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Nottinghamshire Parish Registers: Peculiar of Southwell 17th Century
Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (118 pages)
Author: T. Blagg
Year: (1903) 2006
Transcripts from the Parish Registers of twenty-four of the parishes which belong to the Peculiar of Southwell, Nottinghamshire. These transcripts were written on strips of parchment tied in one bundle and kept in the muniment room at Southwell. They are obviously the remaining members of a much larger series of documents, and cover Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from 1614 to 1641.
Some of these transcripts are of an earlier time than the extant Parish Registers of the particular parish. This publication is edited by T.M. Blagg, and was originally published in 1903.
The Introduction provides more information on just what title is about:
" ... the church-warden wshall once every year within one month of the 25 day of March, transmit unto the Bishop of the Diocese or his Chancellor, a true copy of the name of all persons Christened, Married or Buried in their paries in the year before ..."
The peculiar of Southwell in Nottinghamshire was ordinarily exempt from episcopal jurisdiction in such matters, and the 24 parishes in the peculiar made similar returns to the Southwell registry. A few of these survive from this period, and they were transcribed by T.N. Blagg and printed as the first volume of the Record Series of the Thoroton Society in 1903.
The returns are for:
Beckingham 1634, 1637, 1641
Calverton 1617, 1623
*Caunton 1614, 1619, 1628, 1641
Cropwell Bishop 1638, 164
Darlton 1622, 1633, 1641
Halam 1622, 1637
Halloughton 1622, 1637
*Holme 1623, 1625, 1627, 1638, 1641
Kirklington 1622, 1638
*Morton 1622, 1623
*North Muskham 1623, 1633, 1638
South Muskham 1623
*Norwell 1638, 1641
Southwell 1633, 1640
Tithby (cum Cropwell Butler) 1625
Upton 1633, 1638
Woodborough 1623, 1627, 1637, 1638 and 1640
Parishes marked with an asterisk (*) are those for which the original registers were missing for the period covered by the transcripts.
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