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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This book lists all of those entitled to vote in the Parliamentary elections at Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1777 and 1780,
These books are becoming very scarce indeed and finding two sequential Poll books will provide researchers with a fabulous idea of who voted in these elections and who they voted for.
One of the typical early Pigot's county directories. Covers all towns and villages in the county, with detailed information about each place, its churches, schools, institurions, etc. Large lists of people with trades, from the candle makers through to the doctors, etc.
Covers all towns and villages in the county, with detailed information about each place, its churches, schools, institurions, etc. Large lists of people with trades.
"The Poll Book of the Electors who Voted at the Contested Election for Newcastle Upon Tyne, on 6th and 7th January 1835. Taken from a List Certified by the Sheriff, John Mellar Chapman, Esq.", was printed and published at Pilgrim Street, Newcastle in 1835 and records the votes polled in the General Election of that year for candidates returned for Newcastle.
Four candidates stood in the 1835 General Election for Newcastle, namely Sir Michael White Ridley, Bart., John Hodgson, Esq., William Ord, Esq., and James Aytoun, Esq. The candidates returned were William Ord, Esq., with 1,844 votes and Sir M. W. Ridley, Bart., with 1,509 votes. Ridley had represented Newcastle as a Member of Parliament for some twenty-four years and was the head of the Banking House of Sir M. W. Ridley, Bigge & Co., while also being active in the coal trade and glass manufacturing business. Ridley died the following year in 1836, aged 58 years, when his seat was taken-up by his son. The winner of the election was the interesting William Henry Ord. Born in 1781, 1835 was the first year that Ord was elected as Member of Parliament for Newcastle although he had already sat as an MP for several other constituencies by this time. Ord, who had been granted the freedom of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1808, held his seat until 1852. A left-wing Whig, Ord was a follower of Samuel Whitbread, the brewer, and radical Member of Parliament who advocated religious and civil rights as well as the abolition of slavery and a national education system.
In 1835, 3,107 voters polled their vote in the Newcastle election. The Poll Book records the names of all those freemen or householders who cast their vote, the candidate or candidates for whom they voted, as well as their address. The usefulness of Poll Books in general is often overlooked. As an item of record, the 1835 Poll Book contains the names of more than 3,100 merchants, traders and gentlemen resident in Newcastle and as such probably includes more individuals and their place of residence than any contemporary street or trades directory for the town from this period.
Republished here as a fully-searchable Download, the Newcastle Poll Book for 1835 containing the names, addresses of more than 3,100 residents of Newcastle must appeal to anyone with a family or historical interest in the town of Newcastle.
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This book was kindly lent to the Archive CD Books Project by Wilf Laidler.
With over a thousand pages, this excellent directory covers the history of the county in great detail, its facilities, details of all of the towns and villages, and tens of thousands of people listed, with their addresses and trades.
This is a major resource for genealogists and historians.
Lists every person in the county who owned 1 acre of land or more, with name, place, extent of land and its value.
The Newcastle section is especially comprehensive, and has a street directory with house numbers (every house!) and names of each householder. It is really easy to locate where you are on a street, as road intersections are noted, and even the locations of churches, chapels, shops, public houses, etc. There is also a separate Court Directory for Newcastle, with all residents listed in alphabetical order.
The CD is produced in PDF format for viewing using Adobe Acrobat on any computer, and is comprehensively book marked so that you can find your way around easily.
A very comprehensive directory of the major city and towns of the north east of England. Each place has a fabulous street by street, house by house list of heads of households plus alphabetical Court and commercial directories which list peoples' names, trades and addresses.
A wonderful resource for those researching their ancestors in the north east.
A very large and comprehensive book with detailed descriptions of each place and directories of local people and traders.
The Hexham division contains the following parishes;
Bellingham, Falston, Greystead, Simonburn, Thorneyburn, Warden, Wark, Haltwhistle, Kirkhaugh, Knarsdale, Lambley, Whitfield, Elsdon, Alwinton, Rothbury, Hexham, Allendale, St John Lee, St Oswalds, Bywell St Andrew, Bywell St peter, Whittonhall, Corbridge, Ovinsham, Shotley and Slaley.
First published in 1887 and republished here is Bulmer & Co's History and Directory of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Containing over four-hundred printed pages the History and Directory provides an excellent account of the town of Newcastle and its outlying townships and will be a desirable acquisition for anyone interested in the history of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and its merchants, traders and residents and the time in the mid-1880s.
The History & Directory of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne not surprisingly begins with the areas history, the starting point for which is the Roman settlement of of Newcastle and the monumental achievements of Roman engineering that could still be witnessed. This is followed by brief accounts of the Saxon period before the onset of t he Norman Conquest, the construction of the town's castle and outworks as well as the defensive that were constructed at this period. A great amount of details is given over to the various monastic settlements and orders that were founded in Newcastle and the buildings associated with these such as the Hospital of St. Mary Magdalene, St. Mary's Hospital and the Maison de Dieu. The various guilds and and their incorporation by Royal Charter are also described. These include the merchants, founded in about 1300, the skinners, tailors, bakers, brewers, smiths, dyers, tanners, cordwainers butchers, mercers and boothmen. The history also describes the establishment of other bye-trades and societies, such as glazier, colliers and curriers.
Also recorded in the history of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne are the Governors of the Castle of Newcastle, the town's early municipal government, freemen of the town and the various churches that were found within the limits of the town. Needless to say there is also an account of the coal trade and the role played by the town and citizens of Newcastle during the Civil War and the later Restoration, before embarking on accounts of the schools and public institutions of the town.
The Directory portion of the publication contains some three-hundred pages. Beginning with twenty pages of information on the municipal and civil and local administration of the town the majority of the entire history and directory is taken-up with an alphabetical list of the residents, merchants and traders of the town followed by an alphabetical trades and professions directory - the importance of coal mining and associated industries and trades is witnessed in this section of the Directory. While there is no street directory present in this publication, it is sure to appeal to anyone interest in the history and residents of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the 1880s.
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By the late 1890s we start to see private residents included in the Kelly's directories in addition to the classified Trade Directory listings and descriptions and facilities in each town and village. This is a particularly important and useful reference book for those with Northumberland ancestors.
This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by the Family Record Centre (The PRO) in London.
It contains a wealth of county information and is illustrated with plenty of adverts and a large pull out map. Most importantly it has excellent descriptions of every town and village in Northumberland, lists of the towns residents, their address and trades.
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