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john charles coxs surrey John Charles Cox's Surrey - 1910. 2nd edition of a 1903 publication republished on fully searchable cd-rom. Contains more than 200 printed pages, with many sketches and photographs by Edmund New. Recalls the history of what was still very much a rural county before the outbreak of WW1, from a historian who spent much of his life fighting for the rights of the rural labouring poor. Fully indexed and well illustrated. Ref IE5061 Price £12.00
the gentlemans magazine library 1731-1868 The Gentleman's Magazine Library 1731-1868, Surrey and Sussex. The original Gentleman's Magazine contained articles on a vast array of subjects, including lots of wonderful topographical articles.

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 more than one county except for the London volumes.

An absolute goldmine of information about Sussex and Surrey, the people and places. Ref 0781 Price £14.75
history and antiquities of the parish of camberwell History and Antiquities of the Parish of Camberwell by william Harnett Blanch 1875. A comprehensive history of Camberwell with chapters covering it's geology, old families, population, political history, local names, places, churches and chapels, schools and more.

Full of illustrations this book will be of great interest to those with Camberwell ancestors and those researching Camberwell history. A wealth of background information on the place where they lived and what life was really like. Ref 1200 Price £14.75
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, Essex 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
a topographical history of surrey - brayley and brittin 1850 A Topographical History of Surrey - Brayley and Britton 1850. A huge and incredibly rare five volume set, this is "the" history of Surrey book, we have never seen a more comprehensive work.

It contains an enormous amount of information about every place in Surrey, historical details as well as topographical descriptions plus dozens and dozens of superb quality ittustrative plates.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Reading University Library. Ref 0792 Price £30.50
croydon Inclosure 1797 - 1801 Croydon Inclosure 1797 - 1801. This book explains the Inclosures Act and details the results of the act in Croydon. The act was passed to re-organise farm land, mainly to the benefit of the landowners who exchanged small pieces of dispersed land for large areas of land in one place. This allowed them in increase their agricultural output considerably and made them wealthier.

The list of awards details all those people who had land confiscated and were compensated, their new area of land can be seen on the vast map of Croydon Parish..

Ref 1095 Price £14.75
history of croydon by Geo Steinman Steinman Esq 1833 History of Croydon - Geo Steinman Steinman Esq 1833. A history of Croydon town from around 1100 to 1800, with illustrations. It contains chapters of early history, present state, manors and parks, Addiscombe, charitable institutions, the palace, the church, benefactions to Croydon. Possibly the most interesting section is the chronology chapter containing interesting snippets of information about the goings on of the town between 1185 and 1744. Ref 1096 Price £14.75
chronical of croydon 1882 Chronical of Croydon - J Corbet Anderson 1882. An excellent history and topography of Croydon from Roman times to 1882. Also contains extracts from the Domesday Book and some of the more sensational events extracted from the Parish Registers. Ref 0868 Price £12.50
blacks guide to surrey 1886 Black's Guide to Surrey 1886. An excellent 19th century guidebook which provides historical and geographical information about the following places in Surrey;

Wimbledon, Kew, Richmond, Kingston-on-Thames, Weybridge, Chertsey, Egham, Bagshot, Croydon, Caterham, Reigate, Dorking, Betchworth Park, Leatherhead, Epsom, Esher, Woking Junction, Guildford, Farnham, Godalming and Haslemere. Ref 0956 Price £12.50
little guide to surrey Little Guide to Surrey. A charming little book, originally published in 1903 with this CD containing the 5th edition from 1926. It contains detailed descriptions of each place in Surrey as well as general information about the area, population, history, physical features and scenery.

There are many photographs and illustrations of churches and other places of interest as well as an extremely detailed county map. Ref 0455 Price £12.50
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 0766gls Price £16.60.
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