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Warwickshire Parish Registers - Marriages (3 Vols + Index) Warwickshire Parish Registers - Marriages (3 Vols + Index)

Ref: GBR001-0021
ISBN:

ARCHIVE CD BOOKS PARISH REGISTER SERIES

The complete set of 3 volumes for the county of Warwickshire.

Transcripts of marriages from the very earliest preserved parish registers (1500s) through to 1812.

 List of Parishes included


Price:   €12.26 (€15.08 Including VAT at 23%) VAT is only charged on customers in the European Union



The Vestry Minute Book of the Parish of Stratford-on-Avon 1617-1699 The Vestry Minute Book of the Parish of Stratford-on-Avon 1617-1699

Ref: GBI1101
ISBN:

An invaluable resource for those studying the history of Stratford-on-Avon, and those with ancestors in the town during the 1600s.

This book contains the minutes of meetings of the parish and its affairs. It starts in 1617 with a levy on the residents of the town towards the repair of the church, and a list of all those who paid, including one Richard Hathaway. In 1618 we see a list of householders again with the amounts they paid in taxes. All accounts are included, with amounts paid to local tradesmen for various services and goods thoughought the period. "Item payd Thomas Hornby for woorkemanshipe for makinge hookes and hinges for the pulpit. 2s." "Receved for a grave of Humfrie Wheler, 6s 8d". There are thousands of entries like these. Everything from "cleaning and whitinge the churche" to purchase of yew trees for the church yard.

Other matters include the selection of churchwardens, overseers of the poor, excommunication of residents for refusing to pay the church, etc.

It is a pity that the book of minutes does not begin a few years erlier, so as to cover the last years of Shakespeare, but the people whose names appear are Shakespeare's contemporaries, and the words and spelling were those in use at the time.

A wonderful insight into the life of the parish in the seventeenth century.

 


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