History of Colchester
Artillery Barracks, Colchester, 1891
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History of Colchester >> Pigot's Directory 1823
Pigot and Co directory 1823 - list of inhabitants.
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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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Maria Savage, post office
William Wallace Francis
Francis Page Keeling
Samuel John Edgell Martin
Frederick Hassell Newell
Sargeant and Perry
Auctioneers and Appraisers.
Archer and Blatch
Hawes and Fenton
Jackson and Lay
Walford and Garrard
Booksellers and Stationers.
John Mattacks, and library
Underwood William Mattacks
Swinborne and Walter
North Hill, Colchester
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Boot and Shoemakers.
J. Smith, jun.
John Stuck and Sons
John Bawtree and Co
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Colchester - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Colchester - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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