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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
mathews new history of bristol 1793 Mathew's 1793-4 New History of Bristol or Complete Guide and Bristol Directory A superb and very early history and directory of the City of Bristol and its suburbs including a wonderful street map.

The directory itself is very comprehensive, heads of household are listed alphabetically by surname with their occupations and addresses. Many people with quite ordinary jobs are listed such as builders and brushmakers. Ref 0860 Price 14.50
bristol poll book 1812 Bristol Poll Book 1812 A very rare resource, this is a list of all those who voted in the general election of 1812 and who they voted for.

It also contains letters to and from the various candidates. Ref 0734 Price 14.50
pigots directory of somerset and bristol 1822 Pigot's Directory of Somerset and Bristol 1822 An incredibly rare directory.

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

Contents: Bath, Bridgewater, Bristol, Bruton, Chard, Crewkerne, Frome, Glastonbury, Ilchester, Ilminster, Langport, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Wellington, Wells, Wincanton, Wiveliscombe and Yeovil. Ref 0523 Price 14.90
Pigots Directory of Birmingham 1825
Pigot's Directory of Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield 1825/6. An unusual Pigot's classified trade directory, that covers 6 major manufacturing towns in England. Ref 0208 Price £14.50
Pigots Directory of Somerset 1830
Pigot's Directory of Somerset 1830. One of the earliest directories, this one covers the whole of Somerset with descriptions of all of the towns and main villages, churches, schools etc and a listing of people with trades. Ref IE5079 Price £14.50
Bristol Poll Book 1830
Bristol Poll Book 1830. Lists every person entitled to vote in the general election of 1830. Ref 0253 Price £14.50
the bristol poll book 1837
The Bristol Poll Book 1837. The full title of this book reads: The Bristol Poll Book, being a list of the householders, freeholders and freemen, who voted in the general election, for members to serve in Parliament, for the City and Council of Bristol, which took place, July 24th 1837. Before Thomas Kington Esq. Sheriff. Ref IE5024 Price £15.50
robsons directory of somerset 1839
Robson's Directory of Somerset 1839. Detailed directories of the major towns and villages with names, addresses and occupations of their inhabitants. A fantastic resource for those looking for leads in the 1841 census. Ref 1322 Price £15.50
pigots directory of somerset 1842-4
Pigot's Directory of Somerset 1842-4. An excellent directory cobering the whole of Somerset, and complete with the original 1842 map, that can be zoomed in to the finest detail. Ref 0129 Price £15.00
kellys directory of bristol 1863
Kelly's Directory of Bristol 1863. An excellent street by street directory of the coty of Bristol with the names of heads of households, an alphabetical court directory of private residents and a classified trades directory.

Includes wonderful descriptions of the local history, facilities and institutions.

Kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Family Record Centre. Ref 9067 Price £18.50
cheddar rate book 1865
Cheddar Rate Book 1865. An original hand written primary record. All of the households in Cheddar and Draycott (two miles east of Cheddar).

Not just rare - this book is unique. Ref 0399 Price £15.00
Somerset 1873 Return of Owners of Land Somerset 1873 Return of Owners of Land. Lists every person in who owned 1 acre of land or more in Somerset, with name, place, extent of land and its value. Ref 0213-05 Price £11.50
post office directory of bristol 1879 Post Office Directory of Bristol 1879. A really excellent local directory of Bristol and district. Includes those parts of Bristol in Somerset. Bedminster, Knowle, Ashton, Brislington etc. Ref 0404 Price £18.50
wright and co bristol and clifton directory 1886 J Wright and Co's Bristol and Clifton Directory 1886. An incredibly comprehensive Bristol and Clifton directory.

An excellent contemporary street map of the city; an alphabetical list of streets; a fabulous street by street directory with the names of heads of households; an alphabetical list of people's names and addresses; a directory of detached houses and villas with the owners name; a classified trades directory and lots of advertisments.

This is one of the very best directories of Bristol and its suburbs. Ref 0820 Price £18.50
kellys directory of the city of bristol 1894 Kelly's Directory of the City of Bristol and its Neighbourhood 1894. An incredibly detailed fully searchable CD-Rom containing nearly 480 pages. Principally a street directory of the city of Bristol but as with all Kelly's directories also serves as a gazetteer for the city of Bristol and the county of Somerset. Ref IE5031 Price £19.50
kellys directory of somerset 1895 Kelly's Directory of Somerset 1895. An excellent and very comprehensive directory of Somerset. As well as the usual county, court and trades directories there is a fabulous street by street directory of the city of Bath.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Family Record Centre. Ref 9050 Price £19.50
wright and co directory of bristol 1901 J Wright and Co's Directory of Bristol 1901. A perfect index to all Bristol households in the 1901 census. A complete house by house, street by street listing of all households then a superb alphabetical name list (with address and occupation) of every householder in Bristol and surrounding villages. There is also a complete classified trades directory too.

Kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Bristol Records Office. Ref 0639 Price £18.50
Kelly's Directory of Bristol 1906 Kelly's Directory of Bristol 1906 Covers the whole of Bristol and surrounding parts of Gloucestershire & Somerset with an excellent street by street directory which lists the names and addresses of tradespeople and private residents. With each street's name is the name of the parish which it was in. After the street directory is an alphabetical list of peoples' names and addresses in the Bristol and suburban area. There is no list of the suburbs covered but it would be safe to assume that most, if not all, of the places mentioned in the description of the 1894 directory are included here Ref 0167 Price £18.50
Kelly's Directory of Somerset 1914 Kelly's Directory of Somerset 1914 A directory in three parts; a county directory with general information, descriptions, lists of private residents, lists of businesses and a street by street listing of households; a private residents directory in alphabetical order; a classified trades and professional directory. Ref 0826 Price £23.50
Kelly's Directory of Somerset 1923 Kelly's Directory of Somerset 1923 A directory in three parts; a county directory with general information, descriptions, lists of private residents, lists of businesses and a street by street listing of households; a private residents directory in alphabetical order; a classified trades and professional directory. Ref 0827 Price £23.50
Kelly's Directory of Somerset 1935 Kelly's Directory of Somerset 1935 A directory in three parts; a county directory with general information, descriptions, lists of private residents, lists of businesses and a street by street listing of households; a private residents directory in alphabetical order; a classified trades and professional directory. Ref 0827 Price £23.50
Kelly's Directory of bristol and suburbs 1938 Kelly's Directory of Bristol and Suburbs 1938 A huge directory of the city of Bristol with over 1400 pages.

Contains a superb street by street directory which lists almost every head of household, their addresses and their occupations. Also included is an alphabetical directory which makes finding your ancestors address very easy indeed.

At the end of this book is a comprehensive classified trades directory. Ref 0962 Price £18.50
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