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Maps - Vol 8 - Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk. An incredibly useful resource! Really high quality digitised maps that you can zoom in and in to see the finest detail.

Cambridgeshire 1695, 1892, 1896, 1916

Cambridge 1892

Cambridge Museums and Schools 1935

Norfolk 1695, 1879, 1892, 1896, 1916

Norwich 1892

Suffolk 1695, 1839, 1874, 1879, 1892, 1896, 1916, 1925

Buxhall 1902 Ref 0007-8 Price £11.90

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.
Handbook of Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire Handbook of Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. Published in 1892, a wonderful description of all of the towns and villages in the four counties. Ref 0015c Price £17.50
the gentlemans magazine library The Gentlemans Magazine Library 1731-1868 - Staffordshire and Suffolk 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 0779 Price £14.75
the suffolk traveller The Suffolk Traveller Mr John Kirby took surveys of the whole of Suffolk in the years 1732, 1733 and 1734. This publication contains his observations regarding the places he visited.

A section is devoted to Ipswich with details of churches, religious houses, trades of the town and a translation of the charter of King Henry VI to the Burgess of Ipswich.

A section on towns and parishes in the hundreds of Babergh, Blackbourn, Blithing, Bosmere and Claydon, Carlford and Colneis, Cosford, Hartismere, Hoxne, Lackford, Loes, Lothing, Plomesgate, Risbridge, Sampford, Stow, Thedwastre, Thingoe, Threading, wangford and Willford.

Lists of the High Sherriffs and Knights of the Shire are included and 4 road maps. Ref 1374 Price £12.50
the history of the parish of buxhall The History of the Parish of Buxhall A huge volume published in 1902 which is incredibly detailed. The contents includes transcripts from the parish registers from 1558, court rolls and early wills, plus details of free and copyhold tenants, topographical and historical information.

Also included are twenty four full plate illustrations and a very large map of lands in the parish. Ref 0958 Price £21.75
the breviary of suffolk The Breviary of Suffolk The original book was written in 1618 by Robert Reyce and this is a transcription from the original manuscript by Lord Francis Hervey.

A superb topographical description and history of the county with genealogies of noteworthy families, the names of the lords of the manors, knights, justices etc. Hervey also took the time to compile and excellent index which is included here. Ref 0799 Price £14.75
ipswich 200 years ago Ipswich 200 years ago Published in 1889. An historical account of Ipswich as it was in 1689. Ref 0459 Price £12.50
the suffolk garland The Suffolk Garland A miscellany of anecdotes, romantic ballards, descriptive poems and songs, historical and biographical notices and statistical returns relating to the county of Suffolk.

Collected and complied by John Glyde and published in 1866, this book will prove of great interest to those with an interest in the history of Suffolk and those with ancestors in Suffolk. A great way to find out about life in by-gone times is through the tales that people tell and this book is in many ways an oral history of Suffolk. Ref 1271 Price £14.75
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