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THE CORNWALL MILITARY SURVEY OF 1522 with the LOAN BOOKS AND TINNERS MUSTER OF 1535 (Ref 061) Edited by T. L. Stoate In   1522   Wolsey,   Henry   VIII's   chancellor,   was   badly   in   need   of   money   to   finance   the   war   with France   .   A   subsidy   in   1514   failed   to   raise   the   expected   amount   and   had   to   be   repeated   in   1515 and   1516.   He   was   planning   another   subsidy   and   it   is   presumed   that   he   did   not   think   that satisfactory   assessments   would   be   made   for   it.   He   therefore   ordered   a   new   and   extensive survey   of   the   wealth   of   the   country   both   spiritual   and   temporal,   together   with   a   military   muster which   he   gave   out   to   be   the   reason   for   the   survey   -   that   it   was   to   determine   the   rate   at   which men   were   to   be   assessed   for   the   provision   of   armour   -   something   that   was   not   to   be   regarded   as very   onerous.   In   reality   he   had   determined   to   use   it   as   the   basis   for   an   immediate   loan   and   for   a subsidy which was to follow. This CD contains a transcript of that survey, the loan books and Tinner's Muster Roll of 1535. £7.50 including UK Postage       £9.00 including Overseas Postage
CORNWALL MUSTER ROLL 1569  (Ref 062) edited by H. L. Douch and originally published by T. L. Stoate On   March   26   th   1569   ,   due   to   the   threat   of   Spanish   forces,   the   Privy   Council   issued   a   directive   to the   counties   to   hold   a   general   muster   of   all   men   over   16.   Certificates   of   the   muster,   with   the names   of   the   men   and   their   equipment,   were   to   be   returned   by   July   1st   though   this   was   later extended to August 12th . This CD contains a searchable transcript for Cornwall of this Muster.  £7.50 including UK Postage       £9.00 including Overseas Postage
THE FIRST BOOK OF THE PARISH REGISTERS OF MADRON (Ref 133) edited by George Bown Millett The earliest register of this parish is badly fragmented and damaged but this transcript made in 1877 will be of great help to anyone who wishes to research this period.  The events covered in this first book are as follows; Baptisms 1592 to 1687 (with a few to 1725) Marriages 1577 to 1675 Burials 1577 to 1681 In addition to these events the author has extracted some baptisms, marriages and burials from neighbouring parishes for the same period that involves people from Madron.  There are also transcripts of some early documents relating to the parish.  Indexed, bookmarked and searchable. £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage
ST. COLUMB MAJOR PARISH REGISTER TRANSCRIPTS by Arthur J. Jewers Arthur   Jewers   is   well   known   in   the   South   West   of   England   for   his   various   historical   works   and research. In this transcript of St. Columb Major registers he covers the following; Baptisms 1540 to 1780 Marriages 1544 to 1780 Burials 1539 to 1780 He has also included entries from other registers relating to families from St. Columb. There is an index as well as being bookmarked and searchable. £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage
CORNWALL by Arthur L. Salmon (Ref: 008) A   satisfactory   guide-book   must   not   be   exclusively   architectural,   or   historic,   or   legendary,   or scientific   ;   it   must   aim   at   being   all.   In   Cornwall   such   breadth   of   treatment   is   particularly   needed. Cornwall   is   like   no   other   English   county.   Its   nearest   resemblance   in   England   will   be   found   in Devon   ;   parts   of   Ireland   are   equally   or   more   similar.   But   there   are   features   in   Cornwall   not   to   be found elsewhere. One   special   point   is   the   hagiology.   In   most   counties   it   is   enough   to   say   of   a   church   that   it   is dedicated   to   St.   Paul   or   to   St.   James   ;   in   Cornwall   it   is   not   enough   to   say   that   a   church   is dedicated to St. Sennen, or St.   Feock,   or   St.   Gwinear.   Readers   will   want   to   know   who   these   saints   were.   The   names   sound strangely unfamiliar. Even when we meet a dedication to St.   Paul,   we   must   be   careful   not   to   conclude   hastily   that   the   great   Apostle   of   the   Gentiles   is referred to. Cornish dedications are entirely Celtic. A fine book packed with information relating to Cornwall.  £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage
THE MINES OF CORNWALL AND DEVON Statistics and Observations byThomas Spargo (Ref 029) This   book   published   in   1865   is   a   must   for   anyone   who   has   an   interest   in   the   counties   of   Cornwall and   Devon.   It   goes   into   great   detail   regarding   the   history   and   statistics   of   hundreds   of   mines, from   the   name   of   the   manager,   landowner,   depth   of   the   adit,   when   first   opened   and   many   other pieces   of   useful   information.      Although   the   title   page   states   that   there   are   Maps,   Plans   and Sections,   these   were   either   removed   before   digitization   or   never   included   in   the   book.   However, despite   this   it   still   remains   one   of   the   most   complete   listings   of   mines   and   of   great   use   to scholars of this subject, or for anyone looking to add detail to their family history.  £6.00 including UK Postage       £7.50 including Overseas Postage
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