I note that Rod Neep is offering the CD of the above for about £35.
Does anyone know whether the entries for West Wales are as detailed?
The entry for Pembroke gives a description of the town; followed by a list
of principal inhabitants under the headings Gentry, Clergy, Physic, Law,
Traders &c; followed by a list of Gentlemen's seats in the neighbourhood of
It also notes "There is a peculiarity of dress of the Pembrokeshire women,
who, even in the midst of summer, wear a heavy cloth gown; and, instead of a
cap, a large handkerchief wrapt over their heads, and tied under their
The entries for Haverfordwest and Cardigan follow a similar pattern.
It does seem to depart from alphabetical order on occasion, since Cardigan,
for example, is found between Chelsea and Darlington; so, as with all
directories, it does benefit from careful study.
The title page to volume 1 describes the work as:
Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture,
lists of the inhabitants of London, Westminster,
and Borough of Southwark;
and 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 an all goods and merchandize,
imported, exported, or carried coastwise,"
"The whole comprising
a fund of useful and important information, equally interesting to the
Nobleman, the Gentleman, and Man of Business."
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