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pigots directory of devon 1830 Pigot's Directory of Devon 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 IE5069 Price £15.30
robsons directory of devon 1839 Robson's Directory of Devon 1839 Detailed directories of major towns and villages in Devon with names, addresses and occupations of the inhabitants. A fantastic resource, especially for those looking for leads in the 1841 census. Ref 1318 Price £15.30
pigots directory of devon 1844 Pigot's Directory of Devon 1844 Once part of a much larger directory this Devon directory includes a high quality zoomable map. Ref 0233 Price £15.30
torquay directory and torquay advertiser 1845 Torquay Directory and Torquay General Advertiser 1845-1846 A set of newspapers for Torquay but with a major difference. Not only are there letters, local news articles, advertisements and weather reports, but also an invaluable local listing of residents, house by house and street by street. The directory listing appears in many issues and is updated in each one. The newspapers cover almost 30 issues between November 1845 and December 1846. Ref 1073 Price £14.50
whites history gazetteer and directory of devon 1850 White's History, Gazetteer and directory of Devon 1850 Typically comprehensive for a White's Directory. Excellent history of the county of Devon and each town, with lots of detail about each place to add to your own research. Very comprehensive listing of all people with trades.

Of the early directories White's are considered the best by many people. Ref 0290 Price £18.50
Devon 1873 Return of Owners of Land Devon 1873 Return of Owners of Land. Lists every person in the county who owned 1 acre of land or more, with name, place, extent of land and its value. Ref 0213-09 Price £11.50
whites history gazetteer and directory of devon 1878 White's History, Gazetteer and directory of Devon 1878 Typically comprehensive for a White's Directory which contains a huge amount of historical and topographical information about the county of Devon and all of its towns, villages and hamlets.

This type of directory is crucial if you wish to understand how and where your ancestors lived. Ref 1009 Price £18.50
deacons court guide and gazetteer of devon 1882 Deacon's Court Guide and Gazetteer of Devon 1882 According to the preface: Deacon's Court Guide, Gazetteer and Blue Book: a fashionable register and general survey of Devonshire embracing the whole of the towns in the Eastern Division of the county.

From the Northern Division, Appledore, Bampton, Barnstaple, Bideford, Chumleigh, Crediton, Great Torrington, Ilfracombe, South Molton and Tiverton.

In the Southern Division, Buckfastleigh, Dartmouth, Okehampton, Tavistock and Totnes.

Including Plymouth, Stonehouse, Devonport, Torquay and the city of Exeter.

Listing people by area and by office this book contains the names of professional and noble classes. Like a trades directory it usually gives the persons full address too. Ref 1268 Price £24.50
kellys directory of devon 1893 Kelly's Directory of Devon 1893 By this time we start to see private residents included in the Kelly's directories in addition to the classified trade directory listings and descriptions and facilities in each town and village. This is a particularly important and useful directory for those with Devon ancestors.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Family Record Centre. Ref 9021 Price £18.50
Kelly's Directory of Devon 1910 Kelly's Directory of Devon 1910 A very large book which contains details about the history and institutions of each place in the county of Devon. Plymouth has its own street by street, almost house by house, directory of heads of households. Ref 1019 Price £19.50
Kelly's Directory of Devon 1914 Kelly's Directory of Devon 1914 An excellent full county directory of Devon, with the survey taken just before the First World War. Ref 1391 Price £18.50
Kelly's Directory of Devon 1923 Kelly's Directory of Devon 1923 An excellent and very comprehensive directory. Each town, village and hamlet in the county is described in detail with information about the churches, schools, hospitals and other institutions. Each place has lists of private residents and tradesmen. A countywide directory of private residents is included together with a map. Ref 0175 Price £23.50
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