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 Cornwall. This publication contains 104 printed pages, of which 40 are a directory of Cornwall.
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.
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Detailed directories of the major towns and villages with the names, address and occupations of their inhabitants. A fantastic resource, especially for those looking for leads in the 1841 census.
Once a part of a much larger book. The Cornwall 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 Cornwall 1844 directory, and comes complete with a high quality zoomable map.
Each town, village and hamlet in the county is described, with details of local history, facilities and institutions to help you understand the lives of your ancestors. Each place has its own lists of private residents and tradespeople.
There are also separate county wide directories of private residents and classified trades.
One fascinating section of this directory gives details, such as depth, workings, transport, shareholders, pursers and captains, of the mines in Cornwall and Devon.
Kindly loaned to the Project by the Family Record Centre (the PRO) in London.
Lists every person in the county who owned 1 acre of land or more, with name, place, extent of land and its value.
By this period in the late 1800s, the Kelly's directories had become very much more comprehensive.
This one, of 1893 is a wonderful resource for historians and genealogists, and includes every town, village and hamlet in the county, with details of its facilities, churches, schools, etc. Lists of residents (not just those with trades, although not every household is included), and a superb classified trades directory.
A book loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by the Family Records Centre (the PRO) in London, and one of those that we shall be having renovated for them.
A very large book which contains details about the history and institutions of each place in the county
Regardless of whether or not your ancestor's name appears in the directory it is fascinating to read about the things that would have mattered to them. Their chuches, schools, hospitals, where and who they would have bought things from. Real Family History.
An excellent full county directory of Cornwall, with the survey having been taken just before the first world war.
Includes a large colour county map and a street plan of Penzance.
As with all the directories this is packed with adverts from businesses across the county, it also has a large pull out map of the county so you can see exactly where your ancestors were living. There are detailed descriptions of each town and village along with their facilities, private residents and tradespeople. Everyone's included from Magistrates to Vinegar Makers. It contains a comprehensive trade directory and interesting geographical information
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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