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County Maps - Essex, Kent & Sussex

An incredibly useful resource! High quality digitised maps that you can zoom into and see the finest detail.

Essex 1610, 1695, 1852, 1874, 1892, 1895, 1917, 1925 and 1933

Colchester 1892

Kent 1695, 1852, 1903, 1922 and 1930

Sussex 1695, 1840, 1852, 1878 and 1930

Battle of Hastings

Brighton 1909

Chichester 1909

Ref 0007-9 Price £11.90.

essex highways byways and waterways Essex: Highways, Byways and Waterways - Charles Raymond Booth Barrett 1893. Containing 254 pages and 114 pen-and-ink sketches. A unique window on Essex in the late 19th century Ref IE5099 Price £13.50
companion into essex Companion into Essex 1938 Herbert W. Tompkins. Containing some 267 pages and 16 plates from photographs by George Young. Provides detailed topographical and biographical information for Essex. Ref IE5084 Price £13.50
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 £16.60.
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