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Middlesex and Hertfordshire Notes and Queries 1896-1898

Middlesex and Hertfordshire Notes and Queries 1896-1898 Three books on one CD.

The "Notes and Queries" series of books are full of interesting local history articles and genealogy interest. You can think of them as being similar to today's family history society or local history society journals.

A large amount of useful research material.

Ref 1360 Price £11.90.

 

the gentlemans magazine library 1731-1868

The Gentleman's Magazine Library 1731-1868, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex and Monmouthshire 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 topographical articles but edited and indexed them into county specific order. Each of Gomme's works contains between two and four separate counties, except for the London volumes.

An absolute goldmine of information about Middlesex, its people and its places.

Ref 0782 Price £14.75

 

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.
memorial of old middlesex Memorials of Old Middlesex - Perry 1909 Published in 1909 this is a wonderful history of the county of Middlesex in ancient times.

It contains details of the origin and evolution of the towns, folklore and customs, Middlesex schools, old county families, changes in land ownership and much more.
Ref 0982 Price £18.25
middlesex county records - sessions books Middlesex County Records - Sessions Books 1689-1709 A continuation of the earlier works by the Middlesex Record Society.

Unique accounts of criminal and civil proceedings in London and Middlesex which involve people from all over the country.
Ref 0831 Price £14.75
fulham old and new Fulham Old & New - Charles James Feret 1900 A surerb and incredibly detailed historical and topographical study of this ancient parish with wonderful maps, illustrations and photographs to illustrate the world in which your ancestors lived.
Ref 0897 Price £26.50
middlesex county records Middlesex County Records III Edward V1 (1549 to 1603) Published in four volumes by the Middlesex Record Society. Printed transcripts of Middlesex Sessions Rolls from 1549 to 1603 including indictments, coroner's inquests, post mortem's and recognizances.

Unique accounts of criminal and civil proceedings in London and Middlesex which involve people from all over the country. A superb index in each volume helps to locate both names and places.
Ref 0889 Price £22.00
A Calender to the Feet of Fines for London & Middlesex, Richard I - Elizabeth I
A Calender to the Feet of Fines for London & Middlesex, Richard I - Elizabeth I. Ancient records of land and property ownership in London and Middlesex from 1189 to 1569 which often have important genealogical information within them.

These types of documents, along with the taxation records and wills are the only way to obtain valuable clues and so they are incredibly important to historians and genealogists alike.

A random example:

Michelmas 1510. William Lowthe, James Spencer and Robert Sayles 'and' Edmund Wotton and Matilda, his wife one of the daughters and heirs of William Palmer. Premises in Harowe and Pynnore. Ref 0890 Price £18.25
Lyson's. The Environs of London
Lyson's. The Environs of London being a Historical Account of the Towns, Villages and Hamlets within Twelve Miles of the Capital. The full set of this incredibly rare and expensive set of books. This is probably one of the most useful London history books ever written and has been an invaluable reference tool for generations of eminent London historians.

Superb historical account of towns, villages and hamlets within twelve miles of the capital with numerous references to family names, extract from registers and dozens of beautiful illustrations. Each volume carries its own excellent index.

Originally published in 1791, this set has been bound into six books with the contents as follows.

Volume one - part one: The County of Surrey

Volume one - part two: The Counties of Kent, Esex and Hertfordshire

Volume two - part two: The County of Middlesex, Hornsey and Wilsdon

Volume three: Those parishes in the County of Middlesex which are not described in The Environs of London

Volume four: The Counties of Hertfordshire, Essex and Kent

The book was kindly loaned to the Project by the London borough of Barnet Archives. Ref 0853 Price £25.75
district handpayers guide and almanack
District Handpayers Guide and Almanack. For Bowes Park, Palmers Green, Southgate, Winchmore Hill and New Southgate in 1911

This little book is bursting full of information. It contains essays on the problems of unemployment, the charitable work carried out for the poor and destitute, children, animals, insane and more, which provides an insight into views at the time. It also has details such as the postage regulations, local adverts, lists of official persons, voting and population statistics and notes comparing Middlesex county to the rest of the country. There is a section on salaries listing the earnings of every government employee from gardeners to clerks. Lists of societies, sports teams and other entertainment. It also contains a large historical notes section.

This is a handbook explaining the whole workings, services and expenditure of government in Middlesex in 1911. A great way to piece together what it was really like to live in Middlesex at this time.

Includes a fold out map of the long gone tramway system.
Ref 0601 Price £12.25
acton middlesex 1912 by king baker
Acton, Middlesex - By W. King Baker 1912. Published in 1912 this is an excellent historical and topographical portrait of this once rural Middlesex village which is now part of greater London.

This book has been extremely well researched and contains dozens of illustrations and photographs of Acton throughout the ages.
Ref 0861 Price £18.25
middlesex little guide
Middlesex: Little Guide. First published in 1906 this guide book is indeed little in size but it contains an enormous amount of information about the whole of the county. Each place is described in great detail and there are lots of photographs and plates of towns and villages in Middlesex. General information about the county includes situation and boundaries, extent and population, physical features and scenery, geology, rainfall, woods and commons, history, agriculture and industries, rivers and waterways, roads and green lanes, railways and antiquitaries. There is also an incredibly detailed map of Middlesex.

The following is a list of all the places covered:
Action, Alperton, Bedfont, Bedford Park, Brentford, Brent Street, Brondesbury, Bushey Park, Childs Hill, Chiswick, Collin Dale, Colnbrook, Colney Hatch, Cowley, Cranford, Cricklewood, Crouch End, Dollis, Ealing, Eastcote, Edgeware, Edmonton, Enfield, Feltham, Finchley, Friern Barnet, Golders Green, Greenford, Gunnersbury, Hadley, Halliford, Hampton, Hampton Court, Hanwell, Hanworth, Harefield, Harlsden, Harlington, Harmondsworth, Harringay, Harrow on the Hill, Hayes, Headstone Manor, Hendon, Heston, Highgate, Hillingdon, Hornsey, Horsendon Hill, Hounslow, Ickenham, Isleworth, Kenton, Kilburn, Kingsbury, Laleham, Littleton, Mill Hill, Neasden, New Southgate, Northolt, Northwood, Norwood, Osterley House, Page Street, Perivale, Pinner, Ponders End, Preston, Roxeth, Ruislip. Shepherds Bush, Shepperton, Southall, Southgate, Souths Mimms, Staines, Stanmore, Stanwell, Strand on the Green, Stroud Green, Sudbury, Sunbury, Syon House, Teddington, The Hyde, Tottenham, Turnham Green, Twickenham, Twyford, Uxbridge, Wembley, West Drayton, Whetstone, Whitchurch, Whitton, Willesden, Winchmore Hill, Wood Green and Yiewsley
Ref 0612 Price £12.25
highways and byways in middlesex
Highways and Byways in Middlesex. This book will always be popular with those having ancestors from Middlesex.

Written in 1909 by Walter Jerrold and with illustrations by Hugh Thompson, it gives a tour around all of the towns and villages explaining their history, antiquities, churches and people. Fascinating reading and great background for your family history. Ref 1218 Price £14.75
the beauties of england and wales - middlesex
The Beauties of England and Wales - Middlesex An historical, commercial and descriptive survey of the metropolis of Great Britain including sketches of it's environs and a topographical account of the most remarkable places in Middlesex.

Illustration with engravings this book, by Norris Brewer, gives a historical description of every place in Middlesex. Very detailed and fully searchable, including a place name index, this CD will proce intriguing to those with Middlesex ancestors who want to know more than just names and dates.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies.
Ref 1237 Price £14.75
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