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A Demographic Study of Beacon Hill



Mission: Using the 1818 Boston City Directory




 

City Directory - 1818 (Pages 25 - 233)

 

Overall observations:

         White people - 208 pages

         Approximately 40  names per page

         No "do" in white area

         Names are in alphabetical order - last name, first name

 

Specific Observations: SKIMMING THE PAGES - WHITE PEOPLE

 

Atkinson Street

 

1 - coppersmith

1 - gunsmith

2 - boarding house

1 - dry goods

1 - merchant

1 - goods

1 - surveyor of lumber

3 - hairdressers

3 - houses

 

1 - crocking store

 

 

Belknap Street

                                   

1 - auctioneer

2 - bakers

8 - housewrights

2 - masons

1 - cooper

1 -  saddler

1 - schoolmaster

1 - mariner

5 - grocers

1 - cordwainer

2 - merchant

1 - widow

1 - scrivener

1 - house

1 - mantua maker

1 - musician

1 - hackman

1 - ropewalk

1 - glass factor

 

 

Butolph Street

 

1 - cordwainer

2 - baker

3 - washer (woman)

3 - bricklayer

1 - widow

5 - laborers

6 - housewrights

2 - grocers

 

1 - blacksmith

1 - paper stainer

 

 

Elm Street

 

1 - victualler

1 - cellar keeper

1 - boarding house

1 - stageman

1 - baker

2 - hairdressers

1 - stable

1 - grocer

2 - laborers

2 - innholders

1 - merchant

2 - tailors

 

George Street

 

2 - housewrights

1 - baker

1 - laborer

1 - mariner

1 - glazier

2 - grocers

2 - truckmen

 

 

Grove Street

 

2 - grocers

2 - blacksmiths

1 - boarding house

1 - cabinetmaker

 

May Street

 

4 - grocers

2 - bricklayers

1 - stucco worker

1 - painter

1 - retailer

1 - laborer

1 - housewright

 

 

 

 

Myrtle Street

 

5 - houses

4 - housewrights

3 - grocers

3 - bakers

3 - bricklayers

1 - dry goods

1 - stone cutter

1 - paper stainer

1 - mason

1 - butcher

1 - turner

1 - physician

 

Peck Lane

 

1 - house

1 - housewright

1 - wheelwright

1 - distiller

1 - ropemaker

1 - sawyer

1 - glazier

1 - glassmaker

 

1 - glass blower

 

 

 

Pinckney Street

 

1 - merchant

1- truckman

1 - trailer

2 - housewrights

 

1 - laborer

 

 

 

Ridgeway Lane

 

 

2 - widows

2 - homes

 

 

Roebuck Passage

 

 

1 - tailor

 

 

 

Southac Street

 

1 - merchant

4 - laborers

4 - boarding houses

4 - houses

1 - huckster

1 - housewright

1 - innkeeper

2 - musician

1 - stable

10 - grocers

1 - baker

1 - blockmaker

1 - stevedore

 

 

 

 

West Centre

 

1 - cordwainer

1 - retailer

1 - mason

1 - tailor

2 - grocer

1 - tailor

1 - water carrier

10 - laborers

1 - housewright

1 - stonecutter

2 - bricklayers

1 - carter

 

 


Last modified: February 24, 2017 - Copyright 2008 Marjorie Duby. All rights reserved.