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|Pigot's Directory of Cheshire and Staffordshire 1822.
Two very rare directories on one CD.
The first Pigot's directories for both counties including main towns and market towns but not villages.
Cheshire includes Altrincham, Chester, Congleton, Frodsham, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Malpas, Middlewich, Nantwich, Neston and Parkgate, Northwich, Runcorn, Sandbach and Stockport.
Staffordshire includes Abbots Bromley, Bilston and neighbourhood, Burton upon Trent, Cheadle, Eccleshall, Leek, Litchfield, Newcastle under Lyme, The Potteries, Rugeley, Stafford, Stone, Tamworth, Uttoxeter, Walsall, Wednesbury, Willenhall and Darleston and Wolverhampton. Ref 0515 Price £14.90
|Pigot's Directory of Shropshire 1828-9 (with map). A very early and rare trade directory which covers the market towns and principal villages of the county (Please note that smaller villages and hamlets are not included). The descriptions of each place are excellent with details about schools, hospitals, churches and other institutions plus detailed histories and directories of the nobility, gentry, clergy and classified directories of trades people. Also included is an excellent county map.The places included in this directory are;Bishop's Castle, Bridgenorth, Broseley and Madeley (with Coalbrooke-dale, Colport, Iron-Bridge and Benthall), Church Stretton, Cleobury Mortimer, Drayton, Ellesmere, Hales Owen, Ludlow, Newport, Oswestry and Whittington, Shifnall, Shrewsbury and Pontesbury, Wellington (with Wombridge and Wrockwardine), Wem and Prees, Wenlock, Whitchurch and Doddington. Ref 0883. Price £11.90|
|Shropshire, 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.Shropshire: 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 £11.90|
|Pigot's Directory of Shropshire 1844. One of the later and more comprehensive Pigot's county directories. Covers towns and villages in the county, with detailed information about each place, its churches, schools, institutions, etc. Lsts of people with trades, from the candle makers through to the doctors, etc. Ref 0096 Price £11.90|
Bagshaw's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Shropshire 1851.
This is one of the best reference aids for this county from this period.
The full title of this book gives an indication of its scope. History, Gazetteer and directory of Shropshire; comprising a general survey of the county with a variety of historical, statistical, topographical, commercial and agricultural information Showing the situation, extent, and population of all the towns, parishes, chapelries, townships, villages, hamlets and extra-parochial liberties;
A fully searchable CD rom containing more than 700 pages. One of the best directories of Shropshire and highly recommended for anyone with a historical or genealogical interest in the county. Ref IE5030 Price £22.80
|1863 Post Office Directory of Shropshire. By this date the Post Office Directories, published by Kelly's, were becoming much more comprehensive. Each town and village in the county was surveyed and the history and details of the faclities was published along with lists of private residents and commercial traders.Also included is a Court directory of private individuals and a classified trades directory.The book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by The Family Record Centre (The PRO) in London as part of our ongoing project to digitise all of their directories in order to make them more accessible and ease the pressure on these old and rare books. Ref 9052P Price £14.50|
|Kelly's Directory of Shropshire 1870. A very comprehensive directory with descriptions of all of the towns and villages in Shropshire.In the County directory you will find the places listed alphabetically with lists of residents and commercial traders. The Court directory has an alphabetical list of private individuals and there is also a classified trades directory which lists the types of occupations and the people who performed them.The book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by The Family Record Centre (The PRO) in London as part of our ongoing project to digitise *all* of their directories in order to make them more accessible and ease the pressure on these old and rare books. Ref 0649 Price £14.50|
|Shropshire 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 0213-28 Price £10.90|
|Kelly's Directory of Shropshire 1895. 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 0143S Price £14.50|
|Kelly's Directory of Shropshire 1909. 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 0315 Price £14.50|
|Kelly's Directory of Shropshire 1934 (with map) Typical of the 1930's period and one of the last county-wide Kelly's directories. In addition to the normal classified trade directory there are 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 0085 Price £14.70|
|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 1134sal Price £36.50|
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