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pigots directory of dorset 1830 Pigot's Directory of Dorset 1830. One of the earliest directories this one covers the whole of the county, with descriptions of all of the towns and main villages, churches, schools etc. and a listing of people with trades. A huge amount of early 19th century information for historians and genealogists. Ref 0215. Price £38.00
robsons directory of dorset 1839 Robson's Directory of Dorset 1839. Detailed directories of the major towns and villages with the names, address and occupations of their inhabitants. A fantastic resource for those looking for leads in the 1841 census. Ref 1319. Price £14.50
pigots directory of dorset 1842/4 Pigot's Directory of Dorset 1842/4. Surveyed in 1841, the same year as the first census. This directory contains good descriptions of all towns and main villages and the original 1842 map of Dorset. Ref 0217. Price £14.50
kellys directory of dorset and wiltshire 1849 Kelly's Directory of Dorset and Wiltshire 1849. A superb bi-county directory which will be of enormous help to those struggling to find ancestors in the 1851 census.

Each town, village and hamlet is described in detail with information about local history and civil amenities, plus directories of private residents and tradespeople. Also included is a court directory (private residents) and classified trades directories which cover the whole of Dorset and Wiltshire. Ref 9082. Price £18.50
harrod and co directory of dorset and wiltshire 1865 Harrod and Co. Directory of Dorset and Wiltshire 1865. Another bi-county postal and commercial directory.

More comprehensive than the Kelly's Directories of the period. An excellent county gazetteer and directory. Ref 0488. Price £18.50
dorset return of owners of land 1873 Dorset Return of Owners of Land 1873. Lists every person who owned 1 acre of land or more in Dorset. Includes name, place, extent of land and its value. Ref 0213-10. Price £13.50
kellys directory of dorset 1880 Kelly's Directory of Dorset 1880. Excellent descriptions of each places history and local facilities plus directories of private residents and tradespeople, an alphabetical list of private residents and tradespeople.

Kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Family Record Centre. Ref 9080. Price £18.50
kellys directory of dorset 1903 Kelly's Directory of Dorset 1903. By the early 1900s we start to see private residents included in the Kelly's Directories in addition to the classified trades directories and descriptions of towns, villages and facilities. Kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Family Record Centre. Ref 9022. Price £18.50
kellys directory of dorset 1920 Kelly's Directory of Dorset 1920. A comprehensive directory of Dorset. Each place has a description of its histor, details of local institutions, directories and tradespeople and directories of private residents. Ref 0979. Price £18.50
kellys directory of dorset 1927 Kelly's Directory of Dorset 1927. A typically comprehensive directory of Dorset. Wonderful descriptions of facilities and local history in every town, village and hamlet plus directories of tradespeople and private residents. Ref 0450. Price £18.50
kellys directory of dorset 1931 Kelly's Directory of Dorset 1931 with map. A comprehensive directory of private residents and tradespeople plus detailed descriptions of each place in the county of Dorset.

This historical directory also includes an excellent countywide directory of private residents, a classified trades directory and a wonderfully detailed county map. Ref 0859. Price £18.50
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