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the lives and actions of most noted highwaymen, street-robbers and pirates The Lives and Actions of the Most Noted Highwaymen, Street-Robbers, Pirates etc - Captain Charles Johnson 1839. Containing biographical sketches and accounts of the actions of more than 120 highwaymen and pirates, this work continues to be one of the most influential works on the genre. This is perhaps the best-known work on the subject. Ref IE5091 Price £20.50
The Constitution of England
The Constitution of England. Written by J.L. De Lolme, Advocate and Citizen of Geneva. Published 1822. First written in French and published in Holland this is the English translation. An account of the English government in which it is compared to the republican form of government and the other monarchies in Europe.The first part of the book is a survey of the various powers included in the English constitution and the laws both in civil and criminal cases. Part two is a view of the advantages of the English government and of the rights and liberties of the people. There is also confirmation by reference to facts of the principles contained within the work.A candid description of English government in the early nineteenth century. Ref 1167 Price £13.50
Burns Justice of the Pearce and Parish Officer 1869
Burn's Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer 1869. 5 Volumes. Superb reference books which illustrate just how much the Victorian era changed everybody's lives through legislation. An absolutely enormous set of five volumes, running to approximately 7,500 pages. Ref 1008 Price £47.90
Justice of the peace and parish officer
The Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer 1800. By Richard Burn, LL.D.The laws of the time and how they applied to our ancestors. Absolutely fascinating in all respects!Apprentices, bastardy, rights of settlement, transportation, vagrancy, servants, etc. - every possible subject and in great detail, organised in alphabetical order by subject. Ref 1000 Price £24.50
The complete parish officer 1772
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 £17.70
The triumphs of steam
The Triumphs of Steam. A fascinating history of steam engines containing information about the use of steam powered engines in everything from the cotton mills to locomotives.The harnessing of steam power completely revoutionised the whole world of industry and transport and would have affected virtually all of our ancestors in some way. This type of book helps you to understand the world our forebears lived in and how events impacted upon their lives. Ref 1047 Price £14.50
The old engravers of england The Old Engravers of England. 48 illustrations.Malcolm C Salaman traces the art of copper plate engraving through the most interesting period of its history, from its introduction in the middle of the sixteenth century to its climax at the end of the eighteenth.From the prefaceThere is a charm about old prints quite apart from their quality as engravings. They are links of intimacy with bygone times. The printed page may stir us with vivid passages of history, or quicken our imaginations with the social sidelight or the contemporary gossip of personal or fashionable import, but the prints of the period bring us at once eye to eye with the people themselves. In a word the prints revive for us the human atmosphere of a past age. Ref 1240 Price £12.90
the 1873 return of owners of land Return of Owners of Land - 1873 England. In 1873 there was a national survey of all land owners covering all of the counties in England (and Wales). All those who owned 1 acre or more were listed in this government publication, together with the address/location, the amount of land and its value. (The survey did not include central London, although of course, the majority of the areas of counties such as Middlesex, Surrey, etc. are included).Therefore these immense volumes prodvide an invaluable source of information for historians and genealogists. Each county volume is available on a separate CD (see the directory section of the relevant county page in the catalogue). This product is the combined edition covering all English counties (includes Monmouthshire) and it is much better value than the individual CDs. Ref 0213-S Price £34.90
heraldic cases in the court of chivalry Reports of Heraldic Cases in The Court of Chivalry. 1623-1732 Transcripts from civil court cases of genealogical and heraldic interest from incredibly rare documents. In some cases the full details of the case are given, however the main content describes the people involved and their circumstances. For example:MASCALL v. SOLE 22 August 1637.1. Abraham Tomlyn of Sevenoaks, co. Kent, miller; lived there for 20 years; born at Marwood co. Kent, aged 30.2. Joan Gardner, wife of John gardner of Rethered, co. Kent, blacksmith; lived there for 5 years; born at Wadhurst, co Sussex; aged 303. Robert Hide of Rethered, innholder; lived there for 5 years; born at Rolvenden, co Kent aged 35.4. Edmund Puttenden of Sevenoaks, innholder; lived there for 7 years, born at Rolvended; aged 40 Other people named in this one case were from Gloucestershire and Sussex with occupations such as cordwainer. There are many, many ordinary people here, from all parts of the country, all of them easy to find due to the superb index.Kindly loaned by The Harleian Society.Ref 8103 Price £17.80
Mumimenta heraldica Mumimenta Heraldica 1484-1984. Published in 1984 to commemorate the five-hundredth anniversay of the first incorporation of the College of Arms, this is an anthology of the texts of the royal letters patent granted to the College together with constitutional documents relating to the College, the Earl Marshal and the Officers of Arms. Ref 8100 Price £17.70
English surnames English Surnames - Their Sources and Significations. Bardsley 1875 An excellent book for family historians researching the background of arguably the most important aspect of their research... the meaning and origin of the very names that they are researching.The author explores many different avenues, patronymic, local and occupational surnames, names of office and even nicknames as well as instances of names. Ref 0506 Price £17.80
The complete english lawyer The Complete English Lawyer (or Every Man his Own Lawyer). 1820 John Gifford A fabulous reference book which covers all aspects of the law, taxes and legal processes at the time of its publication in 1820. It gives details of laws, taxes, and statutes that *all* of our ancestors were subject to and the penalties which they could expect to receive if those laws were broken. Details pertaining to the poor laws and parish settlement, matrimonial, libel, bankruptcy, wills and many, many other subjects are covered. Every species of public offences and their punishments are covered (a great many of the punishments involve either death or a very long priod of transportation) plus details of every single tax applicable, even 'hair powder tax'! In the appendix is a section which shows various sample contracts that people would have signed when renting a house or land. With over 800 pages of invaluable information this is an absolutely superb book and one which should be in the collection of all family historians, without exception. Ref 0871 Price £20.80
The social work of the salvation army An Account of the Social Work of The Salvation Army. - H Rider Haggard.Published in 1910 a superb account of the good works of The Salvation Army written by the great novelist H. Rider Haggard (author of King Solomon's Mines).Details of the shelters for the poor and homeless, work with ex-convicts, assisted emigration, and many, many other subjects. Ref 0602 £14.40
Owens book of fairs 1824 Owen's New Book of Fairs 1824.
"A complete and authentic account of all of the fairs in England and Wales, as they have been settled to be held since the alteration of the style. Noting likewise the commodities which each fair is remarkable for furnishing; also the days on which markets are respectively held; with the distances from London; and the number of Members which each place sends to Parliament."e.g. "Newark: Friday in Midlent, May 14, Whit-Tuesday, Aug. 2, and every other Wednesday, for cattle and sheep. Nov. 1 for horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, linen and woollen cloth. Monday before Dec. 11 horses, cattle, sheep and pigs." Ref 0502 Price £11.80
Parish register abstract 1831 Parish Register Abstract 1831. In 1831 an Act of Parliament was passed "for taking an account of the population of Great Britain, and of the increase or dimunition thereof".A survey was taken of the England, Wales and the offshore islands (excluding Scotland and Ireland) of all parish registers to count the number of baptisms, marriages and burials from the year 1821 to 1830. The government then published the results of this survey in 1833. This rare book contains the results for each county:Tables of the number of baptisms, marriages and burials (male and female) in each district (hundred). Lists of pre 1813 registers in each parish (with dates of the registers) Chart with the county summary of baptisms, marriages and burialsAges of the persons buried in the county (1813 to 1830) (Deaths by age) Table of mortality rates (living & died, male and female and by percentage) Proportion of burials to the population ((1801 to 1830)Report on increase in population 1801-1811, 1811-1821, 1821-1831 County map with population figures and baptism, marriage, burial numbers (1801, 1811, 1821 & 1831) for each district (hundred).There is also a fascinating report on the number and proportion of illegitimate children in 1830. Radnor featuring worst with one in seven births being illegitimate (100), Pembrokeshire 1 in 8 (210), Glamorgan 1 in 10 (275); and at the other end of the scale, Middlesex with 1 in 38 (905) being illegitimate. This excellent book of 500 large format pages will be of immense interest to genealogists and historians, especially those studying the development of the population of England and Wales during the early part of the 1800s. Ref 1072 Price £20.80
Hones works Hone's Works - Year Book 1832. A fabulous collection of articles, letters, biographies and other material relating to all manner of events and people in 1832, this is one of those books which one can open at random and instantly become engrossed.Some of the subjects covered seem extremely strange indeed but the whole point of a book such as this is that it gives one a fascinating glimpse of what society was like and the kind of things that will have impacted on our ancestors' lives.Ref 0787 Price £20.80
Hones table book Hone's Table Book - William Hone 1841.
After completing his 'Every Day Book' Hone undertook this work which is a fascinating series of articles on just about every subject imaginable. For instance;The Barber.'Barbers are distinguished by peculiarities appertaining to no other class of men. They have a caste, and are a race of themselves. The members of this ancient and gentle profession - foul befall the libeller who shall designate it a trade - are mild, peaceable, cheerful, polite and communicative............'Tommy Bell of Houghton-le-Spring, Durham.'This is an eccentric, good-humoured character - a lover of the chirruping cup - and a favourite of the pitmen of Durham.'This is one of those books that will never fail to entertain the reader.Ref 0786 Price £20.80
Members of Parliament 1213-1874 Members of Parliament 1213-1874. In the years 1876 and 1877, two orders were passed in the House of Commons, that a Return should be made of the names of every Member of Parliament of England [and Wales], Scotland and Ireland "from so remote a Period as can be obtained" up to the present day. This was duly carried out, and an official government publication was printed in two volumes in 1878. Here we have those two volumes, which describe, for each year's Parliament, in county order, the names of those members, the date of the return, and the county, city, borough or place served. Each of these huge volumes contains over 600 pages of small print in two columns.Part 1: Parliaments of England 1213-1702 Part 2: Parliaments of Great Britain 1707-1796; Parliaments of The United Kingdom 1801-1874; Parliaments and Conventions of the Estates of Scotland 1357-1707; Parliaments of Ireland 1559-1800. Ref 0527 Price £20.80
index to phillimores parish registers

Index to Phillimore's Parish Registers. Two PDF files created by Family History Research Limited to serve as an index to the marriages on the 29 English Phillimore Parish Register CDs.

Both files contain the names of the parishes included in each county and the dates covered by Phillimore's transcriptions of the marriage registers. One file is sorted by the name of the parish and the other file is sorted by county.

Please note that names of people are not included, these files are indexes of places and dates only.

The Counties included are Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumberland, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, London, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire and Yorkshire West Riding.

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