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Gores directories

The first Gores was in 1766 and all Gores directories before 1837 only contain an alphabetical list of all inhabitants of Liverpool with their trades and addresses. Other directories of the period contain trade lists.

Please note: some instrument makers are often found under 'strange' headings e.g. in the early 1830's 'carvers and guilders' for some barometer and thermometer makers and 'cutler' for surgical instrument makers etc.

1829 - 1839 - the only classification in the directory was 'optician'.

From 1841 - this classification changes to 'opticians and mathematical instrument makers'.

From 1865 - the additional classification of 'chronometer manufacturers' is included, though many manufacturers are listed in both categories.

1894 - for one year only 'opticians and mathematical instrument makers' becomes two categories: 'opticians' and 'mathematical instrument makers'.

From 1931 - 'opticians and mathematical instrument makers' reverts to 'opticians'.

From 1946 - 'opticians' is separated into three categories: 'opticians (dispensing)', 'opticians (opthalmic)' and 'opticians (manufacturing)'. Only 'opticians (manufacturing)' are recorded.

1766 - contains an alphabetical list of all merchants, tradesman and principal inhabitants of the town of Liverpool and their respective addresses.

1767 - contains an alphabetical list of all merchants, tradesman and principal inhabitants of the town of Liverpool and their respective addresses.

1769 - contains an alphabetical list of all merchants, tradesman and principal inhabitants of the town of Liverpool and their respective addresses.

1772 - printed with the wrong date: 1773

1774 - contains an alphabetical list of all merchants, tradesman and principal inhabitants of the town of Liverpool and their respective addresses.

1777 - contains an alphabetical list of all merchants, tradesman and principal inhabitants of the town of Liverpool and their respective addresses.

1781 - contains an alphabetical list of all merchants, tradesman and principal inhabitants of the town of Liverpool and their respective addresses.

1796 - contains an alphabetical list of all merchants, tradesman and principal inhabitants of the town of Liverpool and their respective addresses.

1800 - contains an alphabetical list of all merchants, tradesman and principal inhabitants of the town of Liverpool and their respective addresses.

1803 - contains an alphabetical list of all merchants, tradesman and principal inhabitants of the town of Liverpool and their respective addresses.

1805 - contains an alphabetical list of all merchants, tradesman and principal inhabitants of the town of Liverpool and their respective addresses.

1807 - contains an alphabetical list of all merchants, tradesman and principal inhabitants of the town of Liverpool and their respective addresses.

1810 - Liverpool and its environs containing an alphabetical list of the merchants, tradesmen and principal inhabitants; also list of the Mayors and Council, Officers of Customs and Excise etc.

1811 - Liverpool and its environs containing an alphabetical list of the merchants, tradesmen and principal inhabitants; also list of the Mayors and Council, Officers of Customs and Excise etc.

1813 - Liverpool and its environs containing an alphabetical list of the merchants, tradesmen and principal inhabitants; also list of the Mayors and Council, Officers of Customs and Excise etc.

1816 - Liverpool and its environs containing an alphabetical list of the merchants, tradesmen and principal inhabitants; also list of the Mayors and Council, Officers of Customs and Excise etc.

1818 - Liverpool and its environs containing an alphabetical list of the merchants, tradesmen and principal inhabitants; also list of the Mayors and Council, Officers of Customs and Excise etc.

1821 - Liverpool and its environs containing an alphabetical list of the merchants, tradesmen and principal inhabitants; also list of the Mayors and Council, Officers of Customs and Excise etc.

1823 - Liverpool and its environs including Aigburth, Allerton and Woodside in Cheshire containing an alphabetical list of the merchants, tradesmen and principal inhabitants; also list of the Mayors and Council, Officers of Customs and Excise etc.

1825 - Liverpool and its environs including Aigburth, Allerton and Woodside in Cheshire containing an alphabetical list of the merchants, tradesmen and principal inhabitants; also list of the Mayors and Council, Officers of Customs and Excise etc.

1827 - Liverpool and its environs including Aigburth, Allerton and Woodside in Cheshire containing an alphabetical list of the merchants, tradesmen and principal inhabitants; also list of the Mayors and Council, Officers of Customs and Excise etc.

1828 - Liverpool and its environs including Aigburth, Allerton and Woodside in Cheshire containing an alphabetical list of the merchants, tradesmen and principal inhabitants; also list of the Mayors and Council, Officers of Customs and Excise etc.

Kellys (continuation of Gores directory)

1894 - directory of Liverpool and suburbs along with Birkenhead and neighbourhood.