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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
directory of staffordshire 1818 Parson and Bradshaw Staffordshire Directory 1818. This is the very rare first Staffordshire directory. Two earlier directories covered the Potteries only.

Covering the southern part of the county, it is a superb essential resource for genealogists and historians.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by Sandwell Record Office. Ref 0633 Price £15.00
pigots directory of cheshire and staffordshire 1822 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
pigots directory of staffordshire 1828 Pigot's Directory of Staffordshire 1828. The first of the more comprehensive directories by Pigot and Co for Staffordshire, includes the smaller villages with their residents having trades. Some of the smallest villages are grouped in with the nearest large town or village.

The book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by Sandwell Record Office. Ref 0634 Price £14.90
whites history gazetteer and directory of staffordshire 1824 White's History Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire 1824. Typical of the White's directories this is comprehensive and very large with excellent descriptions of each place in the county, its facilities and its history. Many thousands of people listed with their trades and occupations.

Kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by Sandwell Record Office. Ref 0632 Price £23.00
pigots directory of staffordshire 1835 Pigot's Directory of Staffordshire 1835. An excellent early county directory before the first census of 1842. Gives good descriptions of the towns and main vilages with their facilities, churches, schools and institutions etc. together with lists of all people with trades. Ref 0094 Price £14.90
pigots directory of staffordshire 1842 Pigot's Directory of Staffordshire 1842. By this period the Pigot's directories were becoming much more comprehensive.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by Sandwell Records Office. Ref 0635 Price £14.90
whites history gazetteer and directory of staffordshire 1851 White's History Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire 1851. Typical of the White's directories this is comprehensive and very large with excellent descriptions of each place in the county, its facilities and its history. This directory also includes a comprehensive history of Staffordshire. Ref 9006 Price £19.00
Directory and Gazetteer of Staffordshire with Dudley 1861 Directory and Gazetteer of Staffordshire with Dudley 1861 Harrison & Harrod. A very large and particularly comprehensive directory that will be invaluable to genealogists and historians.This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by Sandwell Record Office. Ref 0628wor Price £18.70
Jones's Mercantile Directory of the Iron District of South Staffordshire and East Worcestershire 1865 Jones's Mercantile Directory of the Iron District of South Staffordshire and East Worcestershire 1865. A superb directory of tradesmen in the Black Country. The places covered are as follows:Wolverhampton, Bilston, Bloxwich, Brierley Hill, Bromsgrove, Cradley Heath, Darlaston, Dudley, Halesowen, Handsworth, Kinver, Kingswinford, Moxley, Netherton, Oldbury, Old Swinford, Pesnett, Redditch, Rowley Regis, Sedgley, Smethwick, Soho, Stourbridge, Tipton, Walsall, Wednesbury, Wednesfield, West Bromwich and Willenhall.The book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by Sandwell Record Office. Ref 0695w Price £17.90
post office directory of staffordshire 1868 Post Office Directory of Staffordshire 1868 A very comprehensie account of the towns, villages and hamlets of Staffordshire with lists of people and their occupations plus details of private residents and their addresses in the larger towns and villages.

A map of the county in 1868 is included.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by Sandwell Record Office. Ref 0650 Price £23.00
post office directory of staffordshire 1872 Post Office Directory of Staffordshire 1872 An incredibly comprehensive directory. Descriptions of every place in Staffordshire with lists of private residents and commercial traders in each town, village and hamlet.

There is also a court directory with an alphabetical list of private individuals and their addresses plus a classified trades directory.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by Sandwell Record Office. Ref 0693 Price £23.00
Staffordshire 1873 Return of Owners of Land Staffordshire 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
kellys directory of staffordshire 1880 Kelly's Directory of Staffordshire 1880. A fabulously comprehensive directory of Staffordshire. Each town, village and hamlet is described in great detail, with information about the schools, churches, hospitals etc in each place. Each place has a commercial directory, which lists people and their occupations, and the vast majority also have a list of private residents with their addresses.

Also included is a 50 page court directory and a trades directory.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by Sandwell Record Office. Ref 0641 Price £23.00
kellys directory of staffordshire 1900 Kelly's Directory of Staffordshire 1900. Contains a detailed description of each and every place and the traders who worked there and sections devoted to private residents of larger towns

Useful as as index to the 1901 census.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Family Records Centre. Ref 9030 Price £19.50
kellys directory of staffordshire 1912 Kelly's Directory of Staffordshire 1912. A huge 953 page directory of Staffordshire. The first section lists places in alphabetical order with a detailed description of its history, local facilities and institutions. Each place has at the very least a commercial directory and most places also have a list of private residents.

There then follows a directory of private residents, alphabetically listed by surname with their addresses, and a massive trade directory.

Also included is a map of the county in 1912.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Sandwell Record Office. Ref 0645 Price £27.00
kellys directory of staffordshire 1932 Kelly's Directory of Staffordshire 1932. A massive 1027 page directory of Staffordshire. The first section lists places in alphabetical order with a detailed description of its history, local facilities and institutions. Each place has at the very least a commercial directory and most places also have a list of private residents.

There then follows a directory of private residents, alphabetically listed by surname with their addresses, and a massive trade directory.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Sandwell Record Office. Ref 0643 Price £27.00
kellys directory of staffordshire 1940 Kelly's Directory of Staffordshire 1940. A huge directory of Staffordshire. The first section lists places in alphabetical order with a detailed description of its history, local facilities and institutions. Each place has at the very least a commercial directory and most places also have a list of private residents.

There then follows a directory of private residents, alphabetically listed by surname with their addresses, and a massive trade directory.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Sandwell Record Office. Ref 0627 Price £27.00
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