Two very rare directories on one CD
The first Pigot's county directories for each of Cheshire and Staffordshire.
Note that these directories include only the main towns and market towns, and not the villages in each county.
Cheshire: Altrincham, Chester, Congleton, Frodsham, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Malpas, Middlewich, Nantwich, Neston & Parkgate, Northwich, Runcorn, Sandbach, Stockport,.
Staffordshire: Abbots Bromley, Bilston and neighbourhood, Burton upon Trent, Cheadle, Eccleshall, Leek, Litchfield, Newcastle under Lyme, The Potteries, Rugeley, Stafford, Stone, Tamworth, Uttoxeter, Walsall, Wednesbury, Willenhall & Darleston, Wolverhampton.
A very early and rare directory which covers the market towns and principal villages of the county (Please note that smaller villages and hamlets are not included). The descriptons of each place are excellent with lots of details about schools, hospitals, churches and other institutions plus detailed histories and directories of the nobility, gentry, clergy and classified directories of tradespeople.
The places included in this directory are;
Altrincham, North Cheadle and neighbourhood, Chester (with Eccleston and Christletown), Congleton (with Astbury, Boseley, Brereton, Buglawton, Gawsworth, Moreton and Smallwood), Frodsham & Overton, Knutsford (with Mobberley, Rosherton, and Ollerton)., Macclesfield (with Bollington, Butley, Hurdsfield, Prestbury, Rainow, Sutton and Wincle), Marple (with Disley & Romily), Middlewich & Over (with Kinderton, Little Budworth, Newton and Winsford), Mottram (with Hyde, Gee Cross and Tintwistle), Nantwich (with Acton, Newhall, Wrenbury and Wybunbury), Neston (with Great & Lttle Parkgate and Willaston), Northwich (with Great Budworth, Davenham, Leftwich and Weaverham), Runcorn (with Preston Brook and Weston Point), Sandbach (with Wheelock, Holmes Chapel and Warmingham), Stockport (with Heaton Norris, Portwood, ramhall, Bullock Smithy and Poynton), Wilmslow and Alderley.
An early directory containing descriptions of the larger towns and villages in the county. It contains the names and trades of residents, listing everyone from Bricklayers to Bankers. Set out in alphabetical order and fully searchable this is an easy way to find ancestors and to discover more about their lives.
This book was kindly loaned to the Project by the Institute of Heraldic & Genealogical Studies.
A great little directory for Birkenhead, includes a street directory and alphabetical listing of residents and their trades. Interesting also are the adverts, did your ancestors own a business and advertise here?
One of those really special early county directories with a history of the county and each place, complete descriptions of each town and village and its facilities, churches, institutions, etc. and a superb listing of all people in the county with trades. They don't come much better than this.
Added to all that, this is one of those books that was worth every penny of the expense to have it traditionally rebound to the highest standards.
A superb and very comprehensive directory of Cheshire. Each place is described in great detail and includes lists of gentry and clergy plus those 'ordinary' people with trades. Also included is an exquisite county map.
This was part of a much larger directory of The Northern Counties of Cheshire, Cumberland, Lancashire and Westmoreland, with Liverpool and Manchester. We have split the book (not literally!) into sections in order to keep the cost of individual counties' CD's to a minimum.
The whole book is available on one CD, see below for details.
Note: includes ref 0532 as above. Also Cumberland, Lancashire (with Liverpool and Manchester) and Westmoreland, all of the advertisements and beautiful county maps.
The White's directories are the most comprehensive of the period, (this one has 1016 pages), and include a huge amount of information about the history and facilities of the county and each of its towns and villages.
Each place is described in detail, together with listings of all residents with trades. If a person had a trade, by virtue of having completed his apprenticeship, then he will most likely be included. Also included are farmers, carriers, teachers etc.
An incredibly detailed directory including decriptions of the area and population, an historical sketch, lists of places of interest and lists of the civl, ecclesiastical and military arrangements and more. A great way to locate your ancestor and find out many details about the environment in which they lived. Residents are listed in alphabetical order by surname and by street address with their trade.
Includes an 1865 map of the county. The map was in pieces when it arrived here at Archive CD Books but we have carefully scanned it so you see the complete map and can zoom in and out to get a closer look.
The directory lists residents with their trades and has the bonus of a street directory for both Birkenhead and Chester.
Lists every person in the county who owned 1 acre of land or more, with name, place, extent of land and its value.
Alphabetical lists of residents with trades. Incredibly easy to locate people using the index and made even easier as the CD is fully searchable.
An excellent later Kelly's Directory covering the whole of the county of Cheshire.
Book kindly loaned the the project by the Family Records Centre (The PRO) in London.
A very comprehensive directory including, a street directory of Birkenhead and Chester. That means you can easily locate your ancestor, see where they lived, what their trade was and who else lived in the area. It's surprising how often you can find other relatives in the area! A highly valuable resource for Cheshire researchers.
This directory, kindly loaned to the project by Birkenhead Central Library, has been well thumbed over the years resulting in some pages being torn and some corners missing. The book has been carefully restored by the library and Archive CD Books is delighted to be able to produce this directory on CD to increase it's accessibility to family historians and to ensure no further damage to the original need occur. The pages have been scanned with the utmost care so each one is readable. However occasionally some entries in the Birkenhead section are missing where the page has eroded slightly.
Another late and comprehensive directory for Cheshire listing residents and their trades. It also includes a large amount of information about each place in the county, it's facilities and demographics.
Includes a street directory for Birkenhead and Chester
A very comprehensive directory of Cheshire, bursting full of information about the county, every place is described in depth, even the geology of the place. Most useful to family historians will be the indexed lists of residents and their trades. Especially useful are the Birkenhead and Chester street by street and house by house directories
A late and very comprehensive directory including street directories for Birkenhead and Chester. This means it lists every house, the occupants and their trades, fabulous resources for family historians.
Unfortunately due to wear and tear there are pages with corners missing in the Birkenhead street directory. However the majority of the directory is fine. The pages feel soft, almost like material from their years of use, but they have been carefully scanned and are easy to read and search on CD.
Superb descriptions of each and every place in the county with directories of the names and addresses of the trades people and private residents.
Also included is a county wide directory of private residents, a classified trade directory and an excellent county map.
Five huge volumes comprising the earliest directory for Great Britain, and one which is probably the most important directory for genealogists and historians that we have released on CD. For towns and villages the descriptions of the places are excellent, with details of their facilities, etc, and includes those residents with trades (even those such as farmers, hay-binders, labourers, bakers, shop keepers, etc.) and their addresses.
Although titled "Great Britain", this directory covers places in England and Wales. Volume 1 of the five is devoted to London, volumes 2 to 4 cover the places in the England and Wales in alphabetical order, and vol. 5 contains a number of the subsequent amendments and additions published in the next few years.
"The Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture, comprehending Lists of the Inhabitants of London, Westminster, and Borough of Southwark; and of all the Cities, Towns, and principal Villages, in England and Wales; with the Mails, and other Coaches, stage-wagons, Hoys, Packets, and Trading Vessels. To which is added, a genuine Account of the Drawbacks and Duties chargeable at the Custom-House on all Goods and Mechandize, imported, exported, or carried coastwise, with a particular of the Public Offices of every denomination; His Majesty's Court, and Ministers of State; The Peers of the Realm, and Parliament of Great Britain; The Court of Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, Aldermen, and Common-Council, of London; together with an Historical Detail of the Antiquities, Curiosities, Trade, Polity, and Manufacturers, of each City, Town, and Village. The whole comprising a Fund of useful and important Information, equally interesting to the Nobleman, the Gentleman, and Man of Business."
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