread Eagle, Robert Polley
Swan, Robert Page
White Hart, John Crump

Linen Drapers.
Thomas Butler
Timothy Holmstead
Edward Smith

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Witham
Whitham
print published 1834

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Witham - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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Witham - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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