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BRISTOL PAST AND PRESENT Volumes 1, 2 and 3 by J. F. Nicholls and John Taylor (Ref: 006) Published   in   1881   and   1882   this   set   of   three   volumes   is   what   can   only   be   described   as   being   a truly exceptional series of books covering all aspects of the history of Bristol. Volume   one   deals   with   the   Civil   History   of   the   city.   Volume   two   with   the   Ecclesiastical   History   and Volume three with Civil and Modern (to 1882) History.  Each volume is packed with historical information relating to all aspects of this proud city's past. This   fully   searchable   CD   book   is   one   that   should   be   in   the   collection   of   everyone   who   has   an interest or connection with Bristol.  All three volumes on one CD  Please   note    that   it   has   been   pointed   out   to   me   that      pages   viii   and   ix   of   the   general   index   of volume   one   is   missing.      The   missing   page   covers   the   letters   R   to   Z.   I   have   checked   my   original scans   and   it   does   not   appear   in   them   so   I   must   assume   that   it   was   missing   from   the   volume   that I    had.    It    is    possible    that    it    was    never    included    in    the    published    version.    However,    whist inconvenient,   it   is   not   a   disaster   as   the   search   facility   in   Acrobat   Reader   should   pick   up   any words that you are looking for.
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NOTES AND ABSTRACTS OF THE WILLS CONTAINED IN THE VOLUME ENTITLED  THE GREAT ORPHAN BOOK AND BOOK OF WILLS (Ref 100) By Rev. T. P. Wadley This   book   of   three   hundred   plus   pages   was   first   published   in   1886   and   contains   abstracts   from over   four   hundred   wills   from   the   Bristol   area.   The   wills   date   from   the   mid   fourteenth   to   the sixteenth   century   and   are   packed   with   personal   and   local   information   which   will   be   of   great interest    to    anyone    studying    the    city    of    having    ancestors    from    this    area.    Index    and    is    fully searchable. £6.00 including UK Postage       £7.50 including Overseas Postage
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TRANSCRIPTION OF POOR BOOK OF THE TITHINGS OF WESTBURY-ON-TRYM, STOKE BISHOP AND SHIREHAMPTON 1656 TO 1698 (Ref: 101) By H. J. Wilkins This   book   deals   with   an   unsettled   period   of   English   History,   for   it   runs   from   1656   to   1698   which   is a   period   that   embraces   part   of   the   Protectorate   (1653   to   1659),   the   restored   Commonwealth (1659),   the   reign   of   Charles   II   (1660   to   1685)   the   reign   of   James   II   (1685   to   1688)   and   William   and Mary to 1689. As   with   all   “Poor   Books”   it   deals   with   the   income   and   disbursement   to   the   poor.   There   are   many hundreds   of   people   listed   either   as   paying   the   poor   rate   or   receiving   payments   and   will   be   of   great interest   to   those   studying   the   area   or   with   ancestors   in   these   parishes.   There   is   no   index   but   it   is fully searchable £5.00 £6.00 including UK Postage          £6.50 including Overseas Postage
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BRISTOL LISTS Municipal and Miscellaneous (Ref 107) Compiled by The Rev. Alfred B. Beaven With   over   four   hundred   pages   this   book   is   probably   the   most   complete   list   of   Mayors,   Sheriffs, Aldermen   and   Common   Councillors,   the   Society   of   Merchant   Venturers   and   some   of   the   more important   offices   under   the   Corporation,   such   as   librarians,   postmasters,   physicians   at   the   Bristol Royal   Infirmary   plus   many   other   offices,   some   dating   back   to   the   sixteenth   century.   Many   have basic    biographical    notes    such    as    various    posts    held    and    dates    of    death.    It    contains    many thousands of names and is fully searchable. This   publication   will   be   of   interest   to   anyone   with   ancestors   from   Bristol   or   who   has   an   interest   in the local history of this great city.    £5.00 £6.00 including UK Postage          (£6.50 including Overseas Postage)