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Hertfordshire is a medium sized county on the northern border of Greater London. The main occupation of the county was agriculture, mostly in crops for the London markets, including cereals, turnips and fruit. By the early part of the 19th century the county's cotton and silk industries had declined but straw plaiting for hats was a major industry during the period, reaching a peak in the 1870's then declining rapidly. Malt production, flour milling, lime kilns and paper making were the other main industries.

Pigot's Directory of 1839 describes the county thus: "The climate of Hertfordshire is considered most salubrious, and the air is generally mild; ... These advantages, with the general beauty of the county, the goodness of the roads, and the almost uninterrupted fertility of the soil, have been the means of making this county a favourite residence, and inducing great numbers of wealthy persons to purchase lands for building villas ..."

In 1800 the population of Hertfordshire was around 100,000, increasing to around 250,000 by 1900. Towns with a population of over 2,000 in 1831 were Bishop's Stortford, Cheshunt, Chipping Barnet, Hatfield, Rickmansworth, Sawbridgeworth, Standon, Tring and Ware, while Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Hitchin and St. Albans had more than 5,000 inhabitants.

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More informationSt Albans Borough Officers1307-188901/11/2009Search this document
More informationBishops Stortford Vicars and Parish Officers1332-188101/2/2010Search this document
More informationBishops Stortford Monumental Inscriptions1411-188211/2/2010Search this document
More informationHistory of Watford1545-188302/12/2009Search this document
More informationExelby, William, of North Mims1563-161817/5/2013Search this document
More informationSt Albans Corporation Minutes PtC1585-168606/11/2009Search this document
More informationSt. Albans Grammar School Accounts1587-163524/5/2009Search this document
More informationHertfordshire Taverns 16361636-163613/5/2009Search this document
More informationBishops Stortford Church Accounts PtA1640-178517/6/2010Search this document
More informationBishops Stortford Inhabitants 16421642-164208/6/2009Search this document
More informationSt. Albans Grammar School Accounts PtB1646-168517/6/2009Search this document
More informationSt Albans Corporation Minutes PtB1687-183404/11/2009Search this document
More informationHerts dissenters and papists rolls1689-181217/8/2008Search this document
More informationHertfordshire signatories - loyalty to King William IV1696-169619/8/2008Search this document
More informationHerts Sessions Records Vol2A1699-179007/5/2009Search this document
More informationHerts Session Records 7A1700-171816/8/2008Search this document
More informationHerts drover & badger licences1700-171017/8/2008Search this document
More informationHerts JPs 1700-17521700-175216/8/2008Search this document
More informationHerts Sacrament Certif. 1702-17061702-170615/8/2008Search this document
More informationMisc. Herts Rolls - Oaths of Allegiance1702-173219/8/2008Search this document
More informationHerts Gamekeepers1711-17521711-175216/8/2008Search this document
More informationHerts Session Records 7B1719-175216/8/2008Search this document
More informationHerts Oaths of Allegiance 17231723-172317/8/2008Search this document
More informationHertfordshire Rebellion Association 17451745-174519/8/2008Search this document
More informationHerts Session Records Vol8A1752-177429/8/2008Search this document
More informationHerts Session Records Vol8 Misc Appendices1752-179929/8/2008Search this document
More informationHerts Register Gamekeepers1752-179829/8/2008Search this document
More informationSt Albans Sessions Records Pt A1758-180016/8/2008Search this document
More informationHerts Sacrament Certificates1761-179529/8/2008Search this document
More informationHerts Session Records Vol8B1775-179929/8/2008Search this document
More informationHerts Game Licences 1784-991784-179929/8/2008Search this document
More informationHerts Sessions Records Vol2B1790-181411/5/2009Search this document
More informationBarnet Association1792-179211/5/2009Search this document
More informationHertfordshire Directory 1793-8, Universal1793-179819/5/2009Search this document
More informationHertfordshire Game Licences1799-180505/3/2010Search this document
More informationHertfordshire Gamekeepers1799-180509/3/2010Search this document
More informationHertfordshire Sessions Vol9 PtA1799-181620/2/2010Search this document
More informationHertfordshire Misc. Docs. Relating to Roads1799-183013/3/2010Search this document
More informationHertfordshire JPs1799-183304/3/2010Search this document
More informationHertfordshire Dissenters & Papists1800-183101/3/2010Search this document
More informationSt Albans Sessions Records, Pt B1800-184016/8/2008Search this document
More informationHertfordshire Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses1805-183203/3/2010Search this document
More informationHertfordshire Directory 1811, Holden1811-181106/5/2009Search this document
More informationHertfordshire Petty Sessions Convictions1812-181822/2/2010Search this document
More informationHerts Sessions Records Vol2C1815-185015/5/2009Search this document
More informationHertfordshire Vagrants1816-182024/2/2010Search this document
More informationHerfordshire Sessions Records Vol 9B1817-182612/3/2010Search this document
More informationHertfordshire Sacrament Certificates 1825-18281825-182827/2/2010Search this document
More informationHerfordshire Sessions Records Vol 9C1826-183315/3/2010Search this document
More informationSt Albans Corporation Minutes PtA1835-188902/11/2009Search this document
More informationHertfordshire Directory 1839, Pigot1839-183916/5/2009Search this document
More informationWatford Directory 1883-4, Williams1883-188418/11/2009Search this document
More informationWatford & Bushey Directory 1933, Peacock1933-193316/8/2010Search this document
More informationHerts - Watford District Directory 1933 PtA, Peacock1933-193313/8/2010Search this document
More informationHerts - Watford & District Organisations Directory 19331933-193307/8/2010Search this document

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