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County Maps Cheshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire.This incredibly useful resource includes high quality digitized maps that you can zoom into and see the finest detail. A wonderful collection of old maps.

Cheshire county maps 1831, 1855 and 1934.

Chester 1796.

Lancashire 1828, 1831 and 1855.

Liverpool 1670, 1766, 1795 and 1895, Manchester 1788, 1793 and 1895.

Yorkshire 1828, 1831, 1890 and 1907.

Harrogate and Scarborough 1895, Sheffield 1895, Bradford 1907, Harrogate 1907, Hull 1907, Ilkley 1907, Leeds 1907, Sheffield 1903 and 1907, Whitby 1907 and York 1895 and 1907.

Combined canals, rivers and roads 1794.

Ref 0007-4 Price £11.90.

a picturesque guide to yorkshire A Picturesque Guide to Yorkshire. The six volumes of this publication contain 74 chapters, 1,500 pages of text and more than 600 etchings, sketches, photographs and lithographs. It must represent one of the best single collections of Yorkshire miscellany published to date. Ref IE5089 Price £30.50
the yorkshire archaeoligical and topographical record series The Yorkshire Archaeoligical and Topographical Association record series - Volume 1, 1885 This journal comprises two series of records a calendar 2,300 of inquisitions post mortem for the County of York and an index of over 4,000 wills of Yorkshire for the first half of the 17th century. Ref IE5118 Price £14.50
handbook for travellers in yorkshire 1867 Handbook for Travellers in Yorkshire 1867 - John Murray. Published in London in 1867. Containing more than 600 printed pages, accompanied by detailed geographical and topographical descriptions of all places of interest, plans of the city of York, York Minster etc. Ref IE5083 Price £15.50
testamenta eboracensia

Testamenta Eboracensia

A selection of Wills from the Registry at York.


A collection of 232 transcripts of wills at York Registry covering a period of twenty eight years from 1429 to 1467 which will have great appeal to those studying medieval history and genealogy.

Ref: 0931 Price £16.90

Adey's Abbey Guide. A brief history of Kirkstall Abbey from its Foundation to its Dissolution. Published in 1877 by J W Bean and Son of Leeds, believed to have been written by the Reverend William Thomas Adey, baptist minister, and author. William Thomas Adey was an ancestor of the directors of Family History Research Limited and this CD is exclusive to Family History Research Limited.

The author states that the guide has been adapted for the common use of all intelligent and appreciative visitors to the ruins of that Cistercian monastry

38 pages of easy to read history with a complete list of abbots from 1147 to 1540.

A plan of the abbey is printed on the outside back cover.

Ref FHR003 Price £6.00.

guide to the county of york 1888 Guide to the County of York - 1888 - Adam and Charles Black. First published in the 1850s this is the 13th edition presented on fully searchable CD-Rom. This edition contains 570 printed pages with many etchings, large scale maps, plans and diagrams as well as 135 pages of advertisements.

Blacks County Guides are amongst the most superior of their kind and this edition must appeal to anyone wishing to experience Yorkshire as it was in the 1880s Ref IE5055 Price £14.20
The Story of Some English Shires The Story of Some English Shires. Revd Mandell Creighton 1897. Wonderful historical accounts of seventeen English counties including:Northumberland, Durham, Yorkshire, Cumberland, Westmoreland, Lancashire, Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire & Herefordshire. Ref 1028 Price £17.80
the skilled labourer
The Skilled Labourer 1760-1832. Although similar to The Village Labourer (see above) this book deals with specific groups of workers. Its contents include:

The Miners of the Tyne and Wear, cotton workers, woollen and worsted workers, Spitalfields silk weavers, framework knitters and also has sections dealing with Nottinghamshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire Luddites. Ref 0582 Price £21.10
the national roll of the great war The National Roll of the Great War - Leeds (Section 8). An excellent book with details of the people from Leeds who served in the Great War. Not just soldiers, but also those with other occupations. Nurses, key factory workers etc.

Family names are very easy to find as the books were arranged alphabetically.

Ref 0163 Price £16.90
the green howards The Green Howards in the Great War. An incredibly detailed history of this famous Yorkshire regiments during the Great War and the third Afghan War of 1919 Ref 0903 Price £17.90
40 miles around manchester Forty Miles Around Manchester - 1795 Written by J Aitken M.D. there is only one word to describe this book....stunning.

Highlights include street maps and plans of Manchester in 1650 and 1793, a plan of Liverpool (with street names), maps of Lancashire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, West and North Ridings of Yorkshire and the northern part of Staffordshire. There are also lots of beautiful engravings to illustrate the text.

Also included are superb descriptions of principal places. Ref 0374 Price £18.50
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