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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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 Oxfordshire. This publication contains 96 printed pages, of which 32 are a directory of Oxfordshire.
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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Once a part of a much larger book. The Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire 1844 directory, and comes complete with a high quality zoomable map.
The Post Office Directories were the fore-runners of (and published by) Kelly & Co. Directories.
This excellent county directory comes with its original 1847 map of the county, that you can zoom in and in to the finest detail.
A special combined edition of all of the above six county Post Office Directories (they are available separately at £11.50 each, or as this combined set at £35.25).
The first major directory of Oxfordshire. Printed and published by Robert Gardner for subscribers only.
Far more comprehensive than any of the earlier directories, and also including an excellent history of the county.
This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by the Oxfordshire County Record Office.
Post Office directories were the fore-runners of the Kelly's directories, (and published by Kelly's). A usual, this one contains three directories in one. A County Directory of places and inhabitants with trades, descriptions of facilities, etc; a Court Directory; and a Classified Trades Directory. Includes an 1864 map of the county.
Three directories in one. A county directory & gazetteer with descriptions and facilities in each town and village, plus lists of names of traders in each; a Court Directory, and a Classified Trades Directory. Includes an excellent 1869 map of the county.
This book has now been donated to the Oxfordshire County Record Office.
Lists every person in the county who owned 1 acre of land or more, with name, place, extent of land and its value.
The directory lists people with their name, address and trade. It also gives interesting information about every village and town in the county. It's easy to locate your ancestors using this directory if they lived in Oxfordshire in 1876.
A thorough description of the local history and facilities in each place, plus directories of private residents and traders.
The city of Oxford also has a superb street by street directory which names heads of households and shows their occupations
A typical late directory, descriptions of every place and its facilities plus comprehensive listings of residents with trades.
A typically comprehensive Kelly's county directory.
Includes a general description of the county, plus separate sections containing a Directory of places and their inhabitants, facilities, history, etc.; a private residents directory and a classified trades directory.
Includes a really excellent section on Oxford, with a complete house by house, street by street directory.
Republished here in full-searchable digital format is the 11th edition of Kelly's Directory of Oxfordshire, which was published in 1924. Containing some 550 printed pages, Kelly's Directory, as the then editor, A. Lindsay Kelly correctly noted, was primarily a directory, but also served as the gazetteer for every county for which Kelly's Directory was published, and this Oxfordshire edition is no exception. Importantly this edition contains the detailed county map included with the book.
The directory includes every parish 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 Oxfordshire's Hundreds, Unions, county court districts fairs, markets as well as communications such as rail and post throughout the county.
Beginning with Adderbury and ending with Yelford, 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 the first entry in the Towns and Villages section of the directory. Adderbury is described as a parish containing the villages of East and West Adderbury and the chapelry of Milton. Of Adderbury East, Kelly's records its geographical extent and location, its ancient church of St. Mary's with its clock and eight bells. Details of the chancel, altar and memorial dedications within the church are also described in some detail. The living was stated to be the gift of New College, Oxford and with the vicarage was valued at some £330 per annum. Historically, Adderbury was recorded as being intimately linked with the Wilmot family since the reign of Charles I when Henry Wilmont, son of Sir Charles Wilmot, Viscount Athlone, was created Lord Wilmot of Adderbury and later the Earl of Rochester. Kelly's also describes the ancient Manor House built by the Bustard family and the annual court leet held by Arthur Stockton, Lord of the Manor of Adderbury. Kelly's entry for Adderbury is concluded with a list of the principal residents and commercial interests. While Adderbury is a relatively small hamlet within the county of Oxforshire as a whole, the level of detail recorded here is typical throughout the directory.
This edition of Kelly's Directory of Oxfordshire is concluded by an extensive alphabetical list of the county's chief residents and commercial interests that could be found across the length and breadth of Oxfordshire in 1924. In addition to these expected but key features of any useful directory are usually some unexpected bonuses. In this instance Kelly's offers the reproduction of an ancient map of the county as well as an updated coloured map and a revised description of the county's geology.
For anyone with even the slightest interest in the residents, topography of descriptions of the county of Oxfordshire this fully-searchable 1924 edition of Kelly's Directory of Oxfordshire is heartily recommended.
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Huge pull out map of Oxfordshire.
These late directories are comprehensive and thoroughly indexed. Contains detailed descriptions of each place in the county and lists the private residents and trades people. This CD provides a quick and easy way to locate ancestors living in Oxfordshire and to learn more about the lives they must have led from their surroundings.
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