19th and 20th century trade directories were similar to phone books, often listing people by both trade and surname. Later directories often list people and their address.The directories were published and printed by a variety of companies, initially national directories would comprise a single volume, but later editions were more likely to cover a single or small cluster of counties.Piggot, Kelly, Slater & White were the most well know of the national published editions and in Rutland, Matkins covered a much more local area,There is currently a University of Leicester project to digitise English and Welsh directories dating from 1750 to 1919, select the Directories Database for information.We have provided data for some of the Langham entries from locally held originals which you can access using the menu, these are in pdf format.
Griggs, L, herdsman, Rocott Hale, K B, baker Harris, Mrs AHarris, P, grazier Harris, G Harris, A, labourerHill, C, grazier and dairymanHogg, RHollingworth, J, hedgecutterHolmes, Miss A, school teacherHorton, G, labourerHouldin, E, Briggins CottageHoyles, WHubbard, T, Hubbard, H, RNIsaac, Mrs A, Post OfficeIsaacs, RJackson, Mrs Jackson, Miss, back lane James, W labourer Jameson, , Miss Johnstone, D, shopkeeper Keay, -, district nurse Lee, JLee, Miss, L.R.A.M., music teacherLittle, JMallory, MA., L. The, Rev.James Male, F, stud groomMantle, Miss, Southfield Mantle, M R, farmerMatthews, - -Meadows, C, shepherdMeadows, A,Minor, H, general dealerMoir, A, head gardenerMunday, MrsMunday, E S, brewers travellerMunton, F,Needham, Mrs, Brewery Row Nourish, W & J, engineers Nourish, T, engineer Nourish, Joe, engineer Nutall, M MOldring, Mrs Palmer, R, chauffeur Payne, D Palmer, Mrs W Payne, Miss Pepper, J, labourerPitts, W H, RanksboroughPoynten, WPoole, W H Quickfall, MrsRevell, R, grazier & dairymanRevell, R S, carpenter & joinerRowett, T H, carpenter & verger Royce, W P, farmerRoyce, W, labourer Royce, Miss Roythorne, W, waggoner Roythorne, Mrs Roythorne, H, labourer Ruddle, G K F, brewer
Rudkin, JRudkin, W, farmer Sage, Rev. G Saxby, E, Scarborough, T Seaton, D, carpenter Segrott, H Sewell, Mrs Sewell, Mrs Sharpe,Shuttlewood, Mrs, shopkeeperSimons, FSimmons, G Skidmore, W Skipworth, MissSlaney, H J, estate agentSmart, J, gardenerSmith, C W, cellarmanSmith, O H, Old HallSmith Mrs S, Church CottageSmith, J W Smith, L, “Claremont” Smith, -, Well Street Spence,Spratling, W Squires, C, farmer Squires, H, groom Symonds, JSymonds, -, School HouseStacey, O, grocer & provision dealerStafford, Smith, W H FarmerSteel, Mrs BSteel, E Steel, R, Stapleton, Swingler, Mrs Swinton, E Tidd, D, grocerTrigg, G, the GatehouseTreacher, MrsWalker, J, farmer & dairymanWalker, BWalker, J, farm labourer Walsh, Hon Mrs Warrington, JWeston, G, grazier, The Woodlands Whadcoat, Capt., Langham LodgeWebb, Miss, Fell Dyke CottageWeston, TWilkinson, W, groom Williams, Williams, T, labourer Williamson, PWilliamson, G, farm workerWilliamson, F, coal merchantWilliamson, M, farm workerWilliamson, W, travellerWilliamson, GWilliamson, Francis, shepherd Wilson, MrsWright, A, labourer Wright, E, Police constable
J. Abbott GrazierC. AlmondMary Bellamy School Caretaker- Boylan Stud GroomW.Bristow Carpenter & JoinerE. Bryant BrewerE. BurdettG. Burdett Gardener Mrs. D. BurdettMiss F. Casterton LaundressT. Clancy Stud GroomT. Clarke RoadmanJ. Cloxton RailwaymanG.W. Cloxton LabourerJ. Cloxton ChauffeurMrs. M.A. ColeH. Conder CooperA.H. Cousins Shop AssistantW. Crane BlacksmithJ. Clarke JoinerF. Cole GardenerG. Davie Noel Arms InnW. Dawe Stud GroomJ. Denny Stud GroomW. Edgson GrazierJ. Edgson LabourerG. Faulks Engine DriverT. Faulks DairymanCaptain Fitzroy The ManorJ.W. Fletcher Black Horse InnA. Glenn FarmhandC. Goodrum GardenerJ. Gray ButlerR. Green Southfield Mrs. Harris GrazierP. Harris GrazierG. Harris HorsemanC. Hill Wheatsheaf InnE. HollingsheadMiss A. Holmes School TeacherG. Horton LabourerE. Houldin Briggins CottageH. Hubbard FarmerW. Hubbard FarmerT. Hubbard Motorman Mrs A. Isaac Post Office? Jackson GardenerC.W. Joce SchoolmasterJ. Lee Gardener Marquis of Londonderry RanksboroughMiss Lee L.R.A.M. Music TeacherH. Little Stud Groom Miss MantleM.R. Mantle FarmerW. Maude GroomD. Maydell Jobbing BricklayerF. Meadows Hedge CutterW. Meadows GardenerC. Meadows ShepherdL. Mee NurseH. Minor General DealerT.W. Munday
Matkins Oakham Almanac - Langham 1931
S. Munday Brewers TravellerA. Neale Ashwell RoadW. NeedhamJ. Nourish EngineerE. Nourish Threshing Machine Owner / GrazierT. Nourish? Nuthall BlacksmithC. Papworth Pork ButcherD. PayneT. Revell Grazier & DairymanW.P. Royce FarmerMrs. J. RowettT. Rowett SextonG.K.F. Ruddle Langham Brewery (Tel. No 4)J. Rudkin Carter & GrazierW. Rudkin FarmerE. Saxby GardenerH. Segrott Stud Groom G. Sewell GrazierG. Sharman ForemanA. Shelton Brewery RoadA. Shelton Jnr. Boot Repairer Mrs H. ShillakerW.S. Shuttlewood ShopkeeperG. SimmonsG. SkellettC.W. Smith CellarmanO.H. Smith Langham House (Tel.No 6)S. Smith Church Cottage J.W. Stafford Smith FarmerW.H. Smith FarmerA. Smith FarmerT. Southwell Brewery RoadW.H. SpratlingJ.N. & C. Squires FarmersH. Squires Stud GroomO. Stacey Grocer & Provision DealerMrs. B. SteelR. Steel Dairyman Rev. E.M. Strong M.A.Mrs. SwinglerJ. Thompson LabourerMiss Thorpe Secretary to O.H. SmithD. Tidd GrocerG. VeaseyJ. Walker FarmerC. Watson Police Constable Mrs. Annie Wells Well StreetG. Weston The Woodlands FarmerT. WestonCaptain Whadcoat Langham CottageT. Williams LabourerP. Williamson The RookeryF. Williamson Langham Lodge FarmerC. Williamson General Carter & GrazierG. Williamson Farmer W.H. Williamson PlatelayerF. Williamson Coal MerchantJ. Wilson Back Lane W. WrightA. Wright Labourer
Kelly’s Directory - Langham 1908 Area 2,920 acres. Assetable value £5,925. Population in 1901 634Letters arrive from Oakham by mail cart at 6.45a.m. & 12.30p.m. - dispatched 11.55a.m. & 6.55p.m.No delivery on Sunday. - Carrier to Oakham Mrs Rogers from Whissendine - Saturday. Mrs Hamlyn - Old Hall RW Baker Maj. Brocklehurst Col. David Burn The Firs Miss FinchMrs M Hubbard Rev. GJ Pattinson Mrs Quickfall Matthew SteeleJoseph McLelland - school master Baker:Steel BenjaminBlacksmith:Sewell Fred ThorpeButcher:Munday Tom butcher & grazierBoot & Shoe:Clayton AlfredJackson WilliamSpringthorpe JohnCarpenter, Joiner:Austin John (& wheelwright)Bristowe WilliamDomestic:Casterton Frances (laundress) Farmers &/or Graziers:Almond William farmer & rate collectorLeadenham George (exec. of) Rocott LodgeBartram Charles The WoodlandsHarris HerbertHarris Sarah & SonsHubbard HerbertHubbard William farmer & grazierKingston George butcher & farmerLaxton Samuel farmer & grazierEdgson Henry grazier & sexton Harding John farm bailiffIsaac George grazier & Post OfficeClancy Timothy (stud groom (SG))Davenport John (SG)Mantle Sarah farmer & grazierRouse Thomas grazier Rudkin John carter & grazierSharman GeorgeSharman LeonardSmith John farmer & grazierSmith William farmer & grazierSwingler Thomas & Son farmer & graziersWalters Henry corn merchantWilliamson John grazierNourish Eb. threshing machine proprietorRevell Bob dairymanGrocer:Sewell JohnTidd DavidPublicans:Simmons George Noel Arms InnNeedham William Wheatsheaf Inn & cattle dealerMarshall Edwin Black Horse Inn & farmerParry Henry H brewer, wine & spirit merchantRuddle George manager breweryRetail:Colbourn William (brewery traveller)Mantle Edwin & Martha bakers & piemakersSewell Elijah picture frame makerStorer George jobbing gardenerSwingler Thomas (jnr) assurance agent
Whites Directory - Langham 1877Almond, CharlesCarpenter & wheelwrightBaker Edward GeorgeBrewer, Freer, Major Daniel GeorgeManor House Harris, JamesBrewery agentHubbard, Miss AnnHubbard Chas & WmCattle dealers Mott, Henry,Master British School Nash, DanielTown missionary Nettleship, Mary Ann,Mistress National School Powell, JosephBrewery agent Sherwin, WilliamStonemasonSmith, Jno, Master, National SchoolSmith, WilliamTailorInns & Taverns:Black HorsePeter Cunnington Noel ArmsJane Prideaux Wheat SheafJohn SharmanBakers:Adcock, Joseph;Bown, Robert; (& corn miller)Mantle, Royce;Beerhouses:Adcock, Joseph;Shuttlewood, Joel;Blacksmiths:Chambers, Humphrey;Fowler, George;Sewell, William;Butchers:Munday,Thomas;Riley, William;Rudkin, John;
Harrod & Co Directory - Langham1870The parish contains 2,772 acres of land, of which the Earl of Gainsborough and Lord Aveland are the chief owners. The population is about 600 inhabitants.Mrs Charlotte AlmondJoseph GoodacreMrs HoughRev Henry JohnstonMrs Sarah MayMrs Augusta Rudkin Mrs Mary Ann WoodsGeneral TradesBaker:Adcock, Joseph;Louth, Mrs Mary;Mantle, Royce;Bown, Robert (miller, postmaster)Brewer:Baker, Edward G;Blacksmith:Chambers, Charles;Fowler, George;Sewell, William;Boot & Shoe Maker:Fowler, John;Gale, Thomas;Howsden, James;Thorpe, EdwardBricklayer & Builder:Sherwin, William;Butcher:Munday, Thomas;Riley, William;Wright, Francis;Carpenter/JoinerFaulks, George;Stimpson, Benjamin;Stimpson, William; (Shop Keeper)Cattle Dealer:Hubbard, Charles;Hubbard, William;Grocer:Nettleship, Thomas;Powell, Joseph;Market Gardener:Meadows, Nathaniel;Publican:Cunnington, Peter; (Black Horse)Gale, William; (Wheatsheaf Inn)Prideaux, Jane; (Noel Arms)Shuttlewood, Joel; (Beer retailer) Tailor:Munday, Thomas;Wheelwright:Almond, CharlesFarmersCharles AlmondEdward G BakerCharles T ChapmamWilliam CoxMrs Harriet HayesHenry HayesJohn Hill - landownerEdward HubbardJames HubbardJ HubbardCharles JohnsonSamuel LaxtonGeorge LeadenhamWilliam Lough Matthias MantleMrs Elizabeth RoyceJohn SharmanWilliam Sharrad Mrs Sarah SmithGeorge StaffordFrancis StanhopeThomas Swingler Mrs M.A. WilliamsonJoseph Wood
Whites Directory - Langham 1863Carpenter & WheelwrightAlmond, CharlesBrewer, Manor HouseBaker, Edward GeorgeMilitaryFreer, Major Daniel GeorgeBrewery agentHarris, JamesHubbard, Miss AnnCattle dealersHubbard Chas & WmBritish SchoolMott, Henry, masterTown MissionaryNash, DanielNational SchoolNettleship, Mary Ann, mistress Brewery AgentPowell, JosephStonemasonSherwin, WilliamMaster, National SchoolSmith, Jno,TailorSmith, WilliamInns & TavernsBlack Horse Peter Cunnington Noel Arms Jane Prideaux Wheat Sheaf John SharmanBakersAdcock, Joseph Bown, Robert (& corn miller)Mantle, RoyceBeerhousesAdcock, JosephShuttlewood, Joel BlacksmithsChambers, HumphreyFowler, George Sewell, WilliamButchers Munday,ThomasRiley, William Rudkin, JohnFarmers & GraziersAlmond, CharlesAlmond, Charlotte Almond, FrancesBaker Edw G Hayes, HarrietHubbard, Frances Hubbard, John (& maltster)Johnson, Charles Laxton, SamuelLeadenham, Geo Mantle MatthiasPorter, John Riley, ThomasRoyce, Mary Ann Rudkin, Henry J (& maltster)Sharpe, Peter Sharrad, WilliamStafford, George Stanhope, FrancesSwingler, Thomas Williamson, AnnWilliamson, John Woods, JosephGrocersHayes, Henry (& postmaster)Hibbett, PhoebeJohnson, JohnRoyce, John WShoemakersFowler, JohnThorpe, EdwardTowell, William
Adcock, Joseph - Baker and beer retailerAlmond, Charles; Farmer and grazierAlmond, Charles; WheelwrightAlmond, John; WhitesmithAngwin, Benjamin; Master of National SchoolBullimore, John; GrazierCampbell, Donald; Master of Free SchoolCasterton, John; GrazierChambers, Humphrey; BlacksmithChapman, John; Farmer and grazierCox, William; Farmer and grazierCoy, Thomas; Cattle dealer and grazierCunnington, Peter; ‘Black Horse’Dain, Horace; Farmer and grazierDorman, Thomas; Farmer and grazierFaulks, Joseph; CarpenterFaulks, Thomas; CarpenterFowler, Frances; (Mrs.), PostmistressFowler, George; BlacksmithFowler, John; Boot and shoemakerHayes, Henry; ShopkeeperHayes, Philip; Farmer and grazier Crowcot LodgeHoulden, Harriet (Mrs.); FarmerHubbard, Frances (Miss.); GrazierHubbard, James; Farmer and grazierHubbard, John; MaltsterHubbard, William; Cattle dealer and grazierInnocent, William; Baker and MillerJohnson, Charles; Farmer and grazierJohnson, John; ShopkeeperLaxton, Samuel; Farmer and grazierMantle, Matthias; Farmer and grazierMantle, Royce; Baker
Canterbury,whoselikenessnodoubt,formsa corbeltooneofthearches.Theparticular BaptistsandWesleyanMethodistshaveeachplace ofworship.TheBritishschool,erectedin1841,by theEarlofGainsborough,isaneatbuilding,inthe Swissstyle;andwiththeexceptionofasmall weeklypaymentfromtheparentsofthechildren, itiswhollysupportedbyhisLordship,whoisLord oftheManor;anationalschoolwasbuiltalsoby thepresentvicarin1843.Therearemany excellentcharitiesintheparish.Thenumberof acres is 3500, and the population in 1851, was 628.RanksboroughHill,1½milesnorth-west,wasthe seatofaRomanestablishment.Crowcot(Rocott) is a farm.
Meadow, Nathanial; BakerMunday, Thomas; Butcher and TailorNettleship, Mary (Mrs.); Mistress of National SchoolPrideaux, John; ‘Noel Arms’Riley, Thomas; GrazierRiley, William; ButcherRoyce, Elizabeth (Mrs.); GrazierRudkin, Henry John; Farmer, grazier and maltsterRudkin, John; GrazierRudkin, John Henry; ButcherRose, John; Beer retailer – Langham PlaceSewell, John; WeaverSharman, Joseph; ‘Wheatsheaf’Sharpe, Peter; GrazierSharrard, William; Farmer and grazierShaw, John; Farmer and grazierSherwin, Martha (Mrs.) ShopkeeperSherwin, Samuel; StonemasonShuttlewood, Joel; GrazierSmith, John; GrazierSmith, William; Farmer and grazierSnowdin, William; Farmer Crowcot LodgeStafford, George; Farmer and grazierStanhope, Francis; FarmerStimson, Benjamin; CarpenterStimson, William; CarpenterSwingler, Thomas; Farmer and GrazierThorpe, Richard; Boot and ShoemakerTowell, William; ‘Royal Oak’Towell, William; Boot and ShoemakerWilliamson, John; Farmer and GrazierWilliamson, Mary Ann (Mrs.) Farmer and Grazier
Post Office – Mrs. Frances Fowler, receiver. Letters arrive from Oakham at 8am and dispatched at 5pm. The nearest money order office is at Oakham.
Public Schools: –Free, Donald Campbell, master: Mrs. Mary Nettleship, mistress.National, (for boys only). Benjamin Angwin, master.
Kelly’s Directory 1855
Notes: Crowcot = Rocott;Parish 2918.4 acres; Langham is eight miles South East of Melton Mowbray;