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."
Lists of all those who voted in the 1818 general election in Lincolnshire. Particularly useful for locating people as this was many years before the first censuses. The book contains an excellent 1818 map of the county, which you can zoom in to the finest detail.
Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire
Three books on one CD this is a very early example of Pigot's famous Trade Directories. Each County volume contains lists of individual traders and their occupations in the major towns (not, unfortunately, the smaller villages and hamlets). Each of the towns are described in fine detail with information about schools, churches, the local industries and general setting. See below for a list of towns covered.
Derbyshire: Alfreton, Ashbourne, Bakewell, Belper, Buxton, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chesterfield, Derby, Tideswell and Wirksworth.
Lincolnshire: Alford, Barton upon Humber, Boston, Bourne, Brigg (Glamford Briggs or Glandford-Bridge), Burgh, Castor or Caistor, Falkingham or Folkingham, Gainsborough, Grantham, Grimsby, Holbeach, Horncastle, Lincoln, Louth, Market Deeping, Market Rasen, Sleaford, Spalding, Spilsby, Stamford, Tattershall, Wainfleet and Wragby.
Nottinghamshire: Bingham, Mansfield, Newark upon Trent, Nottingham, Southwell, Tuxford and Worksop
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;
Alford and neighbourhood, Barton and Barrow-upon-Humber, Boston, Boune and neighbourhood, Brigg, Burton-upon-Stather (with Normanby and Winterton), Caistor, Corby, Crowland, Crowle, Donnington, Epworth and Owston, Falkingham and neighbourhood, Gainsborough and neighbourhood, Grantham, Great Grimsby, Holbeach (with Moulton and Whaplode), Horncastle, Kirton, Lincoln and neighbourhood, Louth, Market Deeping (with St james's and West Deeping), Market Rasen, Saltfleet, Sleaford and neighbourhood, Spalding (with Pinchbeck and Surfleet), Spilsby (with Bolingbroke and New Bolingbroke), Stamford and neighbourhood, Long Sutton (with Gedney and Fleet), Swineshead, Tattershall and Coningsby, Wainfleet (with burgh and Friskney), Wragby.
Kindly lent to Archive CD Books by Guy Etchells. Guy has had this book professionally restored and rebound.
The White's directories are quite simply the very best available. If you compare this book to the 1841 Pigot above, you will see how much meatier it is. This doesn't mean that the Pigot is a bad book, it just emphasises how *good* the White's books really are! Full of the tiniest details of the history and facilities of each and every town, village and hamlet within the county. Details of churches, schools, hospitals etc and of course an extremely comprehensive listing of all residents with trades. There is something for everybody in a White's directory.
An early and very comprehensive Post Office Directory, published by Kelly's.
Every place in the county is well described with details of schools, churches, hospitals etc. and directories of the traders there. Also included are a Court directory of private residents, a classified trades directory and a beautiful map of the county.
A directory of the market towns and the larger villages in the county but not the hamlets and small villages.
Each place has an excellent description of its history and local facilities, such as schools, hospitals and churches etc. plus directories of gentry, clergy and tradespeople. An added bonus is an extremely detailed county map
An excellent finding aid for those researching the 1851 census.
Kindly loaned to the Project by The Family Record Centre (the PRO) in London.
The White's directories are quite simply the very best available. Full of the tiniest details of the history and facilities of each and every town, village and hamlet within the county. Details of churches, schools, hospitals etc and of course an extremely comprehensive listing of all residents with trades. There really is something for everybody in a White's directory
Listings of thousands of Lincolnshire people with descriptions of the place they lived. Each person is also listed with their trade and address.
This slim volume contains alphabetical lists of all the principal householders, a classified trade and professional list, a complete street directory and a list of carriers etc. Published in 1867 by Charles Akrill, Lincoln.
A large thick book which, to maintain a high image quality is produced as a 2 CD set.
The Nottinghamshire directory; Grantham, Chesterfield & Gainsborough, plus all the advertisement pages
Book loaned to the project by the Brewhouse Yard Museum.
The White's Directories are superb. Not only do they have full details of every village and town, with their inhabitants with trades, etc., but they also include very comprehensive historical information on the county as a whole and each place.
Lists every person in the county who owned 1 acre of land or more, with name, place, extent of land and its value.
A large and comprehensive directory typical of the Kelly's of the period.
This book has been professionally rebound and re-covered, a shining example of a good standard of restoration. The covers are entirely new, with the old cloth grafted onto the boards and spine. (You can just see the new underlying cloth at the top of the spine and on the edges).
First published in Sheffield in 1882 and republished here is William White Ltd's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire. Containing more than 1,120 printed pages, and a large scale map, the full title of this publication provides a good indication to the scope of the work: History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire, Including the City and Diocese of Lincoln; and comprising A General Survey of the County, and Separate, Historical Statistical Descriptions of all the Wapentakes, Hundreds, Sokes, Boroughs, Towns, Ports, Parishes, Townships, Chapelries, Villages, Hamlets, Manors & Unions; The Seats of the Nobility and Gentry; Magistrates, Members of the County Councils and Public Officers; And a Variety of Archaeological, Architectural, Agricultural, Biographical, Botanical, Statistical and Geological Information.
Beginning with a number of indices to the volume, the names of magistrates sheriffs, seats of the nobility, fairs, the History, Gazetteer & Directory of Lincolnshire, then provides a General History and Description of the County of Lincoln.
The majority of the History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire is taken-up by the Towns, Parishes and Villages section of the publication. Containing over 700 pages this alphabetically details all of the towns, parishes and villages in the county, beginning with Aby-with-Greenfield and ending with Yardborough, While there is a minimum level of detail that can be expected, larger towns and cities, such as Lincoln and Grantham are afforded much more detail. The entry for the City of Lincoln, for example, is detailed in almost 100 pages and includes and alphabetical and trades directories.
The History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire is concluded with the classified Professions and Trades Directory for the county covering more than 200 pages and detailing the trades and professions of thousands of businesses. For anyone interested in the history or occupants of Lincolnshire this is a must.
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First published in Sheffield in 1892 and republished here is William White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire. Containing more than 1,250 printed pages the full title of this publication provides a good indication to the scope of the work: History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire, Including the City and Diocese of Lincoln; and comprising A General Survey of the County, and Separate, Historical Statistical Descriptions of all the Wapentakes, Hundreds, Sokes, Boroughs, Towns, Ports, Parishes, Townships, Chapelries, Villages, Hamlets, Manors & Unions; The Seats of the Nobility and Gentry; Magistrates, Members of the County Councils and Public Officers; And a Variety of Archaeological, Architectural, Agricultural, Biographical, Botanical, Statistical and Geological Information.
Beginning with a number of indices to the volume, the names of magistrates sheriffs, seats of the nobility, fairs, the History, Gazetteer & Directory of Lincolnshire, then provides a General History and Description of the County of Lincoln. This includes an especially good section on the botany of the county written by F. Arnold Lees and the geology by W. Jerome Harrison. The former identifies all of the species of plant, flower, moss, etc., in the county with their dates and first identifiers; there follows an essay on the Lincolnshire Fens.
The majority of the History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire is taken-up by the Towns, Parishes and Villages section of the publication. Containing some 900 pages this alphabetically details all of the towns, parishes and villages in the county, beginning with Aby-with- Greenfield and ending with Yardborough, the description contain for one of these entries, that of Lee, provides a clear idea as to the extent of information that can be expected on some of the smaller hamlets and villages in Lincolnshire. Lee is described as an ancient village replete with many thatched and ivy-clad dwellings shaded with trees. In 1891 it contained 188 inhabitants and occupied 2,149 acres of land, which included Lea Wood and Lea Marsh. The majority of the village is situated on the east of the Trent except two small parts called Burton Ferries and Boles, which are situated on the Nottinghamshire side. The local Church, dedicated to St. Helen, is of Early English architecture and consists of a nave, chancel, north aisle, a tower and clock with quarter chimes and a peal of six bells. The church contains seven stained glass windows, the oldest of which bears the arms of Trehamton and the interior consists of good open benches made of oak and contains a vault and several marble tombs. A mile to the east of the village at Hermit Dams is the former site of an old crenellated manor house and the remains of fish ponds. Since the reign of Elizabeth the Manor of Lea has been in the possession of the Anderson family. Lean Manor is an ancient building with sylvan pleasure grounds. There follows a list of the Lea nobility, gentry, merchants, traders and farmers. While this is the minimum level of detail that can be expected, larger towns and cities, such as Lincoln and Grantham are afforded much more detail. The entry for the City of Lincoln, for example, is detailed in more than 100 pages and includes and alphabetical and trades directories.
A typical Kelly's directory but with the added bonus of a large (A3 size) map of the county. Contains descriptions of each town and village, statistical information, an alphabetical list of people, their addresses and their trades.
An incredibly detailed and comprehensive local directory covering the Grimsby & Cleethorpes area of North Lincolnshire.
This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by Denise Light.
An excellent directory for those hoping to find a lead which will help with researching their ancestors in the 1901 census>
It contains wonderful descriptions of each place's local history and civic amenities such as schools, churches and hospitals plus directories of private residents and commercial traders in each town, village and hamlet. Also included are separate county-wide directories of private residents and classified trades.
Kindly loaned to us by Grimsby Reference Library, we had to use two copies of the book to ensure we could provide you with a complete reproduction of the original directory. One book was very delicate and was liable to break and another had pages missing, what you get on the CD is the entire directory, nothing missing!
A typical directory, packed full of peoples names and trades. It includes a Grimsby, Great Grimsby and Cleesthorpe street directory, which is so detailed it even tells you if a building on the street is vacant. It's easy to use as people are listed alphabetically by surname, by their trade and by street. So even if you only know a small piece of information about your ancestors you can still locate them in this directory. Essential for those researching their Grimsby or Cleethorpes families.
A huge book! A very comprehensive county directory, that not only includes the usual trades directory, but street by street listings of the householders in the major towns. A wonderful resource.
With a coloured map and plan of Hull.
Incredibly detailed information about the county and places. Excellent, comprehensive lists of residents with their trades. A real bonus is the complete street directory for Lincoln and Hull. A fabulous resource for family historians
A comprehensive directory typical of the later Kelly's publications.
County Directory of all places and residents with trades.
Directory of private residents
Classified trades directory
Full description and history of the county including the topography and geology, etc.
A very comprehensive directory with desciption of places and directories of private residents and commercial traders, plus county-wide private residents and classified trades directories.
Many people quite wrongly dismiss early and mid-twentieth century directories. Whilst it is true that the 1930's are easily within living memory, the people contained in these types of records could easily have been born as early as the 1870's and will very likely have appeared in the 1901 census as young adults or children. A directory such as this can really help you piece together your Victorian ancestors' whereabouts and occupations in their middle and later years.
This directory has an incredibly useful street map of Grimsby that is indexed to make each place easy to find. It is full of historical information about the area in the 1930's and in it's earlier periods. It lists all the services available in the area and important people but most important of all it lists the residents with their name, trade and address. You won't struggle to find your ancestor at all, they are listed alphabetically, listed by trade and listed by street, so you only need a small amount of information to find out much more
This directory is very comprehensive and has the enormous benefit of not only including a trades section, villages section and commercial section but also a private residents section and street section. This means you can get a very real picture of the place where your ancestors lived, see who their neighbours were and what conditions were like just after the war. Due to the late date of this directory you can document your immediate relatives, grandparents, etc. so future generations will have less work!
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