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Catholic Ancestor Volume 04 Number 6 / November 1993

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  • The Boundaries Of The Saffron Hill Mission c1842
  • An Item In The Westminster Diocesan Archives
  • Catholic Royalists At The Siege Of Basing House
  • The Pendrills
  • Review: The Recusant Historian's Handbook
  • 'Only A Novel' - Fiction And The Catholic Reader 1800-1870
  • The Smiths, Yeoman Farmers
  • Review: Through Twenty Preston Guilds: The Catholic Congregation Of St Wilfrid's Preston
  • Review: Polish Roots
  • The Barrows Of Hinxhill, Kent: An Invisible Recusant Family
  • McManus Family History Society
  • International Standard Serial Number
  • Review: The Roman Catholic Mission And Chapel, Osgodby, Lincolnshire

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CD 21 Poor Law in Wiltshire

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We have provided a free name index to this product, as a pdf file, which can be viewed, downloaded, copied and printed. The index can be accessed through a link in the publications page on our website: www.wiltshirefhs.co.uk/index.php/publications.

The idea of settlement was a simple concept – that every person had a place of settlement, a parish where they were entitled to receive assistance, should they require it. There were very specific rules about how a settlement could be gained, which were set out in what has become known as the Act of Settlement of 1662, but was in point of fact an ‘Act for the Better Relief of the Poor of this Kingdom’. It was enacted when many parishes were finding themselves under pressure and needed stronger powers to rid themselves of unwanted migrants. These were uncertain times, when unemployment, sickness or the death of a family’s breadwinner could occur at any time. Most families faced the threat of poverty and reliance on the parish to avoid starvation, and it was vital for them to ensure that they had a legal settlement in the parish in which they lived.
The settlement laws generated a lot of paperwork. There were three main types of record – removal orders, settlement certificates and settlement examinations. Magistrates issued a removal order if they believed that a person or family needed – or were likely to need – relief, but had no right to settle in the parish. The removal order directed that a person or family be returned to their place of legal settlement. The parish constable would escort them to the parish boundary and hand them into the custody of the next parish
constable, and the process continued until they reached their destination.
The settlement certificate, which may reveal relationships between family members and families’ links with particular places, came into being when an Act of 1697 tried to encourage a little more mobility of labour than had been possible since the 1662 Act. The new system operated as a kind of guarantee; overseers were now allowed to give papers to parishioners who were seeking work in another parish certifying that they would be accepted back in the event that they later needed relief.
The settlement examination is usually by far the most useful settlement document for the family historian. They were produced when magistrates examined people, on oath, as to their place of settlement. Examinations often include ages, and much other useful information, such as birthplaces, places of marriage, ages of children, apprenticeship and employment details. They explode the old notion that our ancestors seldom strayed beyond the confines of their own parishes, doing the same jobs all their lives. It is also illuminating
to see how many men examined by the magistrates had served in the armed forces at some stage in their lives. They have been described as ‘mini biographies of the poor’ and – where these records have survived – they can give us an insight into the experience of ordinary people in the past, which few other sources can rival.

This publication is also available as a book, through Lulu Publications. To order visit www.lulu.com/spotlight/WiltshireFHS.

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The transcripts are presented in a public domain format (pdf) file which can be read by the program Adobe Acrobat Reader or any other program that will read pdf files.
Searching can be undertaken by using the built in Adobe Reader search facility. Windows users can use bookmarks to drill down to individual index entries or to the nearest year for events in the transcripts. For Apple Mac users the file should open in Preview. Click the View button and select Table of Contents.
The ability to print has been disabled but copying has not.
As with any transcript users are advised to consult the original material, which is at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre – www.wshc.eu.
Please inform Wiltshire FHS of any errors or omissions, either by writing to Wiltshire FHS Publications, Unit 3, Bath Road Business Centre, Devizes SN10 1XA or emailing [email protected]

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Channel Islands and the Isle of Man National Index of Parish Registers

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Every family historian needs to know what parish registers, bishops' transcripts, and nonconformist registers are available. This volume provides the authoritative and most detailed listing available. It indicates where they can be found, and also what copies and transcripts are available

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Cornwall National Index of Parish Registers

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Every family historian needs to know what parish registers, bishops' transcripts, and nonconformist registers are available. This volume provides the authoritative and most detailed listing available. It indicates where they can be found, and also what copies and transcripts are available.

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Dewsbury Moot Hall, Account Rolls, and Court Roll

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Edited by S.J. Chadwick.
Published in 1911.
A brief history of Dewsbury Moot Hall plus the Account Rolls of Dewsbury Rectory for the years 1348-1356 and an Abstract of the earliest remaining Court Roll of the Rectory Manor of Dewsbury. Also includes two early plans of Dewsbury.
Useful for the local and family historian.
Machine Searchable.
A digital version of the original book, in PDF format.
Viewable on any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader

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ECA Journal Volume 1 Number 5 / Autumn 1985

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  • Ecumenical ECA
  • Catholic Ancestors In Official Records - Part 3
  • The Coventry Mass House
  • The Catholic Ancestry Of The Caley Family
  • The Countess Mary Migliorucci (1678-1742)
  • The Family Of Anne, (of Burgwallis, East Riding of Yorkshire)
  • The English Seminary, Bruges 1858-1873
  • Review: English And Welsh Priests 1558-1800
  • Review: The Dictionary Of Genealogy
  • Review: The Family Historian's Enquire Within
  • Review: Computers For Family History - An Introduction

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Family History Handbook 2018

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by Family-Tree with FFHS. 114 pages. ISBN - None
This is a really useful little directory produced by Family-Tree magazine in association with the Federation of Family History Societies. It aims to help family historian's, from beginners to experts to trace their family history. It is packed with directory listings of hundreds of family history societies from around the globe, details of archives and record offices to visit across the UK and Ireland, and valuable reading on essential records, basic sources and reference guides including Scottish and Irish Clans, and much much more.

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Frodsham, St. Lawrence Parish Regsiter

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The Parish Registers for the Church of St. Lawrence, Frodsham were first published in book form between 1908 and 1913, but as a very limited print, consequently, they are very hard to but today. The issuing of these Registers on a CD Rom by the Family History Society of Cheshire makes life a lot easier for the Family Historian. The Registers record the Births, Marriages and Deaths between the years of 1558 and 1812. From the Opening Menu there are links to each of the three Registers. Each Register has a Preface and is fully indexed

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Granny was a Brothel Keeper: 50 family history traps.

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by Kate Broad and Toni Neobard. 133 pages. ISBN 978-1-906280-38-3.
So you thought your grandmother was an upright lady of strict Victorian morals? Would you be surprised to find out that she had been five months pregnant when she married your grandfather? Or that she earned her living pimping out young servant girls to drunken sailors?

'Granny was a Brothel Keeper' is an entertaining collection of true stories which illustrate the fascinating and sometimes bizarre world of family history research.

A fun read in its own right, this book also outlines many of the traps which lie in wait for the family historian. It will help both newbies and old hands become more effective in their research. Who knows, you too may discover lying brides, exploding sheds and bath chairs, shipwreck survivors, serial bigamists and more .....

It's not often that I open an envelope and laugh out loud at the contents! I have continued laughing and nodding my head for the last hour, dipping into the book and also admiring its great cartoons.

Maureen Selley, Chairman, Devon FHS

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How to get the most from your Family Pictires.

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By Jayne Shrimpton; 368 pages, ISBN 978-1-907199-04-2.
This comprehensive guide, in colour and illustrated with around 220 images, is essential reading for anyone researching their family pictures. This is the first book to cover inherited artworks - paintings and drawings- silhouettes and photographs, spanning the late 18th to mid 20th centuries. The author is a professional dress historian, with over 20 years experience of dating and analyzing family pictures

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