Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Original Record update

Update from the Original Record (www.theoriginalrecord.com):

Added this week:

Wigan Poor Rate
The poor rate assessment for Wigan is arranged by the seven divisions of the town - Hallgate, Market Street, Millgate, Scholes, Standishgate, Wallgate and Woodhouses - with an appendix of occupiers of lands. Full names are usually given, occasionally with occupation.

Board of Stamps Apprenticeship Books: Country Collectors' Returns
Apprenticeship indentures and clerks' articles were subject to a 6d or 12d per pound stamp duty: the registers of the payments usually give the master's trade, address, and occupation, and the apprentice's name, as well as details of the date and length of the apprenticeship... There are returns from Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Brecknockshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cardiganshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumberland, Denbighshire, Derbyshire, Devonshire, Dorsetshire, Durham, Essex, Flintshire, Glamorganshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, Monmouthshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Scotland, Shropshire, Somersetshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, Westmorland, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, and Yorkshire, each of which has been indexed separately. 3 September 1791 to 17 January 1794. IR 1/66

The membership list of the Associated Apothecaries and Surgeon-Apothecaries of England and Wales lists members alphabetically by surname and christian name, usually giving address. Those marked P. had served the office of President; V. P. as Vice-President. Those marked with an asterisk had previously been upon the General Committee; those with a dagger were on the then present Committee.

Liverpool Directory
Volume I of Edward Baines's History, Directory, and Gazetteer of the County Palatine of Lancaster, published at Liverpool in 1824, includes this directory of Liverpool, which in addition extends to cover those principal inhabitants living on the Cheshire side of the Mersey.

South Shropshire Poll Book
The poll book of the election, November 1868, for the Southern Division of Shropshire, is arranged by polling district, and then by parish, township, &c., showing the votes cast (H, Herbert; C, Corbett; M, More), the number on the electoral register, and the full name of the voter, surname first. Where a person had voting qualification in more than one parish, the name is given in each place, but with a cross-reference to the parish list with the entry the vote(s) cast. At the head of each column of register numbers there is a letter in bold indicating the polling district - A, Bishop's Castle; B, Bridgnorth; C, Church Stretton; D, Cleobury Mortimer; E, Clun; F, Ludlow; G, Pontesbury; H, Shiffnal; I, Wenlock.

Students at University College, Bristol
The list of students at University College, Bristol, for session 1888 to 1889, is arranged in three sections: Day, Evening, and Assistant Teachers. Men and women are listed separately in each case. Full names are given, surname first, but middle names only by initial - except that married women's christian names are generally only represented by initials, and their maiden names are not stated.

Long-Lost Relatives
Each issue of Lloyd's Weekly News, of London, contained a column devoted to searches for Long-Lost Relatives. The inquiries were arranged in three groups: Home Inquiries (i. e., from correspondents in the United Kingdom); Colonial and Foreign Inquiries (from abroad); and Soldiers' and Sailors' Inquiries. Results from all these were grouped together as 'Answers to Inquiries'.
Each column was headed: 'Correspondents MUST give full addresses and the DATES OF THE INQUIRIES to which they refer. We cannot search back numbers, nor print inquiries for "missing husbands." These columns are not intended for inquiries in respect to claimants for money, and no agents, at home or abroad, have any connection with Lloyd's.'

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