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a directory of sheffield 1787 A directory of Sheffield 1787 First published by Gales & Martin in 1787, this republished edition of the Sheffield Directory was published in Sheffield in 1889. Not the largest of directories, just 126 pages, but full of curios and extremely useful details on merchants, traders and manufacturers of the town. The full title of Gale and Martin's Sheffield Directory gives and indication as to the scope of the publication "A Directory of Sheffield Including the Manufacturers of Adjacent Villages: with the several marks of the Scissor and Filesmiths, Edgetool and Sickle Makers. To which are added, the Regular Setting out and Return of Posts; and a Correct List of the Coaches and Wagons."

Apart from a number of partial directories for the town of Sheffield published in 1737 and 1774, Gales and Martin's Sheffield Directory is one of the oldest and most complete for the town and as such can be seen as something of a rarity. The printing of the Sheffield Register coincided with the establishment of a short lived newspaper, the Sheffield Register, the publishers of which were also Joseph Gales and David Martin.
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sedbergh school register 1546-1895 Sedbergh School Register 1546-1895. Records of all those entering the school in each year from 1546 to 1895. A typical entry gives the date, age, birthday, date of leaving school, together with a short biography and death date.

Students entering the school came from all parts of the British Isles and therefore this book is not just for those with Yorkshire ancesters.
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pigots directory of yorkshire 1822 Yorkshire Pigot's Directory 1822. An incredibly rare directory that includes only main towns and market towns not the villages in the country.

Contents includes: Barnsley, Beverley, Bradford, Bridlington, Bridlington Quay, Dewsbury, Doncaster, Driffield, Guisborough, Halifax, Huddersfield, Hull, Knaresborough, Leeds, Market Weighton, New Malton, Northallerton, Pickering, Pontefract, Richmond, Ripon, Rotherham, Saddleworth, Scarborough, Selby, Sheffield, Snaith, Stokesley, Tadcaster, Thirsk, Thorne, Wakefield, Whitby and York.
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baines west riding directory 1822/3 Baines West Riding Directory 1822/3 (Vol 1). A lovely book, divided into three sections, West Riding towns and cities, West Riding villages, and a classified directory (144 pages) of the bankers merchants and principal traders of London, Birmingham, Bristol, Coventry, Kidderminster, Kilmarnock, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester and Nottingham.
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baines north and east riding directory 1822/3 Baines North and East Riding Directory 1822/3 (Vol 2). A history of the North and East Ridings; a history and directory of York (140 pages), The East Riding towns and villages (pages 149 to 402), the towns and villages of the North Riding (pages 403 to 604) and a final section of general information covering churches, populations of towns and villages, coins, newspapers, courts, taxes and fairs etc (pages 605 to 654).
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baines history, directory and gazetteer of the county of york 1822/3 Baines History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of york 1822/3 (Combined Volumes 1 and 2). The combined two volume set of Edward Baines' Yorkshire Directories covering the West, North and East Ridings.

An immense amount of information for both historians and genealogists.

For more details see the descriptions of the individual volumes.
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Pigot's Directory of Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield 1825/6 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 £12.80
Pigot's Directory of Yorkshire 1828 Pigot's Directory of Yorkshire 1828/9. An excellent early directory of Yorkshire, complete with its original map of 1828 that you can zoom in and see the finest detail. Compared with other county directories by Pigot & Co this one is very thick and comprehensive.
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Pigot's Directory of Yorkshire 1834 Pigot's Directory of Yorkshire 1834. An early directory containing descriptions of the larger towns and villages in the county. It contains the names and trades of residents, listing everyone from Bricklayers to Bankers. Set out in alphabetical order and fully searchable this provides an easy way to find ancestors and to discover more about their lives.

The book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies.
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whites directory of yorkshire 1837 Yorkshire West Riding 1837 White's History, Gazetteer and Directory. Typically comprehensive as you would expect of the White's directories, this one has 780 pages. Excellent history of the West Riding of Yorkshire and each town, with lots of detail about each place to add to your family history or local history. Very comprehensive listing of all people with trades.
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history gazetteer and directory of yorkshire 1840 History, Gazetteer and Directory of the East and North Ridings of Yorkshire - 1840 - William White. One of the very comprehensive White's directories. An immense amount of general information about the East and North Ridings and their history, geology, soils and agriculture. Plus of course the excellent descriptions and history of each town and village together with lists of their inhabitants with trades. Over 800 pages.
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whites 1849 general directory of sheffield White's 1849 General Directory of the Town and Borough of Sheffield within twelve miles. William White's county directories are famous for their incredibly detailed descriptions of places and superb directories of almost every person, from gardener to gentleman. The more specialised local directories he produced, such as this one, are even better, cramming in even more detail.

Conveniently dated just before the 1851 census this directory covers an area roughly twelve miles around Sheffield, including Rotherham, Chesterfield and dozens of villages in Derbyshire.
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whites 1852 sheffield and district directory White's 1852 Sheffield and District Directory. This localised directory covers the towns, parishes, townships and villages within a 20 mile radius of Sheffield.

Includes: Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Worksop, Bawtry, Tickhill, Penistone, Chesterfield, Matlock, Alfreton, Bakewell, Todeswell, Chatsworth, Haddon, Bolsover, Welbeck, Clumber and more than 800 hamlets in the counties of Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
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whites 1853 directory and gazetteer of leeds, bradford, halifax, huddersfield and wakefield White's 1853 Directory and Gazetteer of Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield and Wakefield. Another superb example of William White's more localised directories covering Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Heckmondwike, Bingley, Keighley, Skipton, Settle, Tormorden and roughly 600 villages and hamlets. According to the title page it covers nearly one million inhabitants!

Kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by the Family Record Centre, London.
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post office directory of yorkshire west riding 1857 Post Office Directory of Yorkshire West Riding 1857. A huge, comprehensive, 1148 page directory published by Kelly's. Each town, village and hamlet has a description of its history and local facilities such as schools, churches, hospitals etc. plus directories of tradespeople and private residents together with a classified trades directory.

Kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by the Family Record Centre London..
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1857 post office directory north and east ridings of yorkshire 1857 Post Office Directory North and East Ridings of Yorkshire. One of the books that was loaned to Archive CD Books by the Family Records Centre London as part of the project to digitise their collection.

Post Office Directories (published by Kelly's) set a new standard in quality and detail with every place included, right down to the smallest village, with lists of residents and their trades together with a classified trades directory.
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1872 leeds and district whites directory Leeds and District 1872 White's Directory. As is usual with any White's directory this is an incredibly detailed history and directory of Leeds.

Included for Leeds itself is a fabulous street by street, almost house by house, directory of the heads of each household along with their occupation. There follows an excellent alphabetical list of people's names, addresses and occupations plus a very comprehensive classified trades directory.

Places included besides Leeds itself are: Adel, Alwoodley, Ardsley East, Ardsley West, Armley, Barwick-in-Elmet, Beeston, Bramley, Burley, Calverley, Chapel-Allerton, Churwell, Crossgates, Drighlington-with-Adwalton, Dunkeswick, East Keswick, Farnley, Farsley, Fulneck, Gildersome, Gipton, Gledhow, Halton, Harewood, Headingley-cum-Burley, Horsforth, Kirkstall, Knostrop, Lofthouse-cum-Carlton, Manston, Meanwood, Middleton, Moor-Allerton, Morley, Newlay, Osmondthorpe, Oulton Potternewton, Pudsey, Rodley, Rothwell, Roundhay, Seacroft, Shadwell, Stanningley, Swillington, Templenewsam, Thorpe-on-the-Hill, Tong, Tyersall, Weeton, Whitkirk, Wigton, Wike and Wortley Ref 0492 Price £18.25
return of owners of land Yorkshire West Riding 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 0213-40 Price £12.50
return of owners of land Yorkshire East and North Riding 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 0213-39 Price £12.50
deacons 1883 blue book of yorkshire Deacon's 1883 Court Guide, Gazetteer and County Blue Book of Yorkshire. A huge directory of mainly the professional classes in the county such as justices, accountants, dentists, doctors, clergy, architects, bankers and surveyors.

There are also court directories of private residents in Leeds, Scarborough and York as well as a beautiful and incredible detailed map of the whole county.
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bulmers 1890 directory of north yorkshire Bulmer's 1890 History, Topography and Directory of North Yorkshire. An incredibly detailed and comprehensive history, topography and directory of each town, village and Hamlet in the Cleveland and Richmond Divisions of North Yorkshire. Includes a superb map of the area.

It is organised by Division and then parish, with each place in every parish described in great detail with lists of residents and separate lists of farmers. The following is a list of parishes included.

Cleveland Division
Acklam, Ayton, Brotton, Carlotn, Crathorne, Eston, Faceby, Guisborough, Hilton, Ingleby, Arnclife, Ingleby Greenhow, Kildale, Kirkby-in-Cleveland, Kirlleatham, Kirjleavington, Loftus, Marske-by-Sea, Marton, Newton-in-Cleveland, Ormesby, Rudby, Seamer, Skelton, Sockburn, Stainton, Stokesley, Thornaby, Upleatham, Westerdale, Whorlton, Wilton, Yarm and Middlesborough.

Richmond Division
Ainderby, Steeple, Arkengarthdale, Aysgarth, Barninhgam, Barton, Bedale, Bellerby, Birkby, Bolton-upon-Swale, Bowes, Brignall, Brompton, Catterick, Cleasby, Coverham, East Cowton, South Cowton, Crakehall, Croft, Downholme, Easby, Eryholme, Fignall, Forcett, Gilling, Grinton, East Harsley, Hauxwell, Healey, Hornby, Hutton Magna, Kirby Sigston, Kirkby Fleetham, Kirkby Ravensworth, Laithkirk, Langton-on-Swale, Leake, Manfield, Marrick, Marske, Masham, Melsonby, Middleham, Middleton Tyas, Northallerton, North Otterington, Osmotherley, Patrick Brompton, Richmond, Rokeby, Romaldkirk, West Rounton, Scruton, Great Smeaton, Spennithorne, Stanwick St John, Startforth, Thornton Steward, Thornton Watlass, Welbury, Well Wensley, East Witton, West Witton and Wycliffe.
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kellys directory of the west riding of yorkshire 1893 Kelly's 1893 Directory of The West Riding of Yorkshire. The ideal companion and index to the 1891 census.

A wonderfully comprehensive directory containing great detail of the towns and villages in The West Riding excluding Leeds, Sheffield, Rotherham and adjacent villages. Includes lists of private residents, commercial traders and a huge alphabetical directory that covers the whole area. Larger towns have a house by house, street by street listing of households.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Family Records Centre in London
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kellys directory of leeds, sheffield and rotherham 1893 Kelly's 1893 Directory of Leeds, Sheffield and Rotherham. The ideal companion and index to the 1891 census.

A wonderfully comprehensive directory containing details of the residents and commercial traders in Leeds, Sheffield, rotherham and their neighbourhoods. House by house and street by street listings of households. Full details of each towns facilities, churches, schools etc. Contains detailed street maps of Leeds, Sheffield and Rotherham.

Other places include:
Adel, Apperley, Astley, Audthorpe, Baildon, Barrowcroft, Belleisie, Bingley, Breary, Bruntcliffe, Bullerthorpe, Calverley, Eccleshill, Farsley, Garforth, Gildersome, Guiseley, Horsforth, Idie, Ilkley, Keighley, Manston, Middleton, Morley, Otley, Oulton, Pudsey, Rawdon, Rothwell, Roundhay, Seacroft, Shadwell, Swillington, Whitkirk, Yeadon, and adjacent smaller villages and hamlets.

Suburbs of Sheffield & Rotherham:
Beuchief, Beighton, Bolderstone, Bradfield, Brinsworth, Catcliffe, Chapeltown, Dalton, Dore, Dronfield, Ecclesfield, Eckington, Elsecar, Handsworth, Holmsfield, Hooton Roberts, Killamarsh, Kilnhurst, Kimberworth, Mexborough, Norton, Orgreave, Oughtibridge, Owlerton, Parkgate, Ravenfield, Rawmarsh, Ridgeway, Stannington, Swinton, Tankersley, Thorpe Hesley, Thribergh, Thurgoland, Tinsley, Treeton, Wadsley, Whiston, Wickersley, Worrall, Wortley, and their neighbouring smaller villages and hamlets.
This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Family Records Centre in London
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ossett burgess roll 1905-1906 and 1913-1914 Ossett Burgess Roll 1905-1906 and 1913-1914. The electoral rolls of 1905/6 and 1913/14. Two books on one CD.

Scanned from the original books which are very rare and fragile. These books show the names and addresses of every person on the electoral roll for the town of Ossett in Yorkshire and their eligibly to vote in either Municipal or Parliamentary elections.
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whites sheffield district directory 1912 to 1920 White's 1919-20 Sheffield District Diectory. This directory covers Sheffield, Rotherham and the suburbs surrounding these towns including:
Abbeydale, Beauchief, Beighton, Bradford, Chapeltown, Denaby, Dronfield, Mexborough, Parkgate, Stannington, Stockbridge and Wadsley Bridge amongst others.
Chapters contain superb descriptions of Sheffield and its amenities such as water works, gas works, drainage, banks, churches, schools, theatres, clubs and transport, which makes for excellent background research. You can read about how the town actually functioned and the role that your ancestor played in the life of the town. You can identify people either by looking up their trade, their street or their name.
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kellys directory of the west riding of yorkshire 1927 West Riding of Yorkshire Kelly's Directory 1927. A massive 1619 pages covering the whole of the West Riding. The introductory pages describe the West Riding in general, its unions, registration districts, lists of the wapantakes and the places contained in them, parliamentary representation, military, hunting, fairs and markets, the West Riding County Council, magistrates and a chapter on geology.

Then follows the main directory. A gazetteer of all towns, villages and hamlets, each with a description, facilities, private residents, commercial residents and those with trades. Larger places (such as Huddersfield) have a complete street directory listing with numbered houses and all heads of households are listed, plus an alphabetical listing of people.

There is a Private Residents Directory (although not all residents) amounting to 146 pages of small type in three columns; and finally a classified Trades and Professional Directory.


Note: This directory excludes Sheffield, Bradford, Rotherham and Leeds.
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The Universal Directory of Great Britain - 1791 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 1134wor Price £36.50
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