This CD contains the first of two volumes detailing the history of York
County. The full title of the original volume is 'the History, Directory and
Gazetteer of the County of York with select lists of the merchants and traders
of London and the principle commercial and manufacturing towns of England; and a
variety of other commercial information: also a copious list of the Nobility and
Gentry of Yorkshire in two volumes, illustrated by maps, plans &c.'
This is the author's first attempt to present to the public a popular history
of Yorkshire, with a directory of its inhabitants, pointing out the precise
situation of every town, village and hamlet in the county, from its settlement
to the present day in 1822.
A lovely book, it is 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.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
Yorkshire 1822/3 Directory (Baines) Volume 2: North and East Ridings