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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 County of Warwick - Dugdale 1818.
This is a wonderfully detailed topographical description of the towns and villages
in the county of Warwickshire and it contains a mine of information for family historians.
For each place it includes historical notices, details of public buildings, the ancient manorial customs and information about the different types of agriculture, industry and commerce. There are also some exceedingly detailed maps and many beautiful illustrations of the notable places in Warwickshire. Ref 0483 Price £16.50.
Historic Warwick - J T Burgess 1893.
An excellent history of the county of Warwickshire covering events such as the siege of
Kenilworth, an extensive account of the murder of Edward II's favourite Piers
Gaveston at Blacklow Hill, events during the Civil War are very well documented and
there is much more of interest besides. Fully searchable in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Ref 1027 Price £14.00.
The Gentleman's Magazine Library 1731 to 1868. Warwickshire,
Westmorland and Wiltshire.
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 topographical articles but edited them and indexed them into county specific order.
An absolute goldmine of information about the county, its people and its places. Ref 0780 Price £14.00.
Memorials of Old Warwickshire - Alice Dryden 1908.
Published in 1908 this is a wonderful history of the county of Warwickshire from ancient
It contains details of the origin and evolution of the towns, folklore and customs, Warwickshire schools, old county families, changes in land ownership and much more. Ref 0983 Price £16.50.
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