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Guide to Vestry Minutes

Guide to Vestry Minutes

Guide to Vestry Minutes

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Supplied by Dartmoor Press.

Vestry Minutes are certainly amongst the most neglected archive materials, and their very title doubtless hardly fires the imaginations of most researchers! However, as this guide (which runs to the equivalent of 42 pages of A4 text) will reveal, ledgers of the type from the nineteenth century (the period covered by the explanatory notes and discussions) can be instructive on a diverse range of parochial topics. Such as: poor law administration, setting and collecting rates, highways maintenance, health and medicine, education, church restorations; and also (which may well be of particular interest to many enquirers) sometimes even emigration.

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