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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Lists all the people in the whole of Norfolk who voted in the general election in 1768. (To be eligible to vote, a person had to be a freeholder, i.e. owning a house or a plot of land). The book is divided into the hundreds of Norfolk, and then the towns and villages within each.
A superb source of early family history information.
A very rare resource indeed, this contains the names of those people in Norwich who voted in the General Election of 1818.
Three very rare directories on one CD
Note that these directories include only the main towns and market towns, and not the villages in each county.
Norfolk: Attleborough, Aylsham, Burnham Market, Cromer, Diss, Downham, East Dereham, Fakenham, Hingham, Holt, Lynn Regis, North Walsham, Norwich, Swaffham, Thetford, Walsingham, Watton, Wells, Wymondham, Yarmouth.
Leicestershire: Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Hinckley, Leicester, Loughborough, Lutterworth, Market Bosworth, Melton Mowbray, Mount Sorrel.
Rutland: Oakham, Uppingham, plus Peterborough and Wisbeach (Cambridgeshire).
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 Norfolk. This publication contains 145 printed pages, of which 81 are a directory of Norfolk.
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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Similar to the 1830 directory.
A really comprehensive history, directory and gazetteer of the whole of the county.
The White's directories are the very best as they contain an enormous amount of background information and history in each town village and hamlet, as well as the county in general.
With the directories of those with trades, these White's directories are probably the most versatile resources available to genealogists and historians alike.
This is a little gem of a directory. There are descriptions of each place (the description of Norwich runs to fourteen pages!) and amazing lists of *private* residents with their address and occupation. The key point to remember here is the date......1850 and that word 'address' Now, what is the magic ingredient that makes a search of the 1851 census that little bit easier? That's right, your ancestor's address!
We feel that, due to the importance of this directory, we owe it to you to provide a full index of the places covered. So here it is:
Acle, Alburgh, Antingham, Attleborough, Aylsham, Bacton, Banham, Banningham, Barnham Broom, Barton Turf, Bawdeswell, Beeston-next-Mileham, Beeston St Lawrence, Billingford, Bilney (east), Blickling, Blofield, Booton, Bradestone, Brampton, Brinton, Briston, Brockdish, Brooke, Broome, Brundall, Buckenham (New), Buckenham (Old), Burgh-next-Aylesham, Burlingham (North), Burlingham (South), Buxton, Caistor-next-Yarmouth, Calthorpe, Catfield, Catton, Cawston, Chedgrave, Coleby, Coltishall, Costessey, Cranworth, Cringleford, Cromer, Crostwight, Denton, Dereham East), Dickleburgh, Dilham, Diss, Ditchingham, Dunham (Little), Earlham, Earsham, Eaton, Edinthorpe, Ellingham (Great), Elmham, Erpingham, Filby, Forncett St Mary, Forncett St Peter, Foulsham, Fransham (Great), Fransham (Little), Fritton, Garvestone, Geldeston, Gillingham, Gressenham, Guist, Hardinghall, Harleston, Harling (East), Harling (West), Hellesdon, Hempnall, Hemsby, Hingham, Hockering,Hoe (or Hoo), Holt, Honing, Horsford, Horsham St Faith's, Horstead, Ingham, Itteringham, Kenninghall, Kimberley, Knapton, Lammas, Langley, Langmere, Lenwade, Letheringsett, Litcham, Loddon, Long Stratton, Lopham (North), Lopham (South), Ludham, Marsham, Martham, Mattishall, Mileham, Morningthorpe, Mundesley, Neatishead, North Walsham, Northrepps, Norton Subcourse, Norwich, Ormesby (Great), Ormesby (Little), Oulton, Paston, Potter Heigham, Pulham St Mary Magdalen, Pulham St Mary the Virgin, Reepham, Reymerstone, Rockland St Mary, Saxlingham Nethergate, Saxlingham Thorpe, Saxthorpe, Scarning, Scole, Scottow, Sherringham, Shipdham, Shottesham (High), Shottesham (Low), Sisland, Smallburgh, South Walsham, Southrepps, Sprowston, Stalham, Starston, Stoke Holy Cross, Stratton St Michael, Surlingham, Sutton, Swafield, Swanton Abbot, Swanton Morley, Tasburgh, Thorpe-next-Norwich, Thorpe Market, Tivetshall St Margaret, Tivetshall St Mary, Trowse-with-Newton, Trunch, Tuddenham (East), Tuddenham (North), Tunstead, Tuttington, Upton, Wacton, Walsham (North), Walsham (South), Westfield, Whitlingham, Witchingham (Great), Witchingham (Little), Witton, Wolterton, Woodrising, Worstead, Wortwell, Wroxham, Wymondham, Yarmouth, Yaxham.
Beccles, Blundeston, Bungay, Carlton Colville, Gisleham, Hopton, Kessingland, Kirkley, Lound, Lowestoft, Oulton, Pakefield, Palgrave, Rushmere, Somerleyton.
The White's are always the very best, and this is no exception, having a tremendous amount of detail about the county and its history, and the history and current facilities of every town, village and hamlet within the county. Churches, schools, hospitals, carriers and coaches, etc. and of course an extremely comprehensive listing of all residents with trades. This is without doubt one of the most important sources of information for those interested in the county.
Contains a general survey of each place in the county including it's historical, statistical and topographical descriptions. Thoroughly indexed so easy to use.
This directory, like other White's directories is incredibly comprehensive. Most important of all for family historians this book has hundreds of pages listing people in the county along with their address and profession.
Lists every person in the county who owned 1 acre of land or more, with name, place, extent of land and its value.
An excellent resource for genealogists and family historians. This very comprehensive directory describes each place in the county in great detail with information about schools, churches, hospitals and other institutions.
Each town, village and hamlet has lists of private residents and commercial traders plus there is excellent court directory (an alphabetical list of private individuals in the county) and a classified trades directory.
The White's directories are, without doubt, the very best available as they are so incredibly comprehensive.
This volume runs to over 1,000 pages with historical and geographical details of of every town village and hamlet in the county. Each place has its own list of inhabitants with details of their occupations and the larger villages and towns have alphabetical lists of private individuals.
Also included is an excellent classified trades directory.
A comprehensive directory of the tradespeople of each place in the county along with wonderful descriptions of the local facilities such as churches, schools and hospitals.
Also included is a county-wide court directory (private residents and their addresses) plus a classified trades directory
A very comprehensive directory. The county section has a description of every place in the area along with lists of private residents and commercial traders. There is also a court directory which lists private individuals alphabetically plus a classified trades directory.
This book was kindly loaned to The Archive CD Books Project by the Family Record Centre (the PRO) in London.
A directory for any single town or city is always an absolute gem as the attention to detail is incredible.
This includes lists of just about everthing; streets, lanes, roads, terraces and even the names of each fishing boat. There is a very comprehensive street directory with the names of each householder, classified trades and private residents directories plus descriptions of public buildings such as schools and churches as well as a general description of the town itself.
Also included with Great Yarmouth are Gorleston and Southtown.
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 book for genealogists!
A comprehensive, late directory, full of information about every place in Norfolk. There are thousands of names contained within this directory each listed with the persons trade. For those researching Norwich there is the added benefit of a house by house, street directory.
A wonderfully comprehensive directory. Every town, village and hamlet is described in great detail with information about the churches, schools, hospitals and other institutionss plus important historical events.
Each place has its own lists of private residents and commercial traders. There is also a directory of private residents with the names and addresses of people across the coonty arranged alphabetically.
The final sectiion contains a classified trades directory which lists all of the types of trades and the people who performed them.
A typically comprehensive Kelly's directory from a very interesting period of history, being right in the middle of the Great War of 1914-18.
It starts with an excellent description and history of the county, with details of fairs and markets, parliamentary representation, county council officers, magistrates etc.
Following this are descriptions of every town, village and hamlet in the county, with lists of private residents and commercial traders in each place. The county town of Norwich also has a street by street, almost house by house directory of people, not just those with trades but ordinary private individuals too.
There is also a separate alphabetical list of private residents and their addresses throughout the county and a very comprehensive classified trades directory.
Also included is a beautiful map of the county.
Republished here in full-searchable electronic format is Kelly's Directory of Norfolk, which was published in 1933. Containing some 970 printed pages, Kelly's Directory, as the then editor correctly noted, was primarily a directory, but also served as the gazetteer for every county for which Kelly's Directory was published, and this Norfolk edition is no exception.
This directory, published with a revised large fold-out map, includes every parish and many of the postal villages in the county and provides a thorough topographical description of every town, parish, village and township, describing the principal buildings and geographical objects of interest in each. Great care is also taken in Kelly's treatment of the ecclesiastical divisions of the county with descriptions of all the churches, cathedrals the value of the livings, parochial incumbents and patrons. The same level of detail is provided for the 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 throughout the county.
Beginning with Acle and ending with Yelverton, for those who might be unfamiliar with a directory such as Kelly's the degree of information contained on each village can be gleaned from the description of just one of the places entered in the Towns and Villages section of the directory. The small hamlet of Frenze was described as being situated on the River of the same name, a branch of the Waveney, one mile north-east from Diss station on the London and North-Eastern railway. Situated in the Southern Division of the County, in the Diss Hundred and Petty Sessional and county Courts Districts of Diss, Frenze was also situated in the Depwade Rural District, Rural Deanery of Redenhall, Archdeaconry of Norwich and Diocese of Norwich. Frenze was formerly a parish, but by 1933 was united with Scole. An ancient church dedicated to St. Andrew was in rubble, but still contained the knave and bell and dedications to the Blennerhassett family dating from 1475. The Church was restored in 1900 and afforded 70 sittings. Parochial records for the church date from 1554. The living is a rectory with an annual value of £398 alternately the gift of Sir Edward Mann, Lord of the Manor and the Crown. The only building of note that stood here was Frenze Hall. Situated on the river the Hall was by 1933 demolished and replaced by farm buildings. The soil of Frenze was chiefly clay and gravel and the principal crops grown were wheat, barley and some pasture. Population at the time of the enumeration of the 1921 Census was a mere 46. The entry for Frenze is concluded by a list of the principal private residents and business in the parish,which number only four in total.
While Frenze was a very small hamlet within the county of Norfolk as a whole, the level of detail recorded here is typical throughout the directory and details for the the residents of the principal towns and cities of the county, such as Norwich, King's Lynn, and Yarmouth are much more extensive.
This edition of Kelly's Directory of Norfolk is prefaced by a topographical and geological description of the county and is concluded with an extensive alphabetical list of the county's chief residents and commercial interests, which could be found across the length and breadth of the county in 1933. In addition to these expected but key features of any useful directory this edition also includes some many pages of full and half-page advertisements, many containing useful sketches and photographs from the period.
For anyone with even the slightest interest in the residents, topography of descriptions of the county of Norfolk this fully-searchable 1933 edition of Kelly's Directory of Norfolk is not to be missed.
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