Sundry British Directories, mainly for Speirs

Note – The Speirs spelling tends to originate in two major cities in Scotland, Glasgow and Edinburgh. First names such as Alexander, James and Robert, for example, are also common in Scotland.

Compiled by Ron Spiers, February 2004


Slater’s Important towns, 1847

John Spiers, 50 Shaw Street, Greenock, Scotland.


Gore’s Directory of Liverpool, 1853

Alexander Speirs, engineer, 16 Juvenal Street, Liverpool.


Directory of Cheshire with Stalybridge, 1874

Mrs. Ann Speirs, stationer, bookseller and registry office for servants, 20 Regent Place, Birkenhead, Cheshire.


Post Office Directory of Essex, 1874

Rev. James Macartney Speirs, presbyterian, South Shoebury, Southend.


Post Office Directory, Surrey, 1878

Charles Speirs, oilman, 9 Upper Tulse Hill, Brixton.


Kelly’s Directory of Berkshire, 1887

Rev. Gerald Speirs Maxwell, M.A., curate, The Priory, St. Peter & St. Paul’s Church, Wantage.


Ward’s Directory of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1890

J.L.Speirs, surgeon, Longley Street, Westgate, Newcastle.

T. Speirs, innkeeper, the Plough, 9 Manor Chare, All Saints, Newcastle.

Mrs. D. Speirs, manageress, 182 Mill Lane, Elswick, Newcastle.

Mrs. A. Spires, clothier, 6 Milk Market, All Saints, Newcastle.

James Alfred Speirs, (W.J.S & J.A.S.S), 28 Grosvenor Place, Newcastle.

Thomas Speirs, commercial traveller, 25 Malvern Street, Newcastle.

Mrs. Amelia Spires, clothier, 6 Milk Market, Newcastle.

John Lindsay Speirs, surgeon, 1 Longley Street, Newcastle.


Post Office Directory of London, 1891

Swedenborg Society, James Speirs, manager, Bloomsbury Street, London.


Kelly’s Directory of Devon and Cornwall, 1893

Alexander Archibald Speirs, M.D., C.M., surgeon, Homeopathic Dispensary & Cottage Hospital, Union Street, Plymouth. Also, 6 Sussex Terrace, Plymouth.


Kelly’s Directory of Liverpool, 1894

Alexander Speirs, 44 Falkner Street.

Miss Clemantine Speirs, earthenware dealer, 241 Mill Street, Toxteth Park.

James Speirs, joiner, 99 Park Hill Road, Toxteth Park.

John Speirs, joiner, 8 Plevna Street, Toxteth Park.

Mrs Catherine Speirs, dressmaker, 140 Upper Huskinson Street.

James Speirs, sugar boiler, 63 Ogwen Street, Everton, Liverpool.

James Thomas Spiers, Chief Officer, 8 Merlin Street, Toxteth Park.

James Thomas Spiers, horseflesh dealer, 20 Great Crosshall Street, Toxteth Park.

Mrs. Mary Spiers, dogs meat dealer, 171 Park Road, Toxteth.

Spiers & Pond Ltd., restaurant and dining rooms, Central Station, Ranleigh Street.


Kelly’s Directory of Northumberland, 1894

Mrs Margaret Purves Speirs, Victoria Inn, 90 Castlegate, Berwick on Tweed.

John Spiers, Swan public house, 57 Castlegate, Berwick on Tweed.


Kelly’s Directory of Northumberland, 1894

Robert William Speirs, M.D., Westbridge House, Haltwhistle, Northumberland.


Kelly’s Directory of Monmouthshire & South Wales, 1895, 1914

Logie Alexander Graham Speirs, M.B., C.M.,Edin., Raglan, Newport, Monmouth.


Kelly’s Directory, London North, 1896

Mrs. Speirs, 27 Askew Road, Shepherd’s Bush.


Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire and Isle of Wight, 1899

Archibald Speirs, artificer, R.N., 44 Telephone Road, Portsmouth.

Montague Speer, engine room artificer, R.N., 29 Pittcroft Road, Portsmouth.


Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk, 1900

Speirs Hill Farm, Wortham (occupied by Sidney Witton, farmer).


Kelly’s N & E Ridings of Yorkshire, 1913

William Clark Speirs, M.B., Ch.B.,Edin,. Langhorne House, Beeth, Richmond, medical officer, Beeth Union  Workhouse, N. Riding.

Miss Madge MacLean Speirs, M.D. Glas., medical officer, Education Committee, 85 Beverley Road, Hull.


Wright’s Directory of Nottingham, 1913-14

Mrs. Elizabeth H. Speirs, nurse, 30 Latham Street, Commercial Road.


Kelly’s Directory of Cumberland and Westmorland, 1914

Mrs. Speirs, Vale View House, St. Bees, St. Cuthbert Without, Carlisle.


Post Office London Directory, 1914

Alexander Archibald Speirs, M.D., 82 Wimpole Street and 174 Haverstock Hill.


Post Office London Directory, (Banking), 1914

Hugh Speirs, manager, Branch of Reuters Telegram Co. Ltd, Madras, India.


Post Office London Directory, 1914

Lady Anne Speirs, 4 Hill Street, Berkeley Sq., London, and Houston House, Renfrewshire and Netleton House, Renfrewshire.

Alexander Archibald Haggart Speirs, 4 Hill Street, Berkeley Sq., London, and Houston House, Renfrewshire, and Netleton House, Renfrewshire, and Eastbury Manor, Compton, Guildford, Surrey.

Thomas Orr Speirs, M.D., 232 Old Kent Road, London, SE.

Speirs, Morton & Co., builders merchants, wholesale ironmongers, 16 & 18 Bucknall Street, WC.

Alex J. Spiers, 5 Bedesdale Mansions, 43 Canfield Gardens, London, NW.

Alfred Spiers, 111 West End Lane, Kilburn, NW.

Horace Russel Spiers, 13 Adelaide Road, NW.

Lewis Spiers, 12 Clapham Road, Islington, N.

Richard Phené Spiers, F.S.A., 21 Berners Street, WC.

Victor Spiers, M.A., 91 Holland Road, Kensington, W.

Walter Lewis Spiers, 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC.

William George Spiers, 5 Applegarth Road, West Kennsington, W.

Arthur Spyer, 14 Clarendon Court, Maida Vale, W

Edmund Solomon Spyer, 2 Austin Friars, WC

Edmund Spyer, 17 Grove End Road, NW.

Harry William Spyer, 31 Canfield Gardens, Hampstead, NW.

Miss Spyer, 21 Westbourne Terrace Road, W.

Walter Spyer, 4 Goldhurst Mansions, Goldhurst Terrace, NW.

Thomas George Spyers, 3 New Court, Carey Street, WC.


Kent’s Directory of Surrey, 1914

Reginald Spiers, 27 Park Hill Road, Croydon.

John Speirs, Aberlour, Ashburton Road, Croydon.

Charles William Speirs, The Chesters, Combe Road, Malden.

S. Spiers, Copleigh, Burgh Heath, Epsom.

S.N. Spiers, Mayfield, Hall Road, Wallington.

William J. Spiers, Brockenhurst, Prince of Wales Road, Carshalton.


Kelly’s Directory of Durham, 1914

John Lindsay Speirs, M.B., C.M., physician and medical officer, Gateshead West District,

266 Bensham Road, Gateshead.


Kelly’s Directory of Middlesex, 1914

Mrs. Speirs, The Haven, Grove Hill, Harrow.

John Reid Speirs, 9 The Avenue, Hornsey.

Alfred Spiers, 35 Woodlands Road, Wealdstone, Harrow.

Edward Spiers, Palms, Graham Road, Hendon

Edward Winter Spiers, 7 Lyndale Avenue, Child’s Hill, NW.

Mrs. Spiers, 3 Trafalgar Road, Twickenham.


Slater’s Directory of Altrincham, Cheshire & etc, 1914

Alexander Speirs, coppersmith, 22 Ventnor Avenue, A on M.

Spiers & Pond Ltd., refreshment contractors, Altrincham Railway Station.


Kelly’s Directory of Sussex, 1915

Mrs. Speirs, 34 Grafton Road, Worthing.

Rev. William Spiers, M.A., Victoria Road, Southwick, Brighton.

B. Spiers, Clovelly, Northcourt Road, Worthing.

J. Spiers, St. Saviours Road, St. Leonards.

Miss Spiers, 2 Alford Villas, The Green, Crowborough.

Misses Spiers, 48 Chapel Park Road, St. Leonards.

Capt. Alfred Ernest Speir, Nether-Walstead, Lindfield, Haywards Heath.