History of Witham
High Street, Witham, c.1960
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Witham >> 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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Milliners and Dressmakers.
Plumbers, Painters and Glaziers.
Saddlers and Harness Makers.
Houses in Newland Street, Witham.
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Watch and Clockmakers.
Mary Alsop, confectioner and toy dealer
James Beadell, builder
William Blackhorn, corn dealer
James Lewis, glass and china dealer
Thomas Matthews, leather breeches maker
John Quinney, basket maker
Benjamin Rule, nurseryman and seedsman
M. Saunders, ironmonger
James Thomason, brush maker
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Witham - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Witham - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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