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Guide To Churchwardens' Accounts: A Practical Guide For Family Historians

Guide To Churchwardens' Accounts: A Practical Guide For Family Historians

Guide To Churchwardens' Accounts: A Practical Guide For Family Historians

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Supplied by Dartmoor Press.

The Guide to Churchwardens' Accounts CD contains a file with the equivalent of 136 pages of A4 text. Leaving aside the parish registers, churchwardens' accounts are amongst the most common types of documents (ledgers) to have survived in parish archives. They are wonderful sources of information, and should not be neglected by amateur family historians. This guide covers almost every aspect of such accounts, with sections on topics such as church rates, burials and obituaries, pew rents, church ales, masonry, thatching, glazing, carpentry, painting and sign writing, poor law administration, highways, muster rolls, vermin control, hearth tax and window tax, burials in woollen, vermin control, market fees, beating the bounds, singing and music, and a host of other subjects, all of which types of entries could potentially provide researchers with a wealth of background details on contemporary inhabitants of the parish concerned. All sections are illustrated with quoted extracts from various sources, with explanations of their meanings and purposes.

£2.95