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."
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 Hampshire. This publication contains 147 printed pages, of which 83 are a directory of Hampshire.
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 Hampshire 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 Hampshire & Isle of Wight 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.
This directory will be especially useful to those researching the 1851 census as it will often provide an address which one can search the indexes.
Kindly loaned to the Project by the Family Record Centre (the PRO) in London.
A very rare and extremely useful specialist directory of Southampton and surrounding district of 1853 by Williams.
This is one of the books that has been loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by the Family Records Centre (the PRO) in London.
White's directories are extremely comprehensive and useful for the period, and this one with 664 pages is no exception.
Published in 1859, with 664 pages plus preface pages. A large volume with tens of thousands of names, addresses, trades & occupations, and a comprehensive description of every place in the county and and its history.
A tremendous primary source of information and data for family history research and history of all towns & villages for the whole county and including the Isle of Wight.
Lists of people and their addresses and trades and occupations for the whole county. Not just shops and businesses, but lots of ordinary people such as dress makers, carpenters, farmers, teachers, etc. Add to this the information on schools, banks, travel, postal services, goods carriage, churches , etc. for every place and you have a total picture of the whole county in 1859.
Once a very sad book, literally falling apart, but we had it beautifully renovated to the highest traditional standards in half leather, with real gold leaf lettering, and beautiful hand made mottled paper covered boards. They don't come much more beautiful than this!
Lists every person in the county who owned 1 acre of land or more, with name, place, extent of land and its value.
Printed and published by Kelly & Co., in London in 1875, County Topographies: Hampshire contains in excess of 450 printed pages and includes an extensive section on the Isle of Wight. Republished here in fully-searchable digital format, topographical directories usually provide a plethora of fascinating local information on the areas on which they treat and this publication is no exception.
The general preface to this publication notes that the information contained therein was directly extracted from Kelly's recently published Post Office Directory for Hampshire, but was reissued in this form to meet the wishes of many who desired a publication on the county without the names and addresses of the inhabitants of the county. Hampshire, a county of some 1,032,105 acres with a population in 1871 of over 540,000 ranked at the time of the publication as one of the largest counties in England by population. Containing 351 Civil Parishes, 22 market towns and the City of Winchester, this county topography provides all of the details on all of the towns, villages, hamlets and liberties of Hampshire provided in Kelly's Directory, without the addition of residents. This entails detailed descriptions of principal buildings, geographical objects of interest, ecclesiastical divisions of the county with descriptions of all of the churches, cathedrals the value of the livings, parochial incumbents and patrons, principal seats, civil and local administration of the county with full information on county courts, districts fairs, markets, county hunts as well as communications such as rail and post.
For those unfamiliar with topographical directories such as this or indeed directories and gazetteers such as Kelly's Directory the treatment by this county topography on one of the many villages noticed serves to illustrate the general extent of the detail contained therein. Burghclere is described as a parish and village 3 miles south of Newbury station, 4 miles west from Kingsclere and 58 miles from London. Situated in the diocese and archdeaconry of Winchester and the rural deanery of Andover the parish contained two churches. The older of the two, that of All Saints, was completely restored in 1861 and its registers date from 1559. The newer, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, was built in 1838 and greatly enlarged under the patronage of the Earl of Carnarvon. The Living was a rectory with an annual value of £1,200, with a residence and glebe of 188 acres held by the Rev. Portal, domestic chaplain to the Earl. Petty sessions were held monthly at the 'Carnarvon Arms'. The place was probably a Roman Station, the soil mainly of wet gravel and principal crops of wheat, barley and oats grown on its 5,080 acres. With a population in 1871 of 765, the parish contained a number of gentlemen's seats and mansions, such as Adbury Park, the handsome manor of William Fox, J.P., one of the principal landowners in the parish, together with the Earl of Carnarvon. Beginning with the village and parish of Abbott's Ann and ending with the Yaverland, the parish and liberty on the Isle of Wight, the level of detail provided in the for each is commensurate with that given for Burghclere.
Republished here in fully-searchable digital format, Kelly's 1876 County Topography for Hampshire must appeal to anyone interested in the topographical description of this large and important county, its towns, villages and hamlets.
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White's directories are extremely comprehensive and useful for the period, and this one is no exception.
A large volume with tens of thousands of names, addresses, trades & occupations, and a comprehensive description of every place in the county and and its history.
A tremendous primary source of information and data for family history research and history of all towns & villages for the whole county
Each place in the county is listed with a wonderful description of its history, topogaphy and details of local institutions such as churches, schools and hospitals. This will help you to gain an insight as to how your ancestors really lived, where they bought their provisions, where they sent their children to school and the name of the school master and much much more besides
Of course, each place also has its own directory of trades people and private residents with Portsmouth having a street by street directory.
Also included are alphabetical and clasified trade directories and a wondeful county map.
By the 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 Hampshire ancestors.
A very large and comprehensive directory with lists of private residents in each town and village as well as the Trades and Court Directories. The main towns have a house by house and street by street listing of every household.
This book was kindly loaned to The Archive CD Books Project by The Family Records Centre (the PRO) in London as part of our ongoing project to digitise ALL of their Directories. As you can see from the picture, this book is starting to suffer from almost constant handling. Visitors to the FRC will now be able to see the book on CD, thus saving it from further damage
Contains an excellent street by street directory of Southampton which lists heads of households and tradesmen, a directory of private residents plus a classified trades listing.
The following villages are also included, although most listings for them do not have street directories:
Bartley, Bassett, Bishopstoke, Bitterne, Bursledon, Cadnam, Chandler's Ford, Colbury, Copythorne, Dibden, Eastleigh (with street directory), Eling, North Eling, freemantle, Great Fletchwood, Hound and Netley Abbey, Hythe, Itchen, Langdown, Little Ftetchwood, Marchwood, Millbrook, Netley marsh or Netley St Matthew, Newbridge, North Stoneham, Nursling or Nutshalling, Ower, Peartree Green (with street directory), Pook's Green, Redbridge, Rownhams, St Mary Extra with Itchen, Shirley, Sholling, North Stoneham, South Stoneham, Swaythling, Testwood, Totton, Upton, Westend, Weston with Newtown, Winsor, Woodlands and Woolston (with street directory).
This is a superb resource for genealogists and family historians being as close in date as it is to the 1901 census.
A huge volume. Includes private residents as well as those with trades, street directories, full alphabetical name lists, etc. Good descriptions and history of each place, with details of amenities, churches, schools, etc.
The book that you see here in renovated condition was once faded to a pale orange colour, and held together with sticking plaster! It now has a totally new spine, with the original cloth grafted back onto it and dyed back to its original colour.
A comprehensive directory of the county. Each place has a description of its history, details of local institutions and directories of trades people and private residents. Portsmouth has its own street by street directory.
A huge county directory with over 1100 pages. Each place has a wonderful description plus directories of private residents and tradespeople.
Southampton and Portsmouth each have excellent street by street directories as well.
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