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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 norfolk leicestershire and rutland 1822 Pigot's Directory of Norfolk, Leicestershire and Rutland 1822. Three very rare directories on one CD.

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

Norfolk: Attleborough, Aylsham, Burnham Market, Cromer, Diss, Downham, East Dereham, Fakenham, Hingham, Holt, Lynn Regis, North Walsham, Norwich, Swaffham, Thetford, Walsingham, Watton, Wells, Wymondham and Yarmouth.

Leicestershire: Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Hinkley, Leicester, Loughborough, Lutterworth, Market Bosworth, Melton Mowbray and Mount Sorrel.

Rutland: Oakham, Uppingham and from Cambridgeshire Peterborough and Wisbeach. Ref 0517. Price £13.50
uppingham school roll Uppingham School Roll 1824-1913 and 1880-1921 (2 Volumes) Contains lists of masters, when they were appointed and which university was attended.

The lists of pupils show each pupils name, year of birth, fathers name and address, the dates they started and finished school and if known the date of their death.

Some of the earlier pupils have even more biographical information. Ref 0592 Price £22.50
pigots directory of leicestershire and rutland 1828 Pigot's Directory of Leicestershire and Rutland 1828-9 with map A very early and rare directory which covers the market towns and principal villages of the county but not the smaller villages and hamlets. The descriptions of each place are excellent with lots of details about schools, hospitals and other institutions plus detailed histories and directories of nobility, gentry, clergy and classified directories of tradespeople. Also included is an excellent county map.

The places included in this directory are; Ashby-de-la-Zouch and neighbourhood, Billesdon, Castle Donnington and Kegworth, Hallaton, Hinckley, Husbnds Bosworth, Leicester, Belgrave, Birstall, Blaby, Great Glen, Humberstone, Oadby, Scraptoft, Thurmaston, Thurnby, Whetstone, Loughborough, Quorndon, Sheepshead, Lutterworth, Bitteswell, Dunton, Great Claybrooke, Ullesthorpe, Market Bosworth, Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Melton Mowbray, Mount Sorrel with Barrow-upon-Soar and Wigston. Ref 0880 Price £14.50
pigots directory of leicestershire and rutland 1841 Pigot's Directory of Leicestershire and Rutland 1841 Lists every person in the county who owned Particularly useful as it was published just before the first census of 1841, and is an invaluable aid to tracking down those elusive ancestors as well as giving detailed information about the towns and villages in the county and each of the people with trades. Ref 0133 Price £14.50
whites history gazetteer and directory of leicestershire 1846 White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Leicestershire and the small County of Rutland 1846 Lists every person in the county who owned A fully-searchable CD-Rom containing more than 700 printed pages.

Includes surveys, historical, statistical and topographical descriptions of the area, alphabetical listings of residences, gentlemans seats, churches, chapels and patrons. Ref IE5034 Price £21.90
post office directory of leicestershire 1849 Post Office Directory of Leicestershire and Rutland 1849 An early and very comprehensive Post Office directory published by Kelly's.

Every place in the county is well described with details of schools, churches, hospitals etc. and directories of the traders there. Also included are a Court Directory of private residents, a classified trades directory and a beautiful map of Leicestershire and Rutland. Ref 1309 Price £14.50
Leicestershire and Rutland 1873 Return of Owners of Land Leicestershire and Rutland 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 0213-05 Price £11.50
post office directory of leicestershire and rutland 1876 Post Office Directory of Leicestershire and Rutland 1876 An excellent and very comprehensive directory. Every place is described in wonderful detail in the county directory and each place has a list of private residents and commercial traders. The court directory is an alphabetical list of private individuals, with their addresses throughout the county and there is also a classified trades directory with lists of trades and the people who performed them.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Family Record Centre Ref 9046 Price £18.50
whites directory of leicestershire and rutland 1877 White's Directory of Leicestershire and Rutland 1877 An extremely comprehensive county directory, typical of White's.

Covers the history of the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland in detail, and very extensive descriptions of each town and village, together with their facilities and all people with trades. Ref 0013 Price £18.50
kellys directory of leicestershire and rutland 1881 Kelly's Directory of Leicestershire and Rutland 1881 A typically comprehensive county directory of the period. Includes maps of both Leicestershire and Rutland in 1881.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by Paul Nix of Nottingham Ref 0046 Price £18.50
wrights directory of 24 miles around nottingham 1883 Wright's Directory of Nottingham, South Notts and 24 miles around Nottingham 1883. Includes Ilkeston and parts of Derbyshire and parts of Leicestershire.

An unusual directory in that it contains details of villages in more than one county, covering the whole of Nottingham (and what are now the suburbs), parts of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. Ref 0141 Price £18.50
wrights directory gazetteer and blue book of nottingham 1885 Wright's Directory, Gazetteer and Blue Book of Nottingham 1885. Includes the area ten miles around Nottingham market place.

Comprises of parts of Derbyshire and Leicestershire and the towns of Beeston, Hucknall Torkard, Long Eaton etc.

This directory includes a street by street listing of just about all householders in Nottingham, an alphabetical listing of people and finally a classified trades directory. The smaller surrounding places each have their own directory. Ref 1163 Price £18.50
wrights directory of 12 miles around nottingham 1888 Wright's Directory - 12 Miles Around Nottingham 1888. Includes Ilkeston, parts of Derbyshire and parts of Leicestershire.

An unusual directory containing details of villages in three counties but excluding the towns of Nottingham and Derby.

This directory contains excellent contemporary descriptions of each town and village, its services, and all of the people (with addresses) with trades. The book also has many pages of advestisements for various companies in the district. Ref 0010 Price £20.50
kellys directory of leicestershire and rutland 1912 Kelly's Directory of Leicestershire and Rutland 1912 By 1912 Kelly's produced a very special directory with much more detail. This one includes a section with a complete street by street and house by house directory of Leicester with all householders and of course a much more comprehensive county directory. Ref 0261 Price £18.50
kellys directory of leicestershire and rutland 1925 Kelly's Directory of Leicestershire and Rutland 1925 A typically comprehensive directory of Leicestershire and Rutland with the names and addresses of private residents and tradespeople in each town, village and hamlet. Leicester itself also has a suberb street by street directory. Ref 1006 Price £18.50
kellys directory of leicestershire and rutland 1928 Kelly's Directory of Leicestershire and Rutland 1928 Excellent historical background and facilities of each place, along with directories of private residents and tradespeople.

The city of Leicester has a very detailed street by street directory and there are also directories of private residents and classified trade for the whole of the two counties. Ref 0731 Price £27.50
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