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."
Three incredibly rare directories on one CD.
Note that these directories include only the main towns and market towns, and not the villages in the county.
North Wales: Denbigh, Flint, Holywell, Mold, Montgomery, Newtown, Ruthin, Welshpool, Wrexham.
South Wales: Aberystwyth, Cardiff, Carmarthen, Cowbridge, Haverfordwest, Merthyr Tydvil, Neath, Swansea,
Monmouthshire: Abergavenny, Chepstow, Monmouth, Newport, Pontypool,
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 descriptions of each place are excellent with details about schools, hospitals, churches and other institutions plus detailed histories and directories of the nobility, gentry, clergy as well as classified directories of trades people.
The places included in this directory are;
Aberconway, Abergele, Amlwch, bala, Bangor, Barmouth, Beaumaris, Caerwys, Carnarvon, Corwen, Denbigh, Dinas-Mawddwy and Mallwyd, Dolgelley, Flint, Harlech, Hawarden, Holyhead, Hollywell and Bagillit, Llanfair, Llanfyllin and Llanrhaiadr-Y-mochant, Llangefni, Llangollen, Llanidloes, Llanrwst, Machynlleth, Mold, Montgomery, Newtown and Kerry, Pwllheli and Nevin, Ruthin, St Asaph, Towyn and Aberdovey, Tre-Madoc and Port Madoc, Beddgelert and Cricerth, Welchpool, Wrexham
First published in 1830 and republished here as a fully-searchable DOWNLOAD is Pigot & Co.'s National Commercial Directory. Renowned as one of the earliest and most complete directories and gazetteers, this publication contains the entries for the cities, towns, and principal villages in South Wales. This publication contains 114 printed pages, of which 50 are a directory of South Wales.
Advertised as a Commercial Directory, Pigot's National Commercial Directory provides the names, addresses and occupations of the merchants, bankers, professional gentlemen, manufacturers and traders for the principal towns, cities and villages on which it treats. The National Commercial Directory also acts as a gazetteer and topographical dictionary and for may readers this is the most useful aspect of a National Commercial Directory such as Pigot's.
Starting with a brief historical and topographical sketch of the county, Pigot's Directory then presents in alphabetical order the county Directory, which forms the vast bulk of this publication. Following the topographical description the National Commercial Directory provides details of Post Office and the names of nobility, gentry and clergy. This is followed of the trades section, consisting of Academies and schools, attorneys, bakers, blacksmiths, boot and shoemakers, bricklayers, butchers, coopers, corn dealers, dress makers and a dozen or more trades and professions. This is the minimum amount of detail one can expect in the National Commercial Directory while administrative capitals can expect at least a dozen pages.
This title is a DOWNLOAD title only. Consequently there is no postage charge. Just follow the LINK ON THE RECEIPT after you have completed payment to get the file. You will have 24 hours to download this item.
This directory covers all counties in the Northern half of Wales, divided into separate counties.
This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by The Family Record Centre (The PRO) in London.
This directory covers all counties in the Southern half of Wales, divided into separate counties. (Monmouthshire is not included).
This directory covers all counties in the Northern half of Wales, divided into separate counties, and comes with an excellent map that you can zoom in to the finest detail.
Once a part of a much larger book. The South Wales section was purchased from a book dealer unbound, and we finally managed to piece together all of the county sections to have the book rebound.
This CD contains the county directories of the whole of the southern half of Wales, and comes complete with a high quality zoomable map.
Classified lists of all the merchants, bankers, professional gentlemen, manufacturers and traders, also lists the nobility, gentry and clergy and contains an alphabetical list of all the inhabitants of the larger towns in North Wales.
It gives historical sketches of each. A thorough directory which will be invaluable to family historians trying to locate and find out more about the lives of their ancestors in North Wales. 84 densely printed pages. Fully searchable.
In 1873 there was a national survey of all land owners covering all of the counties in England and Wales. All those who owned 1 acre or more were listed in this government publication, together with the address/location, the amount of land and its value.
We have also broken the set down into smaller groups of Welsh counties on CD, see below:
Therefore these immense volumes provide an invaluable source of information for historians and genealogists.
A huge and incredibly comprehensive directory which covers the counties of Anglesey, Carnarvonshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire.
Each place has an excellent description of its history and local facilities, plus directories of tradespeople, private residents and farmers. Major county towns also have superb street by street directories.
Also included is are pan-county private residents and classified trades directories.
These 'mid-decade' directories are superb tools for tracking down ancestors between censuses and also provide wonderful background information about the places our forbears lived in.
Kindly loaned to the Project by The Family Record Centre (the PRO) in London.
Every place in the counties of Brecon, Cardigan, Camarthen, Glamorgan, Pembroke and Radnor, listed alphabetically, with descriptions of their history and local facilities.
Each town, village and hamlet has a directory of local residents and tradespeople. Cardif and Swansea have superb street by street, almost house by house, directories with the name and occupation of the head of the household
An extremely comprehensive directory covering Breconshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Glamorganshire, Pembokeshire and Radnorshire.
Cardiff and Swansea have superb street by street directories whilst all other places have directories of private residents and tradespeople. There are also pan-county Court (alphabetical private residents) and classified trades directories.
With over 1450 pages this is a huge and incredibly comprehensive directory which covers Breconshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Glamorgan, Pembrokeshire and Radnorshire.
Each place is described in great detail, with information about the schools, churches and other institutions which your ancestors will have actually used in their daily lives. Using directories like this you can find out where they sent their children to school, where they would have bought their provisions, the pubs they may have drank in and much, much more besides.
Every city, town, village and hamlet has its own list of private residents and commercial traders, whilst Cardiff and Swansea also include street by street directories of ordinary people as well as those with trades.
Also included is a directory of private residents and a classified trades directory.
This enormous and incredibly comprehensive 1,630 page volume is laid out in exactly the same fashion as the 1910 directory described above.
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