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Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire Pigot's Directory 1822 Herefordshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire 1822 Pigot's Directory. Three very rare directories on one CDNote that these directories include only the main towns and market towns, and not the villages in each county.Herefordshire: Bishop's Castle, Bridgenorth, Broseley (including Coalbrook-Dale, Coalport, Iron-Bridge and Madeley), Church Stretton, Cleobury Mortimer, Drayton (Market Drayton), Ellesmere, Hales Owen, Ludlow, Newport, Oswestry, Shiffnal, Shrewsbury, Wellington, Wem, Wenlock, Whitchurch.Herefordshire: Bromyard, Hereford, Kington, Ledbury, Leominster, Ross.Worcestershire: Bewdley, Bromsgrove, Dudley, Kidderminster, Redditch, Stourbridge, Stourport, Worcester. Ref 0518s Price £11.50
Herefordshire 1830 Pigots Directory Herefordshire 1830 Pigot's Directory. 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 0268 Price £11.90
Herefordshire 1835 Pigot's Directory Herefordshire 1835 Pigot's Directory. An excellent little early county directory typical of Pigot's.Note that the Ross-on-Wye neighbourhood also includes parts of Gloucestershire such as Mitcheldean.


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Ref 0083 Price £12.90
Herefordshire 1842/4 Pigots Directory Herefordshire 1842/4 Pigot's Directory. Similar to the above, but a little more comprehensive. Also includes the original 1842 map of Herefordshire, scanned to a very high resolution so that you can zoom in to the finest detail. Ref 0360 Price £12.90
Herefordshire 1858 Cassey's Directory Herefordshire 1858 Cassey's Directory. A superb history, directory and gazetteer which includes details of every town, village and hamlet in the county.The detailed histories of each place help you to understand how your ancestors might have lived and the directories are very strong on ordinary people such as farmers, bricklayers and gardeners. Ref 0332 Price £14.80
Herefordshire 1873 Return of Owners of Land Herefordshire 1873 Return of Owners of Land. Lists every person in the county who owned 1 acre of land or more in Herefordshire, with name, place, extent of land and its value. Ref 0213-14 Price £13.50
Post Office Directory of Herefordshire 1863 Post Office Directory of Herefordshire 1863 Very similar in content to the 1879 directory described below.It is quite fascinating to compare directories to see how places changed over the years with new people appearing, others moving from one village to another and new institutions like churches, hospitals and schools being built.Kindly loaned to the Project by the Family Record Centre (the PRO) in London.Ref 9070P Price £15.60
Post Office Directory of Herefordshire 1879 Post Office Directory of Herefordshire 1879. Nearly 320 printed pages on a fully-searchable CD-Rom. Each town, village and hamlet in the county 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 county wide directories of private residents and classified trades. Ref IE5057 Price £18.70
Herefordshire 1895 Kelly's Directory Herefordshire 1895 Kelly's Directory A comprehensive directory of the tradespeople of each place in the county along with wonderful descriptions of the local facilities such as churches, schools and hospitals.Also included is a county-wide court directory (private residents and their addresses) plus a classified trades directory. Ref 0144 Price £14.70
Jakeman & Carver's Directory and Gazetteer of Herefordshire 1902 Jakeman & Carver's Directory and Gazetteer of Herefordshire 1902. Much better than an average Kelly's or Post Office Directory, this is more like the famous 19th century White's directoriesAn extremely comprehensive county directory with masses of historical and topographical information plus lists of private residents and traders in each place. Ref 0964 Price £18.20
Herefordshire 1909 Kelly's Directory Herefordshire 1909 Kelly's Directory. A comprehensive directory of the tradespeople of each place in the county along with wonderful descriptions of the local facilities such as churches, schools and hospitals.Also included is a county-wide court directory (private residents and their addresses) plus a classified trades directory. Ref 0314 Price £14.50
Kelly's Directory of Herefordshire 1913 Kelly's Directory of Herefordshire 1913. A comprehensive directory of the tradespeople of each place in the county along with wonderful descriptions of the local facilities such as churches, schools and hospitals. Also included is a county-wide court directory (private residents and their addresses) plus a classified trades directory Ref 1109 Price £14.50
Herefordshire 1934 Kelly's Directory (with map) Herefordshire 1934 Kelly's Directory (with map). Typical of the 1930's period and one of the last county-wide Kelly's directories. Very comprehensive indeed, and for the towns and city of Hereford, a complete street by street, house by house listing of householders, in addition to the normal classified trade directory. Contains excellent descriptions and some history of each town and village. This is the book to track down the whereabouts of your grandparents and great grandparents and their related families. Ref 0084 Price £14.50
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 1134hef Price £36.50
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