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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.

Kent 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.

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
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.
something for everybody
Something for Everybody by John Timbs - 1861 Domestic Arts and Customs. Coloured title page with illustration of Brambletye House. To the reader dated June 1861. Contents, New Years Day, St Distaff's Day, St Blaze's Day, Palm Sunday, Morris Dance etc. Pall Mall - the game and the street, Whitebait, Personal Recollections of Brambletye (Sussex), Domestic Arts and Customs including Frummety or Furmety, Medieval Furniture, Milkmaids in London etc. Curiosities of Bees and Celebrated Gardens. This book has as the title describes "Something for Everybody". 312 pages with index. Ref 0551 Price £13.80
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