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A PERFECT BOOKE OF ALL THE LANDS WITHIN THE HUNDREDS OF EVENGER, CHUTLYE, KINGSCLERE, PASTROE AND OVERTON 1575. (Ref 122) The   Royal   household   was   large   and   expensive   to   run.   In   time   when   gold   and   silver   was   in   short supply   the   household   was   supplied   with   provisions   supplied   by   the   sovereign’s   demesnes.      This book   gives   an   excellent   explanation   of   the   “tax”   and   then   follows   a   listing   of   all   of   those   who   had   to contribute,    which    appears    to    have    been    most    households    in    the    villages    that    fall    within    the hundreds.   .   Listing   householders,   landholders   and   tenants   this   is   a   superb   look   at   the   various villages   and   their   occupants.   Payments   were   made   by   way   of   money,   wheat   or   poultry.      Thomas Franklin      of   Ecchinswell   was   assessed      at   one   pullet   and   at   Baughurst   Richard   Wither   was assessed one goose. Many hundreds of people named, indexed and searchable. £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage
BOOKS OF EXAMINATIONS AND DEPOSITIONS 1570 TO 1594 (SOUTHAMPTON) (Ref 117) by Gertrude H. Hamilton One    of    the    best    ways    of    discovering    the    goings    on    of    everyday    life    in    history    is    through examinations   and   depositions.   They   are   the   testaments   of   local   people   who   have   fallen   foul   of   the law   or   were   witnesses   to   a   crime   and   are   nearest   that   we   will   come   to   actually   hearing   our predecessors   speak   to   us   as   they   are   usually   in   the   exact   words   used.      This   book   covers   those   of Southampton    who    were        “brought    before    our    eyes    grave    officials    who    have    yielded    to    the temptation   to   add   to   their   income   by   unlawful   means   ;   mariners   who   have   done   brave   deeds   at sea,   but   have   not   kept   themselves   clear   of   the   cruelty   of   piracy   ;   respectable   townsmen   who   have risked   their   character   and   position   for   the   sake   of   stealing   a   cake   of   wax   ;   unfaithful   swains   who needed   to   be   compelled   to   fulfil   their   promises   of   marriage   to   deserted   maidens   ;   even   a   witch who   had   cast   an   evil   eye   on   a   gentleman's   pigs   and   made   them   dance,—all   these   and   many others   relate   their   stories   before   the   mayor   and   his   brethren,   and   incidentally   teach   us   many details as to the social life of the sixteenth century”. Indexed, Bookmarked and Searchable £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage
HAMPSHIRE ALLEGATIONS FOR MARRIAGE LICENCES GRANTED BY THE BISHOP OF WINCHESTER (Ref 119) Extracted and Edited By William J. C. Moens This   publication   of   over   a   thousand   pages   in   two   volumes   contains   many   thousands   of   entries covering   the   years   between   1689   to   1837.   Each   book   is   arranged   in   alphabetical   order   of   the grooms   surname   with   an   index   of   brides   at   the   end   of   each.   The   first   book   covers   the   male surnames   from   A   to   L   and   the   second   those   from   M   to   Z.   In   addition   to   the   names   most   entries give the place of abode, ages and date of the allegation. Fully searchable . £6.00 including UK Postage       £7.50 including Overseas Postage
A HISTORY  OF THE ANCIENT TOWN AND MANOR OF BASINGSTOKE (Ref 121) By Francis Joseph Baigent and James Elwin Millard Containing   almost   eight   hundred   pages   and   published   in   1889   this   is   probably   one   of   the   best histories   of   this   ancient   Hampshire   town.   There   is   one   page   missing   which   is   inconvenient   but   not disastrous    and    the    vast    amount    of    information    contained    in    the    rest    of    the    book    more    than compensates   for   the   omitted   page.   The   chapters   are   on   such   subjects   as   Extracts   from   the   Court Rolls,   Civil   and   Manorial   History,   Municipal   History,   Fiscal   details,   Rentals   and   Subsidies   and Nonconformity in Basingstoke to name a few. This   book   will   be   of   great   interest   to   anyone   who   is   studying   the   history   of   this   town   or   who   has   an interested   in   family   history   and   has   ancestors   from   the   area.   Indexed,   bookmarked   and   fully searchable. £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage     
A HISTORY OF HAMPSHIRE AND THE ISLE OF WIGHT (Ref. 115) by T. W. Shore With   the   increase   in   popularity   of   genealogy   over   the   past   ten   years   and   television   programmes such   as   “Who   Do   You   Think   You   Are?”   the   emphasis   has   moved   away   from   name   collecting   to   a more   rounded   family   history   which   includes   studying   the   local   history   of   the   area   that   a   person’s ancestor lived. If   you   have   a   connection   with   Hampshire   and   the   Isle   of   Wight   or   an   interest   in   the   local   history   of that   county   this   is   the   ideal   book.   Among   the   many   subjects   covered   are   Prehistoric   Hampshire, Manors   and   Hundreds,   Monastic   Life,   Remains   and   Legends   of   the   Middle   Ages   as   well   as chapters     on     Winchester,     Portsmouth     and     Southampton.     Fully     searchable,     indexed     and bookmarked. £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage  
POLL BOOK FOR THE ELECTION OF A KNIGHT FOR THE ISLE OF WIGHT (Ref 120) On   the   10 th    June   1870   an   election   took   place   for   a   knight   on   the   Isle   of   Wight.   This   publication   lists all   of   those   who   voted   in   the   various   districts   of   the   island.      There   were   two   candidates,   George Moffatt   and   Baillie   Cochrane,   and   this   publication   lists   all   of   those   who   voted   in   the   various   districts of the island and who for. Those who did not poll are also listed. Fully searchable. £4.00 including UK Postage       £5.50 including Overseas Postage 
ISLE OF WIGHT ITS CHURCHES AND RELIGIOUS HOUSES (Ref 118) By J. Charles Cox The    Isle    of    Wight    has    a    surprising    variety    of    religious    buildings    and    this    publication    gives descriptions   of   over   thirty   five   churches,   oratories,   priories   and   chapels   as   well   the Abbey   of   Quarr on   the   Island.      Each   chapter   gives   the   earliest   mention   of   the   building   and   the   points   of   interest relating   to   each   particular   church.   This   is   a   really   useful   book   for   anyone   who   wishes   to   research a   particular   church,   study   local   history   or   has   ancestors   from   a   particular   parish   and   would   like   to know more about the church that would have been a large part of their lives.  £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage
THE CIVIL WAR IN HAMPSHIRE and the story of BASING HOUSE (Ref. 116) by the Rev. G. N. Godwin It   is   hard   to   understand   the   effect   that   the   English   Civil   War   had   on   the   people   of   this country.      We   know   that   it   not   only   turned   neighbours   against   each   other,   families against   each   other,   even   members   of   the   same   family   fought   against   each   other   in   a number   of   bloody   battles.   This   publication   goes   into   great   detail   of   the   events   and effects   that   the   war   had   on   the   county   of   Hampshire.      For   anyone   with   an   interest   in the   county   this   book   of   over   four   hundred   pages   is   of   great   interest.   Fully   searchable and indexed. £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage
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