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;
Alfreton and neighbourhood, Ashbourn (with Bentley, Bradbourn, Mappleton, Thorpe and Tissington), Bakewell (with Hartington, Winster, Ashford, Baslow, Youlgreave and Edensor with Chatsworth), Barlborough (with Eckington, Clown and Whitewell), Belper (with Ripley and Heage), Bolsover (with Creswell, Elmton, Pleasley and Sarcliffe), Buxton (with Fairfield), Castleton (with Hope, Hathersag, Bradwell and Brough), Chapel-en-le-Frith (with Whaley Bridge), Chesterfield (with Staveley, Brampton, Brimington, Ashover and Whittington), Derby (with Allestrey, Darley, Ockbrook, Quarndon and Spondon), Doveridge and Sudbury, Dronfield (with Beauchieff, Norton, Holmesfield and Dore), Duffield (with Little Eaton, Breadsall and Makeney), Etwall (with Hilton, Radbourn and Boylston), Glosop (with Howard's Town, Charlesworth and Whitfield), Ilkeston (with Heanor, Risley and Draycott), Longford (with Brailsford, Cubley, Mackworth and Shirley), Matlock (with Matlock Bath, Bonsall and Darley), Measham (with Willesley, Church Greasley, Walton, Stapenhill and Burton Mills), Melbourn (with Repton, Ticknall, Calk, Formark, Bretbury and Smisby), New Mills (with Hayfield, Mellor, Thornsett and Roworth), Shardlow (with Aston, Weston and Willington), Tideswell (with Stoney Middleton, Eyam and Wormhill), Wirksworth (with Cromford, Lea, Crich and Brassington).
Considering its very early date, this directory is incredibly comprehensive. Each town village and hamlet in the county has its own directory of individuals with large numbers of farmers and labourers etc.
Derby itself also has an alphabetical list of those with trades, even those such as gardeners and builders.
Another of the Pigot's Directories, and again for a period before the first census of 1841, making it an invaluable source for genealogists.
William White's county directories are famous for their incredibly detailed descriptions of places and superb directories of almost every person, from gardener to gentleman. The more specialised local directories he produced, such as this one, are even better, cramming in even more detail.
This will be of special interest to those having problems with research in the 1851 census as it might provide a valuable lead in the form of an address for your ancestor.
The directory covers an area roughly twelve miles around Sheffield, including Rotherham, plus Chesterfiel and dozens of viilages in Derbyshire.
Kindly loaned to the Project by the Family Record Centre (the PRO) in London.
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
This localised directory covers the towns, parishes, townships and villages within a 20 mile radius of Sheffield.
Includes: Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Worksop (Notts.) Bawtry, Tickhill, Penistone, Chesterfield (Derbys.) Matlock, Alfreton, Bakewell, Tideswell, Chatsworth, Haddon, Bolsover, Welbeck, Clumber, and more than eight hundred hamlets in the counties of York, Derby and Nottingham
One of the most comprehensive directories ever produced for Derbyshire, and with 996 pages. Published in 1857 by Francis White & Co.
The main part of the directory covers extensive descriptions of each town and village, together with its history and facilities, churches, schools, unions, etc. and of course, complete listings of each person having a trade. Not just commercial businesses, but includes thousands of farmers, bricklayers, dress makers working from home and so on. Superb and comprehensive information for family historians with Derbyshire ancestors.
The first part of the book is devoted to a very detailed history and description of the county, with topographical, commercial and agricultural information, mineral resources and production, public institutions, charities, magistrates, public officers, and the seats of nobility and gentry.
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.
Lists every person in the county who owned 1 acre of land or more, with name, place, extent of land and its value.
A very comprehensive directory. Each town, village and hamlet is described in great detail with information about their histories and facilities plus lists of commercial traders.
There is also a Court Directory containing the names and addresses of private individuals in the county, plus a classified trades Directory.
A book loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by Paul Nix of Nottingham.
A typically comprehensive county directory of the period.
(Includes Ilkeston and parts of Derbyshire and Leicestershire)
An unusual directory in that it contains details of villages in more than one county, covering the whole of Nottingham (and what are now the suburbs) parts of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.
One of the most comprehensive Victorian directories for Derbyshire. It begins with a general history of the county, and then for each place we see a detailed history, a description (including churches, schools, and other facilities), followed by a comprehensive list of people and their trades.
The directory for Derby is particularly comprehensive, with an alphabetical listing of householders (not just those with business trades), and including such people as clerks, engine drivers, gardeners, postmen, etc. Plus a classified listing of tradesmen.
By this date, the Kelly's directories were becoming more comprehensive, and include street directories with private resident listings for the major towns. An excellent resource for genealogists!
By 1912 we have a very special directory with much more detail. This one includes a section with a complete street by street and house by house directory of Derby with all householders. Plus of course, a much more comprehensive county directory. One of its uses is to look at addresses where you know that your family lived in an earlier period, and then to see who is living there now. It is often a relative, and that can be extremely useful in breaking down some of those brick walls in your research.
A typically comprehensive directory of Derbyshire with the names and addresses of private residents and tradespeople in each town, village and hamlet. Derby itself also has a superb street by street directory.
A huge 1027 page volume with an excellent county map. The CD contains a description of every place in the county with lists of private residents and also people with trades. There is also a county-wide directory of private residents liste alphabetically plus a classified trades directory.
A huge directory of each place in the county with the names and addresses of tradespeople and heads of households. The City of Derby has a superb and very comprehensive street by street directory
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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