Kellys Directory 1879 - Forest of Dean (Announce)

by admin ⌂, Forest of Dean, Tuesday, June 08, 2010, 11:27 (2909 days ago)

Kelly's Directory 1879 of the Forest of Dean & Surrounding Areas

These directories give a full description and contain a wealth of information about a village, all the farmers, the tradesmen, important persons such as the Lord of the Manor, vicars, school teachers, post office staff, pub landlord and more.

Many thanks to May Brace who has kindly transcribed these directories and made them available.

Kellys Directory 1879 - Forest of Dean

by Scott Shuster @, Houston, Texas USA, Tuesday, June 08, 2010, 13:35 (2909 days ago) @ admin

What a wonderful treasure of information!

Thanks to May for her dilligent work. It is very much appreciated.

Scott Shuster
Houston, Texas USA

Kellys Directory 1879 - Forest of Dean

by j hargreaves @, Tuesday, June 08, 2010, 20:34 (2908 days ago) @ Scott Shuster

I agree Well done May, a fantastic glimpse into our heritage.

Kellys Directory 1879 - Forest of Dean

by peteressex @, Tuesday, June 08, 2010, 21:10 (2908 days ago) @ j hargreaves

This devoted work produces the first time I've seen what must surely be Fetter Hill spelt phonetically as indeed it is sometimes still pronounced - "Futterill". Anyone know if the spelling "Futterill" was ever legitimate? Or has the compiler of Kelly's simply been taken in by local pronunciation or even a bit of kidology? We have seen threads on here demonstrating that variation in the spelling of a surname was common, but I imagine variations in the spelling of a place name, except over a long period of time like "Rewardine" for "Ruardean", are much rarer.

Kellys Directory 1879 - Forest of Dean

by pclark @, Tuesday, June 08, 2010, 21:34 (2908 days ago) @ peteressex

What a find .

Thanks to this I have just found my house listed. It now takes it back to 1879.

Superb Well Done

Kellys Directory 1879 - Forest of Dean

by alison2 @, Tuesday, June 08, 2010, 22:35 (2908 days ago) @ pclark

Great Work, I have found the House I was born in.

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