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Pigot's 1826 Directory of Middlesex Pigot's 1826 Diectory of Middlesex and the Towns and Villages within 12 miles of London. This is one of the very first directories of Middlesex and is an incredibly rare book. The Archive CD Books Project was lucky to secure to partial directories and to be able to scan them and have them rebound as one complete directory.

The book is very different from the usual county directory because as well as Middlesex it also includes parts of Essex, Surrey, Kent and Hertfordshire. Each place has a very detailed description of the area, and lists of people and their trades, some addresses are also included.

Please note that the City of London is NOT included.

Included in the directory are:

Middlesex
Acton and East Acton, Bedfont, Ashford, Feltham and Stanwell, Bow, Bromley and Old Ford, Brentford, Camden Town, Chelsea, Chipping Barnet, East Barnet and Fryern Barnet, Chiswick, Turnham Green and Little Sutton, Clapton and High Hill Ferry, Ealing and Little Ealing, Edgware, Edmonton, Enfield, Finchley, Fulham, Parsons Green, Walham Green and North End, Greenford, Northolt, Hackney, Hammersmith, Hampstead, Hampton, Hampton Court, Hampton Wick and Hanworth, Hanwell, Harmondsworth, West Drayton, Sipson and Longford, Harrow, Hayes, Hendon, Highgate, Holloway, Homerton, Hornsey, Hounslow, Harlington, Cranford Bridge, Heston, Isleworth, Kensington, Gravel Pits, Notting Hill, Bayswater, Kentish town, Kilburn, Kingsland, Dalston, Shacklewell, Knightsbridge, Brompton, Lower Halliford, Shepperton, Pinner, Ponders End, Ruislip, Ickenham, Shepherd's Bush, Southgate, Winchmore Hill, Staines, Laleham, Littleton, Stamford Hill, Stanmore, Stoke Newington, Sunbury, Tottenham High Cross, Twickenham, Teddington, Uxbridge, Cowley, Great and Little Hillingdon, Wilsdon and Kingsbury.

Essex
Barking, East Ham, Chigwell, Chigwell row, Ilford, Leytonstone, Lewisham, Blackheath, Southend, Lee, Loughton, Low Leyton, Plaistow, Romford, Dagenham, Hare Street, Havering Atte Bower, Stratford, Waltham Abbey, High Beech, Wanstead, West Ha, Woodford and Chingford.

Surrey
Battersea, Brixton, Camberwell, Carshalton, Wallington, Clapham, Croydon, Beddington, Dulwich, Kingston, Ham, Mitcham, Mordon, Merton, Mortlake, Barnes, Norwood, Peckham, Putney, roehampton, Richmond, Petersham, Stockwell, Streatham, Sutton, Cheam, Tooting, Wimbledon.

Kent
Bexley, Blendon, Welling, East wickham, Bromley, Beckenham, The Crays, Chislehurst, Deptford, New Cross, Eltham, Greenwich, Woolwich, Charlton and Plumstead

Hertfordshire
Elstree, Waltham Cross
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1839 Pigot's Directory of Middlesex 1839 Pigot's Directory of Middlesex By the late 1830s the Pigot's directories were becoming more detailed. The one is 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.
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middlesex 1851 post office directory Middlesex 1851 Post Office (Kelly's) Directory Lists every person in the county who owned Once part of a larger volume "The Six Home Counties Post Office Directory".

This is one of the earliest directories published by Kelly's, and comes with a very detailed map of the county. The book lists all towns and villages (in alphabetical order), with their residents who have trades.
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London 1848 Post Office Directory London 1848 Post Office Directory Covers Central London and large parts of Middlesex, Surrey, Kent and Essex.

One of the very rare and sought after earlier directories. The Post Office directories were the fore-runners (and published by) Kelly's. They set the standard for a new type of directory.

The contents include:

The Official Directory, 80 pages of the names of persons holding situations under The Crown.

The Commercial and Professional directory, over 500 pages of peoples names, trades and addresses.

The Court directory, 80 pages of private individuals names and addresses.

The Parliamentary directory, 29 pages of details of the House of Peers and when those peerages were created, the Members of the House of Commons and the surnames of the Peers and Peeresses of the Realm and their eldest sons.

The Postal directory, 72 pages of details of the postal system for the whole of Britain.

The City directory, 2 pages of the names of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, Sherrifs and City Officers.

The Banking directory, 43 pages of details of banks and institutions.

The Assurance directory, over 50 pages of details of Assurance Companies, their trustees, directors and auditors.
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Six Home Counties 1851 Court and Trade Directory Six Home Counties 1851 Court and Trade Directory The ideal companion to the 1851 Post Office directory.

Contains the Court directory (well-off private residents), and the Classified Trades Directory - combined for the counties of Essex, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex, Kent and Hertfordshire.
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London Royal Blue Book 1860 London Royal Blue Book 1860 Contains a street by street directory of the more fashionable parts of Central London and an excellent alphabetical list of the people who lived there.

With well over 1000 pages this is an extremely comprehensive directory and the date of 1860 is important as it might provide an address to help you with searches in the 1861 census.
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1866 Middlesex Post Office Directory 1866 Middlesex Post Office Directory A typical early Kelly's county directory. The book lists all towns and villages (in alphabetical order) with their residents who have trades. A good county map is included.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Book Project by The Barnet Archives Office.

Note that this book was also published as the 1867 Post Office directory
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Middlesex 1873 Return of Owners of Land Middlesex 1873 Return of Owners of Land Lists every person who owned 1 acre of land or more in the county of Middlesex. Includes names, places, extent of land and value of land.
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1878 Middlesex Post Office Kellys Directory 1878 Post Office (Kelly's) Directory This Post Office directory, published by Kelly's, includes the County directory, Court directory and Classified Trades directory plus lots of advertisements.

This Post Office directory was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by the London Borough of Barnet Archives.
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1890 Kelly's Middlesex Directory Kelly's Directory of Middlesex 1890 A three part directory. Places in the county (in alphabetical order) with their inhabitants, both private residents and commercial, the Court directory, and the classified trades directory. Note, by this period the Metropolitan Boroughs are included in the London Suburban directories.

This directory was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by the London Borough of Barnet Archives.
Ref 083 Price £14.75
1898 Middlesex Kelly's Directory 1898 Middlesex Kelly's Directory An excellent resource for genealogists and family historians, especially as it falls close to 1901, and can be used as an aid to locate people in the census. This very comprehensive directory describes each place in the county in great detail with information about schools, churches, hospitals and other institutions.

Each town, village and hamlet has lists of private residents and commercial traders plus there is an excellent court directory (an alphabetical list of private individuals in the county) and a classified trades directory.

This directory was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by the London Borough of Barnet Archives.
Ref 0834 Price £14.75
Kelly's Directory of Middlesex 1926 Kelly's Directory of Middlesex 1926 An extremely comprehensive directory. Each town and village in the county is described in great detail with historical information, population data and descriptions of local services and amenities. Each place has a very large directory of private residents and their addresses plus local tradesmen with their occupation and address.

This is followed by a directory of private residents and their addresses covering more than 80 pages. Also included is an excellent classified trades directory.

This directory was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by the London Borough of Barnet Archives.
Ref 0838 Price £18.25
Kelly's Directory of Middlesex 1933 Kelly's Directory of Middlesex 1933 A typically comprehensive 1930's Kelly's directory this will be of immense value to social and family historians. It is laid out in the same way as the 1926 directory described above.

Using this directory in conjunction with the 1926 directory one can begin to appreciate the effects of The Great Depression of the late 1920's.

This directory was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by the London Borough of Barnet Archives.
Ref 0839 Price £18.25
Aubreys directory of middlesex 1931 Aubrey's Directory of Middlesex 1931 A very rare and unusual directory. It is puely a classified trade directory, organised by listing each place alphabetically, then each trade is listed with the names and addresses of each tradesman.

With 524 pages this book is far more comprehensive than the classified trade directories included in the Kelly's directories of this period.

This directory was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by the London Borough of Barnet Archives.
Ref 0841 Price £18.25
Kelly's Directory of Middlesex 1937 Kelly's Directory of Middlesex 1937 A typically comprehensive 1930's Kelly's directory this will be of immense value to social and family historians. It is laid out in the same way as the 1926 directory described above.

Using this directory in conjunction with the 1926 directory one can begin to appreciate the effects of The Great Depression of the late 1920's.

This directory was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by the London Borough of Barnet Archives.
Ref 0840 Price £18.25
Universal Directory of Great Britain 1791 The Universal Directory of Great Britain 1791. Our favourite directory.

Five volumes on one CD, the earliest directory of England and Wales and one of the most interesting. Ref 1134. Price £33.80
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