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The Gentlemans Magazine The Gentleman's Magazine Library 1731-1868, Shropshire and Somersetshire. 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 0778 Price £15.30.
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 0766gls Price £16.60.
Memorials of Old Shropshire Memorials of Old Shropshire. Published in 1906 this is a wonderful history of the ancient county of Shropshire from Anglo Saxon times.It contains details of the origin and evolution of the towns, folklore and customs, Shropshire schools, old county families and changes in land ownership, illustrious Salopians and much more. Also included is a map of the county. Ref 0396 Price £15.30.
Old maps of Shropshire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire and Shropshire

Maps - Vol 11 - Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire & Shropshire. An incredibly useful resource! Really high quality digitised maps that you can zoom in and in to see the finest detail.Illustrate your family history book by copying and pasting all or parts of these maps into your documents.

Gloucester 1610, 1914

Bristol 1794, 1886, 1897, 1914

Gloucestershire 1642, 1695, 1730, 1831, 1842, 1870, 1879, 1897, 1902,1910, 1914, 1923, 1927, 1939 (Some also include inset Gloucester maps)

Herefordshire 1695, 1831, 1842, 1895, 1909, 1934

Oxfordshire 1695, 1831, 1844, 1847, 1864, 1869, 1939

Shropshire 1695, 1828, 1831, 1844, 1870, 1895, 1906, 1909, 1913, 1934


Ref 0007-11 Price £11.90


The Story of Some English Shires The Story of Some English Shires. Revd Mandell Creighton 1897. Wonderful historical accounts of seventeen English counties including:Northumberland, Durham, Yorkshire, Cumberland, Westmoreland, Lancashire, Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire & Herefordshire. Ref 1028 Price £17.80
shropshire regiment The Shropshire Regiment. Historical Records of the 53rd (Shropshire) Regiment. The historical records of the regiment from its formation in 1755 to 1889. Compiled and edited by Colonel W. Rogerson from the orderly room records.

Containing the circumstances of the original formation, the stations where it has been employed, the battles, sieges and military operations it has been involved in, details of the regiments achievements, the uniform and badges that they wear.

Most importantly for genealogists it also contains the names of officers and the number of privates killed or wounded by the enemy, specifying the place and date of the action, names of officers who have been awarded for their gallant services and meritous conduct, the names of all such officers, non-commissioned officers and privates as may have specially signalised themselves in action. Ref 1260 Price £16.90
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