History of Epping
Memorial Cross and Green, Epping, 1921
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Epping >> 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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B P Severn
W P Dorrington
Joseph Abrey (and confectioner)
Boot and Shoe Makers.
Benjamin Doubleday (and ironmonger)
Cock, Elizabeth Stokes
Thatched House, Walter Tweed
Joiners and Builders.
Linen and Woollen Drapers.
Nursurymen and Seedsmen.
Painters, Plumbers, and Glaziers.
P S Borum
D R McNabb
Taverns and Public Houses.
Bell, Robert Harvey
Black Lion, Timothy Tofts
Duke of Wellington, Henry Heath
George, Bernard Thurgood
Globe, Richard Fairchild
Harp, Samuel Champness
Sun, Thomas Cooper
Swan, John Nicholls
White Hart, George Wright
White Horse, William Pinsent
White Lion, Charles Clark
Wine and Spirit Merchants.
Thomas Argles, bankers agent
William Burrell, tanner
T Champness, land surveyor
Edmund Champness, perfumer
William Dorrington, cabinet maker
Joseph Franklin, glove
Elizabeth Gregory, milliner
Reynold Heath, bricklayer
Joseph Hey, brazier and tin plate worker
L Lawrence, dress maker
Charles Marrable, plasterer
John Marson, chair maker
Henry Pasby, earthenware dealer
George Pollard, corn maker
John Pratt, watch and clock maker
Thomas Rowhands, chemist and druggist
G Slater, wheelwright
Thomas Surridge, cooper
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