Discover your Dublin ancestors that are listed in the 1820 Wilson’s directory. Find out their occupation and address. Explore the County for the names of prominent people, tradesmen, people who held office, clergy and local businesses.
Each record comprises a transcript of the original directory. Each record will include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
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The first true trade directories for Ireland were those published by Peter Wilson for Dublin, starting in 1751 and continuing until 1837, with a break 1754-1759.
At the beginning, the information supplied in the directories consisted of alphabetical lists of merchants and traders, supplying name, address and occupation. In early years these were not comprehensive lists however, they grew steadily over the decades.
The records have been sourced from Dr. Jane Lyons.
Entries use abbreviations for first names, if you are unable to find your relative on your first search you can try different name variations. For example, if your search is unsuccessful for William try W or Wm, Thos for Thomas and Jas for James.
To search for a business the name can be entered into the either the First or Last Name fields. To search for a family business for example, try & son, the owner’s name or name of the company.