Saturday 11 August 2012

The Original Record - latest additions

The latest additions to The Original Record website (

Cheshire Knights, Esquires, Gentlemen and Freeholders:
This muster roll, dated 7 October 20 Elizabeth 1578, is entitled 'A booke conteyni'ge the numbre and names of all the knights, esquiers, and gent'm wth freehoulders wthin the countie of Chester, togethers wth their horses, armor and other furnyture of proporc'on beinge also devyded into seurall hundreds accordinge to their peculiar habitac'ons'. Full names are given, with the details of the horsemen, archers, arms and armour each was required to furnish. There are returns from all seven hundreds of the county - Broxton (Broxon), Bucklow (Buckley), Eddisbury (Edisburie), Macclesfield (Mackesfeilde), Nantwich (Namplewiche), Northwich (Northwicke) and Wirral.

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 central registers for collections of the stamp duty in London, as well as returns from collectors in the provinces. These collectors generally received duty just from their own county, but sometimes from further afield: in 1770 a change was made to describe many of the collectors according to their county rather than their town, but no change was made to the rule that they might stamp indentures from all the surrounding area, so these labels are deceptive. The indentures themselves can date from a year or two earlier than this return. There are returns from Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Brecknockshire, Bristol, Cambridgeshire, Cardiganshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumberland, Denbighshire, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, Essex, Flintshire, Glamorganshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, Monmouthshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Scotland, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, Westmorland, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, and Yorkshire, each of which has been indexed separately. IR 1/67

Inhabitants of Bandon
2 July 1809 George Kingston of Bandon offered this reward: 'WHEREAS about the hour of three o’clock this morning, some wicked and evil-minded person fired a musket ball into one of the windows in the front of my house, in the town of Bandon, which passed through the curtains of a bed and lodged in the wall, close to a lady who lay thereon: I do hereby offer a reward of thirty guineas to any person or persons who will, within six months from this date, discover the person who fired said shot, so as that he may be prosecuted to conviction.' He was supported by neighbours offering in addition sums from £3 8s 3d to £50, in all £586 15s 6d.

Subscribers to The Racing Calendar
The list of subscribers to The Racing Calendar for the Year 1813 by Edward and James Weatherby (Volume 41) commences with the nobility, by rank. The main mass of subscribers are then listed county by English county, and Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. Initials are often given, christian names occasionally, addresses hardly ever.

Staffordshire Villages Directory
The Staffordshire General and Commercial Directory was published by W. Parson and T. Bradshaw in 1818 in thirty sections for the major towns, followed by lists for the separate villages. In each village the traders are listed alphabetically under surname, with occupation. These are the villages recorded, each of which has been indexed separately: Acton Trussell, Adbaston, Admaston, Aldridge, Alrewas, Alstonfield, Alvington, Armitage, Ashley, Audley, Bagnall, Barlaston, Barton under Needwood, Baswich near Stafford, Bednall, Betley, Biddulph, Billington, Bishton, Blithbury, Blithfield, Blore, Bloxwich, Blurton, Blythe Bridge, Bobbington, Bradeley, Bradley, Bramshall, Branston, Brereton, Brierley Hill, Brockmoor, Broom, Bucknall, Burston, Bushbury, Butterton, Cannock, Cauldon, Caverswall, Cellarhead, Charnes, Chartley, Chebsey, Checkley, Cheddleton, Chesterfield, Chesterton, Church Eaton, Church Mayfield, Clent, Clifton Campville, Coalbourn Brook, Codsall, Colton, Colwich, Comberford, Consall near Leek, Coppenhall, Coseley, Coton, Croxden, Curborough, Darlaston near Stone, Deepfields near Bilston, Dilhorne, Draycott, Drayton Bassett, Drointon, Dunston, Edensor, Elford, Ellaston, Ellenhall, Endon, Enson Moor, Enville, Farewell, Fazeley, Flash near Longnor, Flash near Newcastle, Ford Green, Forsbrook, Forton, Fotherley, Fradley, Fulford, Gayton, Gnosall, Goldenhill, Gratwich, Great Barr, Great Haywood, Great Madeley, Grindley, Grindon, Hammerton, Hammerwich, Hampstall Ridware, Hanbury, Handsacre, Hanford Bank, Harborne, Harlaston, Haughton, Haunton, High Offley, Hilderstone, Hill Ridware, Himley, Hints, Hixon, Hopwas, Horninglow, Horton, Huddlesford, Ilam, Ingestre, Ipstones, Keele, Kidsgrove, Kings Bromley, Kingsley, Kingston, Kingswinford, Kinver (Kinfare), Leigh and Lower Leigh, Little Haywood, Little Hay near Shenstone, Longdon, Lynn, Maer, Marchington, Marston, Mavesyn Ridware, Meaford, Meerbrook, Milford, Milwich, Mobblerley and Huntley, Monmore Green, Moor Lane, Mucklestone, Newborough, Newton, Norbury, Norton, Norton-in-the-Moors, Onecote, Over (Upper) Penn, Pattingham, Pelsall, Pipehill, Pipe Ridware, Radford near Stafford, Rocester, Rolleston, Ronton (Ranton), Rowley, Rushall, Rushton James, Rushton Spencer, Salt, Sandyford, Sandon, Seabridge, Sedgley, Seighford, Shallowford, Shareshill, Sheen, Shenstone and Woodend, Sheriff Hales, Shirleywich, Smethwick, Stanton, Statfold, Stoke near Stone, Stonnal (Upper and Lower), Stowe near Shirleywich, Streethay, Talke (Talk-o'-th'-Hill), Tatenhill, Tean, Tettenhall, Thorpe Constantine, Tittensor, Tixall, Trentham, Trysull, Tutbury, Wall, Walton, Warslow, Waterfall, Wednesfield, Weeford, Weston Green, Wheaton-Aston, Wetley (Whiteley) Rocks near Leek, Whitmore, Whittington, Wichnor, Wigginton, Winkhill, Wolseley Bridge, Wolstanton, Wombourn, Wordsley, Wrinehill and Yoxall.

Customs Officers at the Outports
The lists of customs officers at the outports of Great Britain and Ireland give the full names of the staff arranged by rank - usually the collector, controller, clerks, landing surveyors, searchers, superintendent of lockers, chief tide surveyor and inspector of water guard, tide surveyors, inspectors of patrol, and inspecting commander of coast guard. There are lists from Aberdeen, Aberystwyth, Alloa, Arbroath, Arundel, Ayr, Ballina, Banff, Barnstaple, Beaumaris, Belfast, Berwick, Bideford, Bo'ness, Boston, Bridgwater, Bridport, Bristol, Caernarvon, Campbelltown, Cardiff, Cardigan, Carlisle, Chepstow, Chester, Clay, Colchester, Coleraine, Cork, Cowes, Dartmouth, Deal, Douglas, Dover, Drogheda, Dublin, Dumfries, Dundalk, Dundee, Exeter, Falmouth, Faversham, Fleetwood, Folkestone, Fowey, Gainsborough, Galway, Glasgow, Gloucester, Goole, Grangemouth, Greenock, Grimsby, Guernsey, Hartlepool, Harwich, Hull, Inverness, Ipswich, Irvine, Jersey, Kirkcaldy, Kirkwall, Lancaster, Leith, Lerwick, Limerick, Liverpool, Llanelly, Londonderry, Lowestoft, Lyme, Lynn, Maldon, Manchester, Maryport, Milford, Montrose, Newcastle, Newhaven, Newport, Newry, Padstow, Penzance, Perth, Peterhead, Plymouth, Poole, Port Glasgow, Portsmouth, Preston, Ramsgate, Rochester, Ross, Rye, St Ives, Scarborough, Scilly, Shields, Shoreham, Skibbereen, Sligo, Southampton, Stockton, Stornoway, Strangford, Stranraer, Sunderland, Swansea, Teignmouth, Tralee, Truro, Waterford, Westport, Wexford, Weymouth, Whitby, Whitehaven, Wick, Wigtown, Wisbech, Woodbridge, Workington and Yarmouth.

Members of the Association of Municipal and Sanitary Engineers and Surveyors
The alphabetical list of members of the association gives surname and christian name or initials, qualifications, and current official position.

(With thanks to The Original Record)


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