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Mathews's 1793-4 - Bristol Directory Mathews's Directory of Bristol 1793-4. A superb and very early history and directory of the City of Bristol and its suburbs, including a wonderful street map.The directory itself is very comprehensive, heads of house holds are listed alphabetically by surname with their occupations and addresses. Many people with quite ordinary jobs are listed, such as lodging house keepers, builders, nursery men and brushmakers. Ref 0860. Price £11.90
Bristol Poll Book 1812 Bristol Poll Book 1812. A very rare resource, this is a list of all of those in Bristol who voted in the General Election of 1812 and whom they voted for.It also contains many letters to and from the various candidates. Ref 0734 Price £11.90
pigots directory of wiltshire and gloucestershire 1822 Pigot's Directory of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire 1822. Two very old directories on one CD.

Note that these directories include only the main towns and market towns, and not the villages in each county.

Wiltshire includes - Bradford, Calne, Chippenham, Devizes, Marlborough, Salisbury, Trowbridge, Warminster and Westbury.

Gloucestershire includes - Cheltenham, Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucester, Newent, Stroud Water, Tetbury, Tewkesbury and Wotton-under-Edge.

Ref 0516 Price £15.25
Bristol Poll Book 1830 Bristol Poll Book 1830. Lists every person entitled to vote in the general election of 1830.An immensely important source of early family history information for Bristol. Ref 0253 Price £11.90
Tewkesbury Elections Poll Books Poll Books for Tewkesbury Elections, 1832 and 1835. The ORIGINAL Poll Book, not just a transcription of voters, but the actual Returning Officers handwritten entries of every voter in the 1832 and 1835 elections plus their place of abode and the reason they qualified to vote. It also has a clear and easy to read transcription of the voters details in alphabetical order. The two poll books both on one CD make it a real gem. Ref 1151 Price £11.70
  Pigot's Directory of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire 1822. Two very rare directories on one CDNote that these directories include only the main towns and market towns, and not the villages in each county.Wiltshire: Bradford, Calne, Chippenham, Devizes, Marlborough, Salisbury, Trowbridge, Warminster, Westbury.Gloucestershire: Cheltenham, Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucester, Newent, Stroud Water, Tetbury, Tewkesbury, Wotton-under-Edge. Ref 0516 Price £11.90
Pigot's Directory of Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield 1825/6 Pigot's Directory of Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield 1825/6. An unusual Pigot's classified trade directory, that covers 6 major manufacturing towns in England. Ref 0208 Price £12.80
  Pigot's Directory of Gloucestershire 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. Everything from doctors to candle makers, dress makers working from home to chimney sweeps, butchers, bakers and bricklayers, etc. A huge amount of early 19th century information of interest to historians and genealogists.This county directory was purchased from a book dealer as a loose collection of unbound pages with no cover. Originally it would have been part of a combined county volume, and therefore when we finally obtained all of the other parts of the book (over a period of time from many different book dealers) we decided to reinstate it as you see illustrated here. Beautifully rebound in half leather, with hand made marbled paper and real gold leaf lettering and lining on the spine. Ref IE5071 Price £12.80
Robson's Directory of Gloucestershire 1839 Robson's Directory of Gloucestershire 1839. Detailed directories of the major towns and villages with the names, address and occupations of their inhabitants. A fantastic resource, especially for those looking for leads in the 1841 census. Ref 1320 Price £12.80
  Pigot's Directory of Gloucestershire 1842/4 Similar to the 1830 Pigots Directory but a little more comprehensive. Also includes the original 1842 map of Gloucestershire, scanned to a very high resolution so that you can zoom in to the finest detail.Ref 0362 Price £12.80
Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire 1863 Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire 1863 . One of the earliest of the comprehensive directories for Gloucestershire, having a much better survey of people than the earlier Pigot's directories. The Post Office Directories (published by Kelly's) set a new standard, and covered every place, right down to the smallest hamlet, with their residents and their trades. They include really excellent background information for your family's history by describing each of the places and their facilities. Ref 9034P Price £15.60
Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire 1870 Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire 1870 with map. A typically comprehensive directory which includes every town village and hamlet in the county, plus an excellent county map. Ref 0807 Price £15.60
Gloucestershire Return of Owners of Land 1873 Gloucestershire Return of Owners of Land 1873. Lists every person in the county who owned 1 acre of land or more, with name, place, extent of land and its value. Ref 0213-13 Price £11.70
Kelly's Directory of Bristol 1863 Kelly's Directory of Bristol 1863. An excellent street by street directory of the city with the names of the heads of households, an alphabetical court directory of private residents and a classified trades directory.As always with these directories there are wonderful descriptions of the local history, facilities and institutions which help you to visualise the world your ancestors lived in.Kindly loaned to the Project by the Family Record Centre (the PRO) in London. Ref 9067P Price £15.70
Post Office Directory of Bristol 1879 Post Office Directory of Bristol 1879. A superb and very comprehensive localised directory of Bristol & District. Includes those parts of Bristol in both Gloucestershire & Somerset. Clifton & Bedminster, etc. Ref 0404 Price £15.70
  Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire 1879. Covers the whole of the original Gloucestershire county area (excludes Bristol). This book was donated to the Gloucestershire Local Studies Library in Cinderford. Ref 0037 Price £15.50
Deacon's Court Guide, Gazetteer and royal Blue Book of gloucestershire 1880 Deacon's Court Guide, Gazetteer and Royal Blue Book of Gloucestershire 1880. This directory & gazetteer includes Bristol, and also Brislington, Bath (Somerset) Ref 1392 Price £15.60
Kelly's Directory of gloucestershire 1885 Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire 1885. A typically comprehensive Kelly's county directory.Includes a general description of the county, plus separate sections containing a Directory of places and their inhabitants, facilities, history, etc.; a private residents directory and a classified trades directory. Ref 1394 Price £15.60
J Wright & Co's Bristol & Clifton Directory 1886 J Wright & Co Bristol & Clifton Directory 1886. Incredibly comprehensive, the contents include;An excellent contemporary street map of the city; an alphabetical list of streets; a fabulous street by street directory with the names of the heads of households; an alphabetical list of people's names and addresses; a directory of detatched houses and villas with the owner's name (very unusal); a classified trades directory and lots of advertisments.This is one of the very best directories of Bristol and its suburbs that we have seen. Ref 0820 Price £15.60
Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire 1894 Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire 1894. A typically comprehensive Kelly's directory of the period. Covers the whole of the original Gloucetsershire area, excluding Bristol itself.This book was donated to the Gloucestershire Local Studies Library in Cinderford. Ref 0036 Price £15.60
Kelly's Directory of Bristol 1894 Kelly's Directory of Bristol 1894. Covers the whole of Bristol and surrounding places in Gloucestershire and Somerset.The City of Bristol has an excellent street by street directory which gives the name of the head of the household and their occupation, although many are listed by name only and these are private residents.There is also a directory of the neighbourhood of Bristol which includes; Abbot's Leigh, Long Ashton, Avonmouth, Bishopston, Bishopsworth, Brislington, Downend, Easton-in-Gordano, Fishponds, Frenchay, Hanham, Henbury, Horfield, Keynsham, Kingswood, Mangotsfield, Oldland, Pill, Portishead, Saint George, Shirreampton, Stapleton, Stoke Bishop and Westbury-on-Trym.Each of the suburbs has directories of private residents and tradespeople, plus excellent descriptions of the history and facilities of each place. Ref 0166 Price £15.60
Kelly's Directory of Bristol 1894 Kelly's Directory of the City of Bristol and its Neighbourhood 1894. Republished here on fully searchable CD rom, nearly 480 pages this is principally a street directory for the city of Bristol but as with all Kelly's directories it also serves as a gazetteer for the city of Bristol and the county.

For anyone with even the slightest interest in the residents and topography of the City of Bristol this CD is heartily recommended. Ref IE5031 Price £18.20
Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire and the City of Bristol 1897 Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire and the City of Bristol 1897 with map and plan. A superb combined directory of every town, village and hamlet in the county, plus the whole of the City of Bristol.Each place in the county has an excellent description of the services and amenities plus directories of private residents and those with trades plus a court directory of private residents and a classified trades directory.The Bristol section accounts for almost half of the entire book and includes a street by street directory of both traders and private householders. Also included are court and classified trades directories.The book includes both a county map of Gloucestershire and a superb street map of the City of Bristol. These have been scanned and are included, fully zoomable in PDF format, on the CD Ref 0808 Price £15.60
J Wright & Co's Directory of Bristol 1901 J Wright & Co's Directory of Bristol 1901. A book loaned to us from the Bristol Record Office. With the release of the 1901 census on fiche, they wanted this book scanned and released as a matter of urgency! So we did it. Fast. It acts as the perfect index to all households in Bristol and surrounding villages. There's a complete house by house, street by street listing of all households, and then a superb alphabetical name list (with address and occupation) of every householder. For good measure, there is also a complete classified trades directory too. This one is an absolute must for all those with Bristol ancestors. Find all of your families in one go, quickly and easily.(This CD can also be purchased at the Bristol Record Office). Ref 0639 Price £15.60
Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire 1902 Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire 1902. A very comprehensive directory indeed and incredibly useful to genealogists and family historians as it is so close to the 1901 census. Every place in the county, even the tiniest hamlet, is described in great detail with information about schools, hospitals, churches etc.Each town, village and hamlet has its own list of private individuals and commercial traders, plus there is an excellent alphabetical, county-wide court directory of private residents and also a classified trades directory. Ref 0751 Price £15.60
Kelly's Directory of Bristol 1906 Kelly's Directory of Bristol 1906 Covers the whole of Bristol and surrounding parts of Gloucestershire & Somerset with an excellent street by street directory which lists the names and addresses of tradespeople and private residents. With each street's name is the name of the parish which it was in.After the street directory is an alphabetical list of peoples' names and addresses in the Bristol and suburban area. There is no list of the suburbs covered but it would be safe to assume that most, if not all, of the places mentioned in the description of the 1894 directory are included here Ref 0167 Price £18.50
Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire 1910 with map Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire 1910 with map. Similar to the 1902 and 1906 directories. Ref 0809 Price £15.60
Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire 1923 Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire 1923. Each town, village and hamlet has its own facinating description of its history and public institutions, with directories of tradespeople and private residents in each place.As is usual with these directories there is a county wide directory of private residents and a classified trades directory. The copy of the book which we have scanned also included its original county map and that has been included on the CD too. Ref 0145 Price £15.60
Bristol, Cheltenham and Gloucester Trades Directory 1923-4 Bristol, Cheltenham and Gloucester Trades Directory 1923-4. People with trades and their addresses in three heavily populated Gloucestershire places. Ref 1001 Price £15.60
Stroud and Mid-Gloucester Directory 1926 Stroud and Mid-Gloucester Directory 1926. A wonderful local directory with details of people and their occupations in Stroud and villages within about a five mile radius of the town. These local directories really do help you to understand the areas in which your ancestors lived. Ref 0966 Price £12.80
Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire 1927 Kellys Directory of Gloucestershire 1927 with map. See the description of the 1923 drectory. Ref 0810 Price £15.50
Stroud and Mid-Gloucester Directory 1937-8 Stroud and Mid-Gloucester Directory 1937-8. A wonderful local directory with details of people and their occupations in Stroud and villages within about a five mile radius of the town. These local directories really do help you to understand the areas in which your ancestors lived.Ref 0965 Price £12.80
Kelly's Directory of Bristol and Suburbs 1938 Kelly's Directory of Bristol and Suburbs 1938. A huge directory of the city with more than 1400 pagesContains a superb street by street directory which by this time listed almost every head of household, their addresses and occupations. Also included is an alphabetical directory which makes finding your ancestor's address very easy indeed. At the end of the book is a comprehensive classified trades directory. Ref 0962 Price £15.60
Kellys Directory of Gloucestershire 1939 with map Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire 1939 with map. By this time Kelly's Directories were becoming very comprehensive indeed, see the description of the 1923 directory. Ref 0811 Price £15.60
The Universal Directory of Great Britain 1791 The Universal Directory of Great Britain - 1791 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." Ref 1134gls Price £36.50
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