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 Post subject: Bishops Transcripts
PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:28 pm 

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Has anybody in there researching ever had need to look at the Bishops Transcripts for the1700?
I'm told that the original documents are available (somewhere) and that they are easier :? to read than the copies made at later dates.

I have my doubts about this although at that period the church would be a source of everything that went on?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:03 am 
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I have here in Staffordshire. I can't say that they were any easier to read. They are just copies of the Parish Records

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:36 am 

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:cry: Thanks Mel, they do seem to make it hard for us, unless we are a celeb.?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:50 am 
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I have read them in Preston quite a while ago and I think they had been transcribed into book form. You could e-mail/ring them and check.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:57 pm 

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Yes Gloria that sounds something like the book I read with Newchurch in Pendle details.

I'm trying to find where the records for Burneston in Yorkshire for 1700 would be kept, probably at North Allerton :( knowing the way my ancestors have left me a difficult trail to follow) and the family search website makes me so :evil:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:08 pm 
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If Burneston has a library you could contact them, if not try the library in the nearest large town. They probably won't have what you want but could fire you in the right direction. Most libraries nowadays have quite a bit of family history knowledge.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:27 pm 

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:D Like the idea of being 'fired in the right direction', but joking apart, it's a little place and no library listed so I will keep on searching,

thanks anyway for advice.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:41 pm 

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I've not a lot of experience of B.T., but in the few cases where I've seen both Parish and B.T. entries for the same "event", there's often been more detail in the local entries - notes about families, etc.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:23 am 
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Hannah, there is info on Burneston here http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/NRY/Burneston/ There is a link further down the page that says the registers for Burneston are held at the 'North Yorkshire County Record Office'

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:52 am 

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Oh wow, thanks to you both for the previous two messages, :o I will pursue this.

My family history is like malaria, just when I think I have put all the info. away and can relax, I get another attack and spend half the night hunting obscure ideas which make sense at 1.00 am and don't in the morning :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:45 pm 

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I really like that idea of it being like Malaria, although to me it's more like an annoying cough - you think it's cleared up, then - back it comes, and keeps you up all night.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:22 pm 
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I can relate to the annoying cough that keeps coming back. It is a very addictive hobby.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:29 pm 

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As a general point, BTs quite often exist when the original register is lost.

Often however when BTs are indicated in a catalogue as existing for a run of dates, e.g. 1700-1800, there will be gaps, since each year in theory the incumbent or parish clerk had to send off the transcript to the bishop. Clearly this might not always work smoothly !

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:11 am 

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Thanks Rex, maybe I will rethink this, yet again.


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