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A SOMERSET SKETCH BOOK  (Ref 056) by H. Hay Wilson A book of stories relating to Somerset Life and Times which was first Published in 1912. Chapters include; The Mendip Country A Son of the Soil A West Country Village The Ploughing Match The Rat Catcher The Sheep Shearing plus many others £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage
ABSTRACTS OF SOMERSET WILLS (Ref 057) Collected by Rev. Frederick Brown Originally Published by F. A. Crisp One   night   in   1942,   Somerset   and   Devon   lost   one   of   the   most   important   research sources   for   local   and   family   historians,   when   a   German   bomb   destroyed   the   Exeter Probate   Office,   and   all   of   the   wills   that   it   contained.   This   being   the   case   collections   of transcripts   and   extracts   of   wills   are   so   important   to   those   of   us   with   connections   to   these counties.   One   of   the   most   important   sources   for   Somerset   is   the   collection   of   abstracts that   was   made   by   the   Reverend   Frederick   Brown   at   the   end   of   the   19th   century,   these were   published   in   six   volumes   between   1887   and   1890   by   Frederick   Crisp.   Only   one hundred   and   fifty   sets   were   ever   produced   and   their   rarity   is   reflected   in   the   price   of those   that   do   occasionally   come   up   for   sale.   This   CD   contains   digitised   version   of   all   six volumes,   that   is   fully   searchable   and   will   prove   invaluable   to   anyone   studying   the   local or their family history in Somerset . £7.50 including UK Postage       £9.00 including Overseas Postage
BARTON ST. DAVID PARISH REGISTER TRANSCRIPTS (Ref 059) Transcribed by B. D. Welchman The   earliest   surviving   parish   register   for   Barton   St.   David   begins   in   1714,   with   the earlier   period   being   in   very   poor   condition   and   illegible   in   parts.   This   transcript   covers all   of   the   surviving   registers   to   1900   plus   the   available   Bishop’s   Transcripts   from   1598 although there are many gaps in these. The years covered by this transcript are; Bishops Transcripts 1598 to 1714 Baptisms 1720 to 1900 Marriages 1755 to 1900 Burials 1714 to 1900 £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage
BRUTON PARISH REGISTER TRANSCRIPTS 1554 to 1812 (ref 141) by Reverend Douglas L. Hayward This   work,   in   two   volumes,   is   probably   the   best   transcript   of   Bruton   Registers   ever published,   being   compiled   by   the   vicar   of   this   parish   who   would   have   known   the   area,     known   the   local   families   and   would   have   a   scholarly   knowledge   of   the   writing   styles   of the various periods covered. Indexed, Searchable and Bookmarked £6.00 including UK Postage       £7.50 including Overseas Postage
Volume 2 Baptisms 1681 - 1812 Marriages 1681 - 1813 Burials 1681 - 1812
Volume 1 Baptisms 1554 to 1680 Marriages 1554 to 1680 Burials 1554 to 1681
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DWELLY'S SOMERSET HEARTH TAX  (Ref 071) This CD consists of THREE separate publications Dwelly's Hearth Tax for Somerset 1664 – 65   Dwelly's   National   Records   Volume   2   XVII   Century            Directory   of      Somerset Containingthe names of all persons paying taxes or exempt from paying.    Dwelly's   Index   to   the   Somerset   Hearth   Tax   Exemption   Certificates   of   1670   & 1674 (2 above) with a completion of Dwelly's National Records Volume 2.    Edited and Originally Published by T. L. Stoate Price £7.50 including UK Postage       £9.00 including Overseas Postage
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THE PARISH REGISTER OF HORSINGTON IN THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET 1558 to 1836 (ref 142) Transcribed and Edited by W. E. Daniel Today   there   are   many   transcripts   available   on   the   internet   that   are   compiled   from microfiche   of   varying   quality   and   by   very   well-meaning   people   with   varying   skill   levels, some   vary   goon   others   not   so   good.      Towards   the   end   of   the   nineteenth   century   and start   of   the   twentieth   a   lot   of   very   good   transcripts   were   published   and   what   is   so   good about   these   is   that   in   a   lot   of   cases   they   were   compiled   by   the   local   clergyman,   who would have known the local families and area well, from the original registers.  This   particular   transcript   was   compiled   by   the   Rector   of   Horsington   and   covers   the following; Baptism 1558 to 1835 Marriages 1559 to 1837 Burials 1558 to 1837 Indexed, searchable and bookmarked £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage
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