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The Universal Directory of Great Britain 1791 The Universal Directory of Great Britain - 1791 Our favourite directory. 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 1134hef Price £36.50
pigots directory of hampshire and isle of wight 1830 Pigot's Directory of Hampshire and Isle of Wight 1830. One of the earliest directories of Hampshire, 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 of interest to historians and genealogists. Ref 0216 Price £14.90
robsons directory of hampshire 1839 Robson's Directory of Hampshire 1839. Detailed directories of the major towns and villages with the names, addresses and occupations of their inhabitants. A fantastic resource, especially for those looking for leads in the 1841 census. Ref 1321 Price £14.50
pigots directory of hampshire 1844 Pigot's Directory of Hampshire 1844. Once part of a much larger book. A directory of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight complete with a high quality zoomable map. Ref 0218 Price £14.90
post office directory of hampshire 1849 Post Office Directory of Hampshire 1849. Each town, village and hamlet in Hampshire is described with details of local history, facilities and institutions to help you understand the lives of your ancestors. Each place has its own lists of private residents and tradespeople.

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

Kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Family Record Centre. Ref 9075 Price £18.50
post office directory of southampton 1853 Post Office Directory of the Borough of Southampton and its Neighbourhood 1853. A very rare and extremely useful specialist directory of Southampton and surrounding district in 1853 by Williams.

Kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Family Record Centre. Ref 9008 Price £18.50
whites directory of hampshire 1859 White's Directory of Hampshire 1859. White's directories are extremely comprehensive and useful for the period, and this one with 664 pages is no exception.

Included are lists of people and their addresses and trades for the whole county plus information of schools, banks, travel, postal services, goods, carriage, churches etc for each place. Ref 0021 Price £18.50
hampshire 1873 Return of Owners of Land Hampshire 1873 Return of Owners of Land. Lists every person in the county who owned 1 acre of land or more in Hampshire, with name, place, extent of land and its value. Ref 0213-30 Price £13.50
kellys county topography of hampshire Kelly's County Topography of Hampshire including the Isle of Wight 1875. Contains over 450 printed pages on a fully searchable CD-Rom with a plethora of fascinating local information on the area.

Ref IE5033 Price £18.90
whites history directory and gazetteer of hampshire 1878 White's History, Directory and gazetteer of Hampshire 1878. Whites directories are extremely comprehensive and useful for the period, and this one is no exception.

A large volume with tens of thousands of names, addresses, trades and occupations, and a comprehensive description of every place in the county with its history.

A tremendous resource for anyone with an interest in Hampshire or Hampshire ancestors. Ref 0974 Price £18.50
kellys directory of hampshire 1885 Kelly's Diectory of Hampshire 1885. Each place in the county is listed with a wonderful description of its history, topography and details of local institutions such as churches, schools and hospitals.

Of course each place also has its own directory of trades people and private residents with Portsmouth having its own street by street directory.

Also included are alphabetical and classified trades directories and a wonderful county map. Ref 0975 Price £18.50
kellys directory of hampshire 1889 Kelly's Diectory of Hampshire 1889. By the 1890s we start to see private residents included in the Kelly's directories in addition to the classified trade directory listings and the descriptions of each town and village with their facilities. county map. Ref 0976 Price £18.50
kellys directory of hampshire 1895 Kelly's Diectory of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight 1895. A very large and comprehensive directory with lists of private residents in each town and village as well as the Trade and Court Directories. The main towns have a house by house and street by street listing of every household.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Family Records Centre. Ref 9028 Price £18.50
kellys directory of southampton and neighbourhood 1902 Kelly's Diectory of Southampton and Neighbourhood 1902. Contains and excellent street by street directory of Southampton which lists heads of households and tradespeople, plus a directory of private residents and a classified trades directory. Please note that many smaller villages are included but they do not have street directories. Ref 0585 Price £22.50
kellys directory of hampshire 1911 Kelly's Diectory of Hampshire 1911. A really huge volume, includes private residents as well as those with trades, street directories, full alphabetical name lists etc. Good descriptions and histories of each place with details of amenities, churches, schools etc. Ref 0067 Price £18.50
kellys directory of hampshire 1920 Kelly's Diectory of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight 1920. A comprehensive directory of the county. Each place has a description of its history, details of local institutions and directories of tradespeople and private residents. Portsmouth has its own street by street directory. Ref 0977 Price £18.50
kellys directory of hampshire 1927 Kelly's Diectory of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight 1927. A huge county directory with over 1100 pages. Each place has a wonderful description plus directories of private residents and tradespeople.

Southampton and Portsmouth each have excellent street by street directories. Ref 0452 Price £18.50
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