WHAT IS A DIRECTORY?
List Addresses by Street with the name and occupation of the Head of the household - reads something like a census.
List Names in Alphabetical order of Surname with details of address and sometimes profession.
Present the Trades in Alphabetical order with the name and address of each Tradesman (a pre-cursor of today's Yellow Pages!)
An Alphabetical list of Tradesmen, with either their home or work address.
Details of the Titled or Professional residents of a Town.
Post Office Directories
Provide information on Trades people and Private Residents and cover a larger area, especially the villages surrounding a Town.