Apr 022010
 

From the references in:

Mannex’s History of Westmorland 1849

A HUGE volume containing the entire history of Westmorland (and other bits) as of 1849. Everything from the ancient history of the area, through the geology, villages and inhabitants. This is a truly remarkable piece of work, and a fantastic research aid for anybody interested in the whole picture of Westmorland in the mid-19th Century.

Contains a directory of all the inhabitants of every town and village in the county, together with occupations and countless historical references.

Bulmer’s History of Westmorland 1885

An EVEN BIGGER volume containing the entire history of Westmorland (and other bits) as of 1885. Everything from the ancient history of the area, through the geology, villages and inhabitants. This is a truly remarkable piece of work, and a fantastic research aid for anybody interested in the whole picture of Westmorland in the latter half of the 19th Century.
Contains a directory of all the inhabitants of every town and village in the county, together with occupations and countless historical references.

Cooke’s Almanac and Directory of Richmond 1911

A brilliant view of life in Richmond, North Yorkshire in 1911.

Containing a host of adverts, “interesting” editorial and a Directory of everyone living in and around the area at the time.

Spencer’s Almanac and Directory of Richmond 1915

Another brilliant view of life in Richmond, North Yorkshire in 1915.

Containing a host of adverts, “interesting” editorial and a Directory of everyone living in and around the area at the time.

… another 91 people, and over 200 BMD and census image. In particular:

Edmund Napier Close (1853) … born in Ireland who married into the Richmond Close family

Robert Shaw Close (1812) … again born in Ireland who spawned a Richmond branch

Thomas Close (1816) … from Westmorland, who generated most of the newcomers

91 new people!

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