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.
Leicestershire: Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Hinckley, Leicester, Loughborough, Lutterworth, Market Bosworth, Melton Mowbray, Mount Sorrel.
Rutland: Oakham, Uppingham, plus Peterborough and Wisbeach (Cambridgeshire).
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.
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;
Ashby-de-la-Zouch and neighbourhood, Billesdon, Castle Donnington and Kegworth, Hallaton, Hinckley (with Earl Shilton, Higham-on-the-Hill and Stoke Golding), Husbnd's Bosworth, Leicester (with Ayleston, Belgrave, Birstall, Blaby, Great Glen, Humberstone, Oadby, Scraptoft, Thurmaston, Thurnby and Whetstone), Loughborough (with Quorndon and Sheepshead), Lutterworth (with Bitteswell, Dunton, Great Claybrooke and Ullesthorpe), Market Bosworth and neighbourhood, Market Harborough and Great Bowden, Melton Mowbray and neighbourhood, Mount Sorrel (with Barrow-upon-Soar), Wigston
Rutland: Oakham, Langham, Whissendale, Uppingham and barroden
We have had this book beautifully rebound in a traditional style, with real gold leaf lettering on the spine, and hand-made motted paper covered boards. It couldn't be more different from the loose collection of unbound pages when it first arrived from the book dealer.
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 and very comprehensive directory. Every place is described in wonderful detail in the county directory and each place has a list of private residents and commercial traders. The Court directory is an alphabetical list of private individuals, with their addresses, throughout the county and there is also a classified trades directory with lists of trades and the people who performed them
An extremely comprehensive county directory, typical of White's. Covers the history of the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland in detail, and very extensive descriptions of each town and village, together with their facilities and all people with trades.
A book loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by Paul Nix of Nottingham.
A typically comprehensive county directory of the period. Includes maps of both Leicestershire and Rutland in 1881
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 Leicester 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 Leicestershire and Rutland with the names and addresses of private residents and tradespeople in each town, village and hamlet. Leicester itself also has a superb street by street directory.
Excellent historical background and details of the instituions and facilities of each place, along with directories of private residents and tradespeople. The City of Leicester also has a very detailed street by street directory.
There are also directories of private residents and classified trade for the whole of the two counties, plus a very good map.
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