Parish Registers of England: Their History and Contents
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (126 pages)
Author: R. Waters
Year: (1883) 2014
The full title of this publication is "Parish Registers of England: Their history and contents, With suggestions for securing their better custody and preservation". Written by R.E. Chester Waters and originally published in 1883.
Chester Waters attempt at an exhaustive history of parish registers in England. This book being his revision and expansion of an essay written twelve years previously. It covers with examples, the wide range of topics covered in parish registers. Including the civil war period and the recovery of registers after the reformation. Puritan names, burying in woollen, marriage of a woman in her smock, witchcraft, great frosts, epidemics Scottish & Irish registration etc. etc.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
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