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The Gentleman's Magazine Library 1731-1868, Derbyshire, Devonshire & Dorsetshire The Gentleman's Magazine Library 1731-1868, Derbyshire, Devonshire & Dorsetshire

Ref: 0772dor
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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, except for the London volumes.

An absolute goldmine of information about the county, its people and its places.

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The Complete Parish Officer 1772 The Complete Parish Officer 1772

Ref: 0766dor
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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.

 


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History of Beaminster 1914. History of Beaminster 1914.

Ref: 1125
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By Richard Hine with forty illustrations and maps. The book covers the history of Beaminster starting as far back as Pre-historic Man and discussing every period following that up to 1914 when the book was published.

Chapters include,

Early Days, Beaminster Church (including it's monuments and inscriptions), Nonconformity, Disastrous fires, The market house, cross and town hall, Charities, Friendly societies and Freemasonry, The Monmouth rebellion, The Bloody Assizes, Manors, Copyholds and the Inclosure of Commons, Volunteers, The muster roll, Industries, Watchmen and Police, Inns and taverns, Coaches and wagons, Schools, Royal and local events, Horn hill tunnel, Water works, rainfall and floods, Union workhouse ( including the extracts from the Paupers Offence Book, such as poor Mary Bartlett who was sent to prison for two months for breaking a window), Agriculture and population.

The Beaminster museum who kindly lent this book to the project have lovingly added extras to the book such as newspaper clippings and photographs from as early as 1894, to ensure the history is as full and detailed as possible. The entire book, including its additions is reproduced on this CD.

 


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The Ancient History of Shaftesbury The Ancient History of Shaftesbury

Ref: 1293
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This CD contains two small books, the first, The Story of Shaftesbury, gives details about the history of the Abbey and it's more recent excavations. The second and slightly larger book, Ancient History of Shaftesbury, contains a ground plan of the Abbey and more in depth historical detail about the town and Abbey, starting with it's construction around 950 BC. It also includes the Wiltshire Archeological Society's account of its findings in 1861. 


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Highways and Byways in Dorset Highways and Byways in Dorset

Ref: GBI0930
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This book is always popular with those having Dorset ancestors.

It gives a tour around all of the towns and villages, with their history and antiquities, churches and people. Absolutely fascinating reading, and great background information for your family history. Lots of excellent illustrations too. 


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County Maps - Cornwall, Devon, Somerset & Dorset County Maps - Cornwall, Devon, Somerset & Dorset

Ref: 0007-3dor
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A wonderful collection of West Country maps.

Cornwall county maps 1695, 1814, 1831, 1837, 1844, 1856.

Newquay town plan 1909.

Devon county maps 1695, 1831, 1837, 1844.

Exeter town plan 1909.

Plymouth and Devonport plan 1896.

Somerset county maps 1695, 1831, 1837, 1844.

Dorset county maps 1695, 1831, 1837, 1844, 1849, 1927, 1931.

 


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Notes & Queries for Somerset & Dorset. Volumes 1-6 Notes & Queries for Somerset & Dorset. Volumes 1-6

Ref: 0287inf1
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Available as separate volumes at £14.25 each - or buy the full set ar a great saving - see below)

The Notes and Queries for Somerset and Dorset were published as a series of volumes from 1888.

Each volume comprises 8 separate books, and each book has up to 50 fascinating articles relating to the two counties, amounting to hundreds of articles in total.

Topics include transcriptions of parish registers, wills, administrations and parish chest records, descriptions of parishes and churches, churchwardens' accounts, anecdotes and stories, family histories, pedigrees, etc. A phenominal resource for those with Somerset and Dorset ancestors and those interested in the history of the two counties. 
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Notes & Queries for Somerset & Dorset. Vol. 1 0287-1


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Notes & Queries for Somerset & Dorset. Vol. 2 0287-2


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Notes & Queries for Somerset & Dorset. Vol. 3 0287-3


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Notes & Queries for Somerset & Dorset. Vol. 4 0287-4


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Notes & Queries for Somerset & Dorset. Vol.5 0287-5


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Notes & Queries for Somerset & Dorset. All 6 Volumes 0287S

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The complete set of 6 volumes

The Notes and Queries for Somerset and Dorset were published as a series of volumes from 1888.

Each volume comprises 8 separate books, and each book has up to 50 fascinating articles relating to the two counties, amounting to hundreds of articles in total.

Topics include transcriptions of parish registers, wills, administrations and parish chest records, descriptions of parishes and churches, churchwardens' accounts, anecdotes and stories, family histories, pedigrees, etc. A phenominal resource for those with Somerset and Dorset ancestors and those interested in the history of the two counties.

 


Corfe Castle Corfe Castle

Ref: 1120
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The story of Corfe Castle and of many who lived there. Published in 1853.

Collected from ancient chronicles, records, and private memoirs of a family resident in the castle during the Civil War.

Beginning with the foundation of the Castle in Anglo Saxon times, this book covers the effects of the social and political environment upon life at the Castle. It also contains great description of the lifestyles and habits of the people during these times.

Chapters include, Anglo Saxon times to the reign of Queen Elizabeth, The accession of James I until the time and execution of Earl of Strafford in 1641, The Irish Great Rebellion to the setting up of the Royal Standard in Nottingham in August 1642, the raising of the first siege of Corfe Castle in 1643, the final betrayal and destruction of the castle in 1646 and the escape of the King to Oxford, the restoration of the monarchy and the results of that event as affecting the Story of Corfe Castle.

 


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Dorsetshire Folklore Dorsetshire Folklore

Ref: GBI1267
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The author, John Symonds Udal seems to have been a man well equipped to write this book, he was an Honourable Fellow of the Royal Historical association, Member of Council of the Folk Lore Society and a Vice president of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club.

The chapters explain the customs and superstitions associated with particular days of the year, birth, death and marriage customs, weather lore, witchcraft, legends and songs, finishing with a chapter on children's games and rhymes.

Example: The nuptials of a quarrier used to be an affair of some pomp and circumstance, peculiarized by now obsolete customs. An anvil from the nearest Blacksmith's shop was p[laced on the line of route and the hollow of it charged with gun powder and fired as the bridal party went by. The rear brought up by several quarries carrying guns that were discharged at intervals as a feu de joie. On his reappearance the bridegroom was subjected to a curious method of extortion, the handles of a tool similar to a large pair of shears were squeezed around his neck til he cried, "Beer!" and then the whole gang retired to a tavern to drink at the young husbands expense

 


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