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Monday 17th August 2020


Introducing Manorial Records by Ian Waller [2020]

For centuries, the lives of our ancestors were controlled by the lord of the manor and this continued until 1922. Manorial records are an important source of information, providing a fascinating insight of the day-to-day life of our ancestors. Manors had many officials, rules and regulations. They also held courts to deal with transgressions and to uphold the local laws. The records provide researchers with a treasure trove of names, some of whom may be their ancestors. This introductory guide to manorial documents will unlock the mysteries of the manor and all its records, leading readers through the processes, where the documents can be found and how to interpret them so that you can use manorial documents to develop the history of your family.

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