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The Universal Directory of Great Britain - 1791 The Universal Directory of Great Britain - 1791

Ref: 1134war
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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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Warwickshire 1822 Pigot's Directory Warwickshire 1822 Pigot's Directory

Ref: 0520
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An incredibly rare directory.

Note that these directories include only the main towns and market towns, and not the villages in the county.

Contents: Alcester, Atherstone, Birmingham, Coleshill, Coventry, Leamington, Nuneaton, Stratford-on-Avon, Sutton Coldfield, Warwick,  


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Pigot's 1828-9 Directory of Warwickshire (with map) Pigot's 1828-9 Directory of Warwickshire (with map)

Ref: 0884
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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;

Alcester and Studley, Atherstone, Birmingham, Coleshill, Coventry, Henley-in-Arden, Kenilworth, Keniton, Leamington, Nuneaton (with Attleborough, Stockingford, Coton and Ansley), Rugby (with Bilton, Church Lawford, Clifton ,Dunchurch, Hill-Morton, Newbold, Harborough and Marton), Solihull and Knowle, Southam, Stratford-upon-Avon, Sutton Coldfield, Warwick. 


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WM West, A History, Topography and Directory of Warwickshire, 1830 WM West, A History, Topography and Directory of Warwickshire, 1830

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ISBN: 1-84630-290-0
Number of Pages: 834
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First published in Birmingham in 1830 and republished here is William West's The History, Topography & Directory of Warwickshire. Containing more than 800 pages, the original contains a number of beautiful engraved views of the major cities and towns in the county as well as numerous engravings and pen-and-ink drawings that accompany the many advertisements. The full title of this edition hints at the scope of its contents: The History, Topography and Directory of Warwickshire. The Ancient Histories of Rous, Camden, Speed and Dugdale, with Curious Memories of the Lives of these Early Writers; A Description of the Present State of the County, with Modern Divisions and Subdivisions, & their Population & Valuation. A Directory of Every Town & Considerable Village in the County; A Gazetteer of all the Towns, Villages, Parishes & Hamlets .... & an Itinerary of the Direct & Cross Roads, with a List of the Noblemen & Gentlemen's Seats.

Given the relatively early date of Samuel West's directory and the amount of historical and topographical detail contained therein, coupled with its extensive and numerous directories, this is a far superior and quite different publication to Pigott's Directory and in many respects more useful. The History, Topography & Directory of Warwickshire begins with a number of early descriptions of the county. The first of these is taken from William Camden's Britannia which first appeared in print towards the end of the sixteenth century; the second is taken from John Speed's History of Great Britain, first published in 1614 and the last is extracted from Sir William Dugdale's Antiquities of Warwickshire , illustrated, first published in 1656 and considered to be his most important work. There follows West's own brief topographical description of the county as it stood in 1830 before recording the names of the Hundreds in the county and the parishes contained within each. The second part of the publication, that of the general directory of the county of Warwickshire is recorded under the name of the Hundreds.

A large part of the History, Topography and Directory of Warwickshire is given over the major city in the county, Birmingham and this section encompasses nearly three-hundred pages. Starting with a lovely etching of the city taken from some elevated ground outside of the city's bounds, the city is introduced by a description of is character, name, site and the elements that constituted the city. The 'elements' include descriptions of the city's prominent buildings - civil, religious and private, its incorporation and a description of the Battle of Birmingham at the start of the Civil War. The description of the buildings providing a valuable addition to this directory. The section on Birmingham is completed by the alphabetical directory for Birmingham, which extends to more than one-hundred and eighty pages. The remainder of West's 1830 publication is taken-up by the topography and directory for the remainder of the county of Warwickshire. Subdivided into its twenty Hundreds. The first of these, the Alcester Hundred or Division includes descriptions of eleven parishes, three hamlets and one township, an alphabetical directory for Alcester and its surrounding neighbourhoods as well as topographical descriptions of many of the gentlemen's seats other buildings and geography of note. This detail is matched in the entries for the remaining nineteen Hundreds and divisions in the county.

A truly superb and highly recommended; William West's History, Topography & Directory for Warwickshire is one of the best that was published.

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Warwickshire 1835 Pigot's Directory Warwickshire 1835 Pigot's Directory

Ref: 0089
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An excellent early county directory, (including Birmingham) which appeared before the first census of 1842, thus making it very valuable to the family history researcher. Gives good descriptions of the towns and main villages and their facilities, churches, schools, and institutions, etc. together with lists of all the people with trades. 


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Warwickshire 1850 White's Directory Warwickshire 1850 White's Directory

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Typical of the White's directories this is a comprehensive (and very large) with excellent descriptions of each place in the county, its facilities in 1850 and history. Many thousands of people listed with their trades and occupations. 


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Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire 1868 Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire 1868

Ref: 9084P
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A very comprehensive directory of the county and its people. Each town village and hamlet has a description of its history and local facilities such as schools, churches and hospitals etc.plus directories of tradespeople and private residents.

Also included are court (private residents) and classified trades directory.

Kindly loaned to the project by the Family Record Centre (the PRO) in London 


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Warwickshire 1873 Return of Owners of Land Warwickshire 1873 Return of Owners of Land

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Lists every person in the county who owned 1 acre of land or more, with name, place, extent of land and its value. 
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Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire 1880 Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire 1880

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A fabulously comprehensive directory of the county of Warwickshire. Each town, village and hamlet is described in great detail, with information about the schools, churches and hospitals etc in each place. Each place has a commercial directory, which lists people and their occupations, and most have a list of private residents with their addresses.

There is also a Court Directory with an alphabetical list of the names and addresses of private residents plus a Trades Directory with lists of occupations, not just 'professional' people but farmers, shopkeepers, painters and bricklayers as well.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by Sandwell Record Office. 


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Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire 1888 Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire 1888

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Each town, village and hamlet is described in great detail, with information about the schools, churches and hospitals etc in each place. Each place has a commercial directory, which lists people and their occupations, and most have a list of private residents with their addresses.

There is also a Court Directory with an alphabetical list of the names and addresses of private residents plus a Trades Directory with lists of occupations, not just 'professional' people but farmers, shopkeepers, painters and bricklayers as well. 


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Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire 1900 Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire 1900

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An excellent and very comprehensive directory. Each town, village and hamlet in the county is decribed in detail with information about the churches, schools, hospitals and othe institutions that your ancestors may have actually used in their daily lives. Each place also has lists of private residents and commercial traders.

Also included is a court directory of private residents and a classified trades directory.

This book was kindly loaned to The Archive CD Books Project by The Family record Centre (the PRO) in London. 


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Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire 1912 Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire 1912

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The first section lists every place in alphabetical order with an extremely detailed description of its history, character and local facilities such as its churches and schools. Each place has at the very least a commercial directory which lists peoples' names along with their occupations and most places have a list of private residents as well.

There then follows a directory of private residents, alphabetically listed by surname with their addresses, and a massive trade directory which lists all types of occupations and the people who undertook them.

Also included is a map of the county in 1912.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by Sandwell Record Office. 


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Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire 1940 Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire 1940

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A huge directory covering Warwickshire in 1940.

One of the great advantages of a "late" directory such as this is that it is so easy to trace heads of household either by name or street address. (In the main towns each street, and every numbered house is there, together with the head of household and their occupation). Don't think of it as being just a 1940 resource. You will find all branches of your family and their addresses, and then go look at those same addresses in all earlier resources. That's the kind of information that will pull down those brick walls in your earlier research.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by Sandwell Record Office.

 


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