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County Maps - Staffordshire, Warwickshire & Worcestershire. An incredibly useful resource! Really high quality digitised maps that you can zoom in and in to see the finest detail.
Staffordshire 1695, 1831, 1868, 1872, 1880 and 1912.
Warwickshire 1695, 1817, 1828, 1880, 1912 and 1940.
Birmingham 1879, 1895, 1905 and 1913.
Worcestershire 1610, 1695, 1721, 1828, 1840, 1860, 1868, 1872, 1873, 1884, 1888, 1900, 1912, 1928, 1932 and 1940.
Ref 0007-7 Price £11.90
|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.|
|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|
|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|
|Signatures of West Bromwich People in 1941 for HMS Galatea During the week of November 15th to 22nd 941 the men, women and children of West Bromwich, whose signatures appear in this book, saves and lent to help pay for the building of H.M. Warship Galatea, on which a metal plaque records, for all to sea, the efforts made at this memorable time.
900 pages in 2 columns, modern history and real people. Ref 0640 Price £26.00
|Erdeswick's Survey of Staffordshire 1844 One of the best books ever written on the subject of the antiquities of Staffordshire. This book is incredibly rare and much sought after and is a must for anyone with an interest in the history of Staffordshire.
A fully searchable CD-Rom. Ref 1021 Price £18.50
|Forty Miles Around Manchester - 1795 Written by J Aitken M.D. there is only one word to describe this book....stunning.
Highlights include street maps and plans of Manchester in 1650 and 1793, a plan of Liverpool (with street names), maps of Lancashire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, West and North Ridings of Yorkshire and the northern part of Staffordshire. There are also lots of beautiful engravings to illustrate the text.
Also included are superb descriptions of principal places. Ref 0374 Price £18.50
|The Life and Works of Josiah Wedgwood
By Eliza Meteyard, published in 1865 in 2 volumes
this is a scan of the first edition.
The authoratitive biography of Josiah Wedgwood. A wonderful reference source, lavishly illustrated and including some coloured prints. Ref 0511 Price £12.50
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