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Offline dylan

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Pigots Directory
« on: Tuesday 14 September 04 08:54 BST (UK) »
Hi, Could someone be so kind as to tell me, What is Pigots Directory, and what information is in it, many Thanks
Dylan
Cleverly, Mitchell, Ellis, Pidgley. Sussex.
Clegg Yorkshire
Smith, Leeds
Pink,Surrey
Leeson , Northamptonshire

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Re: Pigots Directory
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 14 September 04 09:19 BST (UK) »
Morning,

They are directories that contain lists of Trades and Gentry
a similar set up to todays telephone directories.

There were several publishers and a look at

http://www.historicaldirectories.org/     

will give you access to quite a few.

Hope this helps

Gj.
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FREEMAN Chertsey , Isleworth Middx and Richmond Surrey.

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Re: Pigots Directory
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 14 September 04 09:42 BST (UK) »
Hi Thanks for your help
Cheers
Dylan
Cleverly, Mitchell, Ellis, Pidgley. Sussex.
Clegg Yorkshire
Smith, Leeds
Pink,Surrey
Leeson , Northamptonshire

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Re: Pigots Directory
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 14 September 04 10:59 BST (UK) »
I have found directories like Pigots, White's and C.N.Wrights very useful in my research, they add abit of colour to the normal facts you get from census and BDM.
And it is really interesting to see all the old adverts for sewing machines, jewellery etc.
I also have been able to use them to find people in census's when my normal methods have failed.

Steve.
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Re: Pigots Directory
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 14 September 04 13:09 BST (UK) »
Not forgetting Slaters as well.

I have found them very useful as they fill in the years between the census', but also give the address of the business, which is not always the same as where they lived.

They also give a good background on the town and the area.

Hint: you can save the pages from the historical directories ste by printing them as a pdf and saving them to your hard drive.
Stuck with:
William Williams of Llanllyfni
John Jones in Llanelli
Evan Evans in Caio
David Davies of Llansanffraid
Evans: Caio/Carms
Jones: CDG, DEN

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