The range of documents available to researchers is extensive. Here is a flavour of some of the sources I consult regularly:

  • administrative records created by central government from c.1600
  • enclosure awards and associated documents
  • courts: chancery, exchequer, common pleas, quarter sessions, ecclesiastical
  • manor: court rolls/books, rentals, terriers.
  • parish registers of births, marriages and burials, overseers accounts, rate-books, churchwarden accounts, vestry minutes
  • records relating to occupations
  • estate records; maps, correspondance, title deeds
  • Maps and plans



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