THE RECOGNISED AUTHORITATIVE REFERENCE FOR NORFOLK
We are very fortunate indeed to be able to make this excellent set of 11 volumes available on CD for researchers. These volumes are extremely rare, and if you could find them, they would cost several thousand pounds to purchase.
An absolute MUST for the serious Norfolk researcher.
A Description of the Towns, Villages, and Hamlets, with the Foundations of Monasteries, Churches, Chapels, Chanteries, and other Religious Buildings... Also An Account of the ancient and present state of all the Rectories, Vicarages, Donatives and etc. Likewise an Historical Account of the Castles, Seats and manors, etc.
A Monumental Work by Francis Blomefield and continued after his death in 1752, by Charles Parkin.
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.
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.
Published in 1892, a wonderful description of all of the towns and villages in the four counties.
A collection of 51 copyhold documents (surrenders of land & property). These original documents, dated 1803 to 1856 relate to the transfer of land and property in the Manor Court. Not only do they state the two parties concerned, but also describe the property in relation to the named owners of adjacent land.
A unique collection produced as fine scanned images in PDF format for viewing with Acrobat Reader.
A superb and very ancient book published in 1631 - gravestone & monumental inscriptions in churches in East Anglia, London, the home counties and the south east. Transcribed as they appeared in 1631 !!
Hundreds of these gravestones were destroyed during the Civil War of 1642.
The book is organised into dioceses and then the churches within each. The outer columns of each page contain the short references to the people whose gravestones appear. By nature, in this very early period, it was relatively unusual for a family to have a gravestone or monument. Some churches contain just a few, others contain many.
This very early and rare book is invaluable to genealogists. There is nothing else like it!
One hundred photographs of the river and broads of Norfolk and Suffolk. Published in 1891 the CD contains delightful images of the area and the local people, various boats, houses and wildlife. An interesting CD for those with ancestors from Norfolk, you can print out pictures and put them in your family history book to document what life would have been like on the Norfolk broads in the 19th century.
This 50 page book is a must if your ancestors came from Hingham.
It includes a descriptive history of the town from it's Saxon origins to 1742. There is an interesting description of the friendly association between the Norfolk town and it's sister town in America, founded by Norfolk emigrants. Plus lists of the Church's incumbents and patrons, rural deans and descriptions of it's repairs, windows and memorials. The book concludes with a list of all those who participated in WW1, that was one in seven of the population.
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