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|The Gentleman's Magazine Library 1731-1868, Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The original Gentleman's Magazine contained articles on a vast array of subjects, including lots of wonderful topographical pieces. In 1891 George Gomme republished all of these topograhical articles but edited and indexed them into county specific order. Each of Gomme's works contains between two and four separate counties, with a single common index. An absolute goldmine of information about the county, its people and its places. Ref 0770 Price £14.50.|
|The Complete Parish Officer 1772. This is one of the most important resources that we have seen, and one that should be of great interest to all family historians. Published in 1772 it was the handbook of the duties and responsibilities of the Parish Officer. It includes the duties of the overseers of the poor, the power in relieving, employing and settling, etc. of poor persons; the laws relating to the poor, and settlements, and the statutes concerning masters and servants. The right of Settlement was something that was of great concern to all of our ancestors. Basically, to be able to have right of settlement in a parish, one had to be born there, married there or serving an apprenticeship there. Proof was all-important, especially if a person became destitute and needed support from the parish. Parish officers would have people literally evicted and transported to another parish under such circumstances. What happened about bastardy? What obligations does an apprentice have to his master and vice-versa? This book describes it all, together with the supporting laws.Other sections of the book include the authority and duty of constables, tithingmen, etc.; churchwardens, how they should be chosen, their duties, church accounts, repairing of churches, etc. There are some very interesting punishments for not attending church and keeping to the rules! There is a section on surveying the highways, Scavengers, methods of taxation of the highways, and laws. And finally, the duties and powers of Watchmen. Ref 0766 Price £16.60.|
Highways and Byways in Buckinghamshire - 1910
Originally published in London in 1910 by MacMillan and Co.
The original publication contains more than 340 printed pages and almost one hundred pen and ink drawings.
Clement Shorter undertook more than twenty five tours on which he reported in Highways and Byways in Buckinghamshire, which included the following places in his itenary; Aylesbury and Thame, Aston, Brill, Quamendon and Quainton, Tring, Wendover, Great Missenden, Amersham, High and West Wycombe.
Ref IE5043 Price £13.90
Murray's Handbook for Travellers in Berks, Bucks and Oxfordshire 1882 The third edition of this popular book presented as a fully searchable CD-Rom. This series of books was renowned worldwide for setting the standard for independent travellers.
Ref IE5060 Price £14.50
Recollections of Old Country Life - J.K.Fowler 1894. A fascinating account of country life in the 1800s. Essentially about life in Buckinghamshire but equally applicable to many other english counties. Lots of anecdotes and stories about real people.
Kindly lent to The Archive CD Books project by Barney Tyrwhitt-Drake. Ref 0386 Price £12.60
|Parochial Antiquities on the Counties of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Two very large illustrated volumes by Kennett (1818). Describing churches and parishes in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Ref 0435 Price £24.50
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