Tracing Your Church of England Ancestors: A Guide for Family and Local Historians

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 240 pages
Author: S. Raymond
Year: 2017
ISBN: 9781473890640
Other: b&w photos, indexes
Publisher: Pen & Sword

In this book Stuart Raymond focuses on the Church of England. He identifies the wide range of sources available, comments on their strengths and weaknesses and explains how to make the best use of them. The history of the Church of England is also covered, starting from the Reformation in the mid-sixteenth century through until the present day.

Anyone who had a family connection with the Church of England of a special interest in the local history of the church will find his book to be a mine of practical information and an essential aid for their research.

Among the records that Stuart Raymond explores are parish registers, bishops' transcripts, marriage licences, churchwardens' accounts, vestry minutes, church magazines, tithe records and the records of the ecclesiastical courts and Anglican charities and missions. He highlights the wealth of information available, and this is the perfect introduction to it. 

1. The History of the Church of England
2. The Structure of the Church of England
3. Preliminaries to Research: Using Record Offices, Books, Libraries and the Internet
4. Parish Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials
 - The history of parish registers
 - Parish register transcripts
 - Parish registers of the internet
 - Parish register indexes
 - Afterword
5. Other Sources of Anglican Baptism, Marriages and Burials
 - Bishops' transcripts
 - Banns registers
 - Marriage licence records
 - Irregular and clandestine marriages
 - Baptismal certificates?
 - Monumental inscriptions
 - Other sources
6. Other Parish Records
 - Churchwardens' accounts and associated records
 - Vestry minutes
 - Seating plans
 - Tithe records
 - Easter books
 - Confirmation registers
 - Incumbents' visiting books
 - Parish magazines
 - Miscellaneous documents
7. Diocesan, Chapter and Provincial Records
 - Visitation records
 - Diocesan courts
 - Bishops' licences
 - Diocesan publications
 - The records of loyalty
 - Provincial courts
 - Chapter records
 - The church commissioners
 - The Church Building Commission 1818-1856
8. Probate Records
 - Probate jurisdiction
 - Testators
 - The purpose of wills
 - The process of will making
 - The content of wills
 - Documenting the process of probate
 - Finding probate records
9. Anglican Charities, Missions and Religious Orders
 - Parish and local charities
 - National charities
 - Missionary societies
 - Religious orders
10. Tracing Anglican Clergy
 - Introduction: The Clergy of the Church of England Database
 - Clerical education
 - The clergy career path
 - Clergy subscription and oaths
 - Clerical taxation
 - Queen Anne's bounty
 - Deans and Canons
 - The Civil War and interregnum
 - Biographical works
 - Armed forces chaplains
 - Chaplains of royal and aristocratic households
 - Clergymen overseas
11. Other sources
 - Charles Booth interviews
 - Diaries
 - Commonwealth and interregnum records 1642-1660
 - The Compton census 1676
 - The Ecclesiastical census 1851
 - Glynne's church notes
 - Newspapers
 - Notitia Parochialis
 - Queen Anne churches
 - School records
 - Sermons
Place Name Index
Personal Index
Subject Index

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