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Universal Directory of Great Britain 1791 The Universal Directory of Great Britain 1791. Our favourite directory.

Five volumes on one CD, the earliest directory of England and Wales and one of the most interesting. Ref 1134. Price £33.80
pigots directory of cornwall 1830 Pigot's Directory of Cornwall 1830 One of the earliest directories covering the whole of the county with descriptions of all the towns and main villages, churches, schools etc. and a listing of people with trades. Ref IE5068 Price £15.30
robsons directory of cornwall 1839 Robson's Directory of Cornwall 1839. Contains detailed directories of the major towns and villages with the names, addresses and occupations of their inhabitants. A useful resource for those looking for leads in the 1841 census. Ref 1317 Price £15.50
pigots directory of cornwall 1844 Pigot's Directory of Cornwall 1844. Once part of a much larger book this directory comes complete with a high quality zoomable map. Ref 0224 Price £15.50
post office directory of cornwall 1856

Post Office Directory of Cornwall 1856. Each town, village and hamlet in the county of Cornwall is described with details of local history, facilities and institutions. Each place also has its own lists of private residents and tradespeople.

There are also separate countywide directories of private residents and classified trades.

One section gives interesting information regarding mines in Cornwall and Devon.

Ref 9072 Price £18.50

1873 return of owners of land cornwall 1873 Return of Owners of Land - Cornwall. Lists every person in the county of Cornwall who owned 1 acre of land or more, with name, place, extent of land and its value. Ref 0213-06 Price £13.60
kellys directory of cornwall 1893 Kelly's Directory of Cornwall 1893. By this time Kelly's directories had become much more comprehensive.

This directory is a wonderful resource for historians and genealogists, it includes every town, village and hamlet in the county of Cornwall, with details of facilities, churches, schools etc. Lists of residents, not just those with trades, although not every household is included, and a superb trades directory.

Kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Family Records Centre. Ref 9009 Price £18.90
kellys directory of cornwall 1910 Kelly's Directory of Cornwall 1910. A very large directory which contains details about history and institutions for each place in the directory.

Regardless of whether or not your ancestor is listed in this directory it is fascinating to read about the things that would have mattered to them. Their churches, schools, hospitals, where and who they would have bought things from. Real local history, real family history Ref 1020 Price £19.50
kellys directory of cornwall 1914 Kelly's Directory of Cornwall 1914. An excellent full county directory of Cornwall, with the survey having been taken just before the First World War.

Includes a large colour map of Cornwall and a street plan of Penzance. Ref 1396 Price £18.90
kellys directory of cornwall 1939 Kelly's Directory of Cornwall 1939. As with all of the county directories this is packed with adverts for businesses across the county. It also has a large pull out map of the county of Cornwall so that you can see exactly where your ancestors were living. There are detailed descriptions of each town and village along with their facilities, private residents, tradespeople etc. It also contains a comprehensive trade directory and interesting geographical information. Ref 1076 Price £18.90
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