First printed and published in Carlisle in 1811 by F. Jollie & Sons and republished here is Jollie's Cumberland Guide & Directory. Containing some 134 printed pages, this publication is notable as one of the earliest surviving guides and directories for the region and although extremely lengthy, the full title provides the reader with a clear idea of the intended scope of the publication: A list of all the parishes, chapelries, townships, principal villages, gentlemen's seats, and biography of eminent men, natives of the county, or who have been nearly connected with it. Antiquities, etc. A concise account of the ancient and present state of Carlisle; an account of the market towns of Longtown, Brampton, Kirkoswald, Alston and Penrith: with a tour through the most interesting parts of that district. Describing whatever objects are most worthy of notice and a list of principal persons and those in trade and public institutions in Carlisle and in the market towns above mentioned.
Divided into eleven chapters, the first six of these are dedicated to Carlisle. These begin with a detailed description of the approach to Carlisle from the north passing through Longtown and t he extensive estate of Sir James Graham, along the Esk and the military road. Written for the benefit of the 'tourist' the Cumberland Guide and Directory notes all diversions and attractions that could be witnessed on this ten-mile entrance into Carlisle. Once Carlisle is reached the Guide and Directory briefly describes the ancient origins of the town before describing its 'present state', concentrating on its more-renowned industries, such as brewing, mercantile commerce and printing. An entire chapter is given over to the town's public buildings, institutions and notably Carlisle's Cathedral, which is accompanied by a ground plan. Moving away from Carlisle, literally over its Roman Wall, which also includes a ground plan, the Guide and Directory provides biographical notices of individuals connected or nearly connected with Cumberland and notices of all of the parishes and places of importance in the county and the gentlemen's seats, places of interested, etc., contained therein. Further tourist routes, notably from Carlisle to the east and a route from Penrith back to Carlisle follow. These tourist routes, designed for the pedestrian note and describe all features of interest along the way, such as Corby and Penrith Castles, Skirwith Abbey and Carleton Hall.
The Cumberland Guide and Directory includes a coloured route map and is concluded with alphabetical directories of Carlisle, Brampton, Alston, Penrith, Longtown and Kirkoswald. A lovely little directory and as one of the earliest surviving for this region is a must for anyone interested in the history and description of Cumberland nearly two centuries ago.
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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. Also included is an excellent county map.
The places included in this directory are;
Alstone and neighbourhood, Brampton (with High & Low Crosby and Nether Denton), Carlsle (with Stanwix, Dalston, Warwick, Warwick Bridge, Carleton and Bowness), Cockermouth (with Brigham, Bridekirk and Papcastle), Egremont St Bees and Cleator, High & Low Hesket and Armthwaite, Hesket Newmarket (with Ireby, Calbreck, Bolton and Sebergham), Keswick (with Crosthwaite and Borrowdale), Kirkoswald (with Lazonby), Longton and Netherby, Maryport (with Allonby and Flimby), Penrith and neighbourhood, Ravenglass (with Bootle and Calder Bridge), Whitehaven (with Hensingham, Moresby and Parton), Wigton and Thursby, Workington (with Harrington Harbour, Harrington, Distington and Seaton).
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.
One of the later and more comprehensive county directories. Slater's were the successor to the Pigot's directories, and follow a format very similar to those, and to the new Kelly's Post Office Directories. Covers all towns and villages in the county, with detailed information about each place, its churches, schools, institutions, etc. Large lists of people with trades, from the candle makers through to the doctors, etc.
A superb and very comprehensive directory of Cumberland. 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 0533 as above. Also Cheshire, Lancashire (with Liverpool and Manchester) and Westmorland, all of the advertisements and beautiful county maps.
Lists every person in the county who owned 1 acre of land or more, with name, place, extent of land and its value.
Bulmer's directories are widely regaded as being among the most comprehensive available. You will find an incredible amount of historical and topographical information here, as well as superb directories of private residents and tradespeople.
This directory concentrates on the towns, villages and hamlets in the Wards of Allerdale, Bootle and Derwent.
A very comprehensive directory with descriptons of the local facilities and institutions in each town, village and hamlet in the county and directories of private residents and tradespeople.
The county town of Carlisle also has a superb street by street directory with the names of the heads of households. Also included is a county wide alphabetical court directory of private residents, a classified trades directory and a wonderful county map.
Kindly loaned to the Project by the Family Record Centre (the PRO) in London.
A very comprehensive and detailed county directory, very similar to the famous White's directories.
Each place is described in great detail with information about schools, churches, hospitals and other institutions plus a historical and topographical account. Every town, village and hamlet has a directory of tradesmen and farmers.
As an example the parish of Home St Cuthberts, which had a population of only 753 in1891, has a two page description plus a directory with 110 names in it. As a percentage 110 out of 753 does not appear to be that high but if you consider that each of those people mentioned would have been the head of a household with a wife and possibly several children you will see that these directories are actually very comprehensive indeed.
Comprising its history and archaeology, physical and geological features, with separate historical and topographical descriptions of each town, parish and manor.
Includes comprehensive listings of residents, and a classified trades directory.
Each place in the county has an excellent description of its history and facilities such as churches, hospitals and schools etc., plus directories of private residents and tradespeople. Carlisle also has a superb street by street directory.
Also included is a county wide alphabetical list of private residents, a comprehensive classified trades directory and a county map.
Every parish in the county is included in this book. It is primarily a directory of private residents and commercial traders in each place, and includes a street by street listing of residents in Carlisle.
The book also serves as a gazetteer, giving a topographical account of every town, parish, village and township and descriptions of the principal buildings and objects of interest.
Full information is given on the County Council, Wards, Unions and Court Districts; the cathedral, churches, land owners, hospitals, charities and schools, agriculture, markets and fairs, and conveyance by railways, etc.
This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by the Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle.
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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