The Society has started to produce a new series of reprints from Pigot’s Commercial Directory for Surrey of 1839. The first titles to be printed are:

 Banstead, Epsom & Leatherhead with Chipstead, Ewell, Great Bookham, Ashstead & neighbourhoods

Battersea, Stockwell & Wandsworth

Blechingley, Godstone & Reigate (with Nutfield, Limpsfield, Oxted, Tandridge, Gatton, Merstham & neighbourhoods)

Croydon & Beddington

Kingston with Ham, Thames Ditton & Long Ditton.

Streatham and Tooting with Norwood & neighbourhoods

The reprint comprises of an introduction to the county of Surrey, a description of the individual places with a list of inhabitants under diverse occupations such as nobility, gentry and clergy, dyers and scourers and straw hat makers. Just think, your ancestor may be listed here. Also included are some advertisements of the time e.g. Colley’s Sicilian Cream for the growth of the hair!

 They will be available from our bookstall at events and fairs or can be downloaded as PDFs from the online shops at GenFair and Parish Chest Reprints are priced at £3.

Also available on GenFair and Parish Chest are the PDFs of many of our older publications which used to be in either fiche or CD format. These are another valuable source of information on our ancestors.



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