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the derby school register 1570 to 1901 The Derby School Register 1570-1901.

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pigots directory of derbyshire lincolnshire and nottinghamshire 1822 Pigot's Directory of Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire 1822. Three books on one CD. This is a very early example of Pigot's famous Trade Directories. Each county volume contains lists of individual traders and their occupations in the major towns (not, unfortunately, the smaller villages and hamlets). Each of the towns are described in fine detail with information about schools, churches, local industries.

Towns covered are:

DERBYSHIRE - Alfreton, Ashbourne, Bakewell, Belper, Buxton, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chesterfield, Derby, Tideswell and Wirksworth.

LINCOLNSHIRE - Alford, Barton upon Humber, Boston, Bourne, Brigg, Burgh, Caistor, Falkingham, Gainsborough, Grantham, Grimsby, Holbeach, Horncastle, Lincoln, Louth, Market Deeping, Market Rasen, Sleaford, Spalding, Spilsby, Stamford, Tattershall, Wainfleet and Wragby.

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE - Bingham, Mansfield, Newark upon Trent, Nottingham, Southwell, Tuxford and Worksop.

Ref 0521. Price £14.50
pigots directory of derbyshire 1828 Pigot's Directory of Derbyshire 1828-9. A very rare and early directory which covers the market towns and principal villages in Derbyshire but not the smaller villages. The descriptions 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. Ref 0878. Price £14.50
glovers directory of derbyshire 1829 Glover's Directory of Derbyshire 1829. Considering its very early date this directory is incredibly comprehensive. Each town village and hamlet has its own directory of individuals with large numbers of farmers, labourers etc.

Derby itself also has an alphabetical lists of those with trades, even those such as gardeners and builders. Ref 0857. Price £18.50
pigots directory of derbyshire 1831 Pigot's Directory of Derbyshire 1831. One of the earliest Pigot's directories. Ref 0132. Price £14.90
pigots directory of derbyshire 1835 Pigot's Directory of Derbyshire 1835. This Pigot's directory could help you locate your Derbyshire ancestors in the 1841 census. Ref 0304. Price £14.90
whites 1849 general directory of sheffield White's 1849 General Directory of the Town and Borough of Sheffield within twelve miles. William White's county directories are famous for their incredibly detailed descriptions of places and superb directories of almost every person, from gardener to gentleman. The more specialised local directories he produced, such as this one, are even better, cramming in even more detail.

Conveniently dated just before the 1851 census this directory covers an area roughly twelve miles around Sheffield, including Rotherham, Chesterfield and dozens of villages in Derbyshire.
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whites directory of sheffield and district 1852 White's Directory of Sheffield and District 1852. This localised directory covers the towns, parishes and villages within a 20 mile radius of Sheffield.

Includes: Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Worksop, Bawtry, Tickhill, Penistone, Chesterfield, Matlock, Alfreton, Bakewell, Tideswell, Chatsworth, Haddon, Bolsover, Welbeck, Clumber, and more than 800 hamlets in the counties of Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Ref 0347. Price £18.50
history gazetteer and directory of derbyshire 1857 History, Gazetteer and Directory of Derbyshire 1857 - F White. This is one of the most comprehensive directories ever produced for Derbyshire. 996 pages in total.

The main part of the directory covers extensive descriptions of each town and village, together with its history, facilities, churches, schools, unions etc. and of course complete listings of persons with trades. Not just commercial businesses but thousands of farmers, bricklayers, dressmakers etc.

The first part of the book is devoted to a very detailed history and description of the county, with topographical, commercial and agricultural information, mineral resources and production, public institutions, charities, magistrates, public officers and the seats of nobility and gentry. Ref 0552. Price £18.50
morris and co directory of nottinghamshire 1869 Morris and Co. Directory of Nottinghamshire 1869. With Grantham, Chesterfield and Gainsborough.

A large thick book which, to maintain a high quality image is produced as a 2 CD set.

Kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Brewhouse Yard Museum. Ref 0033. Price £23.10
Derbyshire 1873 Return of Owners of Land Derbyshire 1873 Return of Owners of Land. Lists every person in the county who owned 1 acre of land or more in Derbyshire, with name, place, extent of land and its value. Ref 0213-05 Price £11.50
post office directory of derbyshire 1876 Post Office Directory of Derbyshire 1876 with map. A very comprehensive directory. Each town, village and hamlet is described in great detail with information about their histories and facilities plus commercial traders.

There is also a Court Directory containing the names and addresses of private individuals in the county plus a classified trades directory. Ref 0741. Price £18.50
kellys directory of derbyshire 1881 Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire 1881. A typically comprehensive county directory of the period.

This historical directory was loaned to the Archive CD Books project by Paul Nix of Nottingham. Ref 0044. Price £18.50
wrights directory of 24 miles around nottingham 1883 Wright's Directory of Nottingham, South Notts and 24 miles around Nottingham 1883. Includes Ilkeston and parts of Derbyshire and parts of Leicestershire.

An unusual directory in that it contains details of villages in more than one county, covering the whole of Nottingham (and what are now the suburbs), parts of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. Ref 0141 Price £18.50
wrights directory gazetteer and blue book of nottingham 1885 Wright's Directory, Gazetteer and Blue Book of Nottingham 1885. Includes the area ten miles around Nottingham market place.

Comprises of parts of Derbyshire and Leicestershire and the towns of Beeston, Hucknall Torkard, Long Eaton etc.

This directory includes a street by street listing of just about all householders in Nottingham, an alphabetical listing of people and finally a classified trades directory. The smaller surrounding places each have their own directory. Ref 1163 Price £18.50
wrights directory of 12 miles around nottingham 1888 Wright's Directory - 12 Miles Around Nottingham 1888. Includes Ilkeston, parts of Derbyshire and parts of Leicestershire.

An unusual directory containing details of villages in three counties but excluding the towns of Nottingham and Derby.

This directory contains excellent contemporary descriptions of each town and village, its services, and all of the people (with addresses) with trades. The book also has many pages of advestisements for various companies in the district. Ref 0010 Price £20.50
bulmers history topography and directory of derbyshire 1895 Bulmer's History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire 1895 . One of the most comprehensive Victorian directories of Derbyshire. It begins with a general history of the county, and then for each place we see a detailed history, a description (including churches, schools and other facilities), followed by a list of people and their trades.

The directory for Derby is particularly comprehensive, with an alphabetical listing of householders (not just those with trades). Ref 1126. Price £18.50
kellys directory of derbyshire 1895 Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire 1895. By this date, the Kelly's directories were becoming more comprehensive, and include street directories with private residents listings for the major towns. Ref 0113. Price £18.50
kellys directory of derbyshire 1912 Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire 1912. By 1912 we have a very special directory with much more detail.

This Kelly's directory of Derbyshire includes a section with a complete street by street, house by house directory of Derby with all householders and a much more comprehensive county directory. Ref 0260. Price £18.50
kellys directory of derbyshire 1925 Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire 1925. A typically comprehensive directory of Derbyshire with the names and addresses of private residents and tradespeople in each town, village and hamlet. Derby itself also has a superb street by street directory. Ref 1004. Price £18.50
kellys directory of derbyshire 1932 Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire 1932. A huge 1027 page volume with an excellent county map. The CD contains a description of every place in the county with lists of private residents and people with trades. There is also a countywide directory of private residents and a classified trades directory. Ref 0644. Price £23.00
kellys directory of derbyshire 1941 Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire 1941. A huge directory of each place in the county with the names and addresses of tradespeople and heads of households. The City of Derby has a superb very comprehensive street by street directory. Ref 0476. Price £18.50
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