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."
This is the very first Staffordshire directory. (Apart from two earlier local directories covering the Potteries district only)
Covering the southern part of the county, it is a superb and essential resource for genealogists and historians.
This very rare book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by Sandwell Record Office.
Two very rare directories on one CD
The first Pigot's county directories for each of Cheshire and Staffordshire.
Note that these directories include only the main towns and market towns, and not the villages in each county.
Cheshire: Altrincham, Chester, Congleton, Frodsham, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Malpas, Middlewich, Nantwich, Neston & Parkgate, Northwich, Runcorn, Sandbach, Stockport,.
Staffordshire: Abbots Bromley, Bilston and neighbourhood, Burton upon Trent, Cheadle, Eccleshall, Leek, Litchfield, Newcastle under Lyme, The Potteries, Rugeley, Stafford, Stone, Tamworth, Uttoxeter, Walsall, Wednesbury, Willenhall & Darleston, Wolverhampton.
The first of the more comprehensive directories by Pigot & Co. for Staffordshire, and which includes the smaller villages with their residents having trades. (Some of the tinier villages are grouped in with the nearest large town or village).
This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by Sandwell Record Office.
Typical of the White's directories this is a comprehensive (and very large) with excellent descriptions of each place in the county, its facilities in 1834 and its history. Many thousands of people listed with their trades and occupations.
When the Staffordshire directories were offered on loan to the Archive CD Books Project from the Sandwell Record Office, this was the one that was the "must have it" book. The early White's directories are that good!
An excellent early county directory, before the first census of 1842, thus making it very valuable to the family history researcher. Gives good descriptions of the towns and main villages and their facilities, churches, schools, and institutions, etc. together with lists of all the people with trades.
By this period, the Pigot's directories were becoming much more comprehensive.
Typical of the excellent White's Directories, this one includes a comprehensive history of the county and its places in addition to the Directory.
A very large and particularly comprehensive directory that will be invaluable to genealogists and historians.
A superb directory of tradesmen in the Black Country. The places covered are as follows:
Wolverhampton, Bilston, Bloxwich, Brierley Hill, Bromsgrove, Cradley Heath, Darlaston, Dudley, Halesowen, Handsworth, Kinver, Kingswinford, Moxley, Netherton, Oldbury, Old Swinford, Pesnett, Redditch, Rowley Regis, Sedgley, Smethwick, Soho, Stourbridge, Tipton, Walsall, Wednesbury, Wednesfield, West Bromwich and Willenhall.
The book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by Sandwell Record Office.
A very comprehensive account of the towns, villages and hamlets of Staffordshire with lists of people and their occupations plus details of private residents iand their addresses in the larger towns and villages.
A map of the county in 1868 is an added bonus!
An incredibly comprehensive directory. Descriptions of every place in the county with lists of private residents and commercial traders in each town, village and hamlet.
There is also a court directory with an alphabetical list of private individuals and their addresses plus a classified trdes directory.
This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by The Sandwell 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.
A fabulously comprehensive directory of the county of Staffordshire. Each town, village and hamlet is described in great detail, with information about the schools, churches and hospitals etc in each place. Each place has a commercial directory, which lists people and their occupations, and the vast majority also have a list of private residents with their addresses.
There is also a Court Directory (50 pages) with an alphabetical list of the names and addresses of private residents plus a Trades Directory (550 pages) with lists of occupations, not just 'professional' people but farmers, shopkeepers, painters and bricklayers as well.
Not just the town but the entire county of Staffordshire. A detailed description of each and every place and the traders who worked there. There are also sections devoted to private residents of the larger towns so this is an extremely important resource for genealogists, with the date being only a year before the 1901 census
This book was kindly loaned to The Archive CD Books Project by The Family Records Centre (the PRO) in London
A huge 953 page directory of Staffordshire. The first section lists places in alphabetical order with a detailed description of its history, character and local facilities such as its churches and schools. Each place has at the very least a commercial directory which lists peoples' names along with their occupations and most places have a list of private residents as well.
There then follows a directory of private residents, alphabetically listed by surname with their addresses, and a massive trade directory which lists all types of occupations and the people who undertook them.
Also included is a map of the county in 1912.
Another massive 1027 page dierctory. Includes place in alphabetical order with a detailed description of its history, character and local facilities such as its churches and schools. Each place has at the very least a commercial directory which lists peoples' names along with their occupations and most places have a list of private residents as well.
A huge directory covering Staffordshire in 1940.
Includes places in alphabetical order with a description of its history, character and local facilities such as its churches and schools. Each place has at the very least a commercial directory which lists peoples' names along with their occupations and most places have a list of private residents as well.
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