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1647-1651
Purchasers of Bishops' Lands
16 November 1646 Parliament ordained the sale of all the lands and
estates of the bishops and archbishops for the service of the
Commonwealth. This account, printed in 1834, is a transcript from a
manuscript presented to the British Museum by William Bray (Add. 9049).
It gives in tabular form the details of the conveyances of the lands to
private individuals, showing the name of the bishopric; the date of the
conveyance; county; description of the lands; purchaser; and purchase
money. A total of over £624,158 was raised: after the restoration of the
monarchy these estates were returned to the Church, with compensation.

1768
Subscribers to Samuel Chandler's Sermons
Subscribers to 'Sermons on the Following Subjects, Viz. The Religion of
Christ. Christian Morality. Excellence of Christ''s Doctrines. The
Possibility of Miracles. Character of Christ and his Apostles. Design of
their Miracles. Certainty of the Miracles. Resurrection of Christ; and
Consequences of it. His not appearing to all the People. Of Christ''s
Ascension. The Descent of the Holy Spirit. The Doctrine of a
Resurrection explained. The Change made by it in the Saints. Objections
against a Resurrection answered. By the late Reverend Samuel Chandler,
D.D. and F.R. and A.S.S. Published from his Manuscript; with A Preface,
Giving a Brief Account of the Life, Character and Writings of the
Author. By Thomas Amory', published in London in 1768.

1798
The Nore Mutiny: Witnesses for the Crown
At the State Trial following the Nore mutiny of 1797, 101 witnesses were
called for the Crown. This is a copy of the list as endorsed on the
indictment, and delivered to each of the prisoners confined in Maidstone
gaol for high treason.

1850
Inhabitants of Liverpool
Over 1600 inhabitants of Liverpool signed this petition to the Mayor, 14
November 1850, to 'call a Public Meeting, for the purpose of adopting an
Address to the Queen, praying her Majesty to take such steps as may be
deemed necessary to maintain the prerogative of the Crown against all
Papal aggression.'

1860
Queen Victoria's Household
This list of the Queen's Household comprises: The Lord Chamberlain's
Department; Office of the Robes; Medical Department; Chapel Royal, St
James's; Chapel Royal, Whitehall; Windsor; Hampton Court; Kensington;
The Lord Steward's Department; Board of Green Cloth; Pay Office; Ewry;
Wine and Beer Cellars; Kitchen; Confectionery; Pastry; Bake House;
Coffee Room; Table Deckers; Silver Pantry; Coal Yard; Lamplighters;
Gentlemen Porters; Porters; Stewards' Room; Servants' Hall; State
Porters; Marshalmen; Coroner; Almonry; Gardeners; Yeomen of the Guard;
Gentlemen-at-Arms; Master of the Horse's Department; and The Royal Hunt.

1916
Military Medal for Bravery in the Field
King George V awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field to
these Non-Commissioned Officers and Men 11 November 1916.

1952
Aviators' Certificates
Lists of certificates granted by the Royal Aero Club of the United
Kingdom to newly-qualified aviators of powered aircraft: giving
certificate number, full name, and name of his or her aero club, R.A.F.
station, &c. Certificate numbers 27783 to 28078, issued from 30 November
1951 to 19 June 1952. This system of certification ended 24 March 1952,
being replaced by pilots' certificates, in four classes.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:45 pm 
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Ave you ever used this company Gloria - is it any good?

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No, never used it, just thought it an interesting family history site to add to the website.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:45 am 
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I look at the things they publish and think they're much more interesting than the kinds of stuff I can dig up for my lot. Just waiting for the day they do a feature on stonemasons in Brackenfield or glass-cutters in Ardwick :wink:

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Always useful info to have....you never know when something relevant to you might crop up.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:16 am 
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When I mentioned stonemasons from Brackenfield I was kind of joking. And then I thought there might actually be something so I checked out the site. But I'm a bit confused (not diffficult).
Am I right in thinking that you can't do a subscription like FMP & Ancestry - you just buy individual records?
I found quite a few apprentice records that may or may not apply but I can't tell what kind of information might be on them. Has anybody seen any and were they of any interest?

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I've just had a look and I think you are right in that you have to buy individual records. Could be a costly business if they turn out to be not what you want, and I don't think there is any way of checking.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:07 pm 
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there is an example but it only seems to show you a small section of the page and the clarity of the image isn't great.

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1457
Ablemen of Norwich
The Old Free Book of the city of Norwich includes this muster roll of
about 1457. Able-bodied men are listed subleet by subleet, with a note
of the armour furnished or sum of money raised towards buying armour.
About 600 persons are assessed, 80 of whom assessed for money only
appear to be additions to the original list. A total of 480 jacks were
assigned: a 'jack' being a jacket similar to a gambeson or doublet.

1602-1604
Essex Feet of Fines: Easter 44 Elizabeth to Hilary 1 James I
Abstracts of Essex pedes finium - law suits, or pretended suits, putting
on record the ownership of land.

1787
Cheshire Merchants
William Tunnicliff's 'Topographical Survey of the Counties of Stafford,
Chester, and Lancaster' included directories of the principal merchants
and manufacturers in each county. For Cheshire, there are lists of
traders in Chester, Congleton, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Middlewich,
Nantwich, Northwich, and Stockport and neighbourhood.

1803
Subscribers to 'Poetical Scraps'
'Poetical Scraps' by Thomas Clio Rickman of Upper Marylebone Street
(author of 'The Evening Walk', 'Letter to Mr Pitt', 'To the Bishop of
Landaff', &c. was published by the author, in London, in 1803, and sold
also by Mr Symonds, Paternoster Row; Mr Fisher, at his Library, on the
Steyne, Brighton; Mr Lee, Lewes; Mr Claris, Canterbury; Mr Flower,
Cambridge; Mr Watts, Gosport; Messrs Gore and Son, Liverpool; Mr
Cowdroy, Manchester; and Mr Rackham, Bury St Edmunds.

1810
Naval Pensioners: Superannuated, Wounded and Meritorious Conduct
'An Account of Pensions payable on the Ordinary Estimate of the Navy,
and of those granted by his Majesty's Sign Manual, out of the Money
arisen by the Sale of Old Naval Stores'. The lists give full name, rate
of pension, and date of award, and are arranged by rank - administrative
staff, admirals, boatswains, captains (including some captains' children
and mothers), carpenters, cooks, dockyard staff, gunners, lieutenants,
masters, pursers, rear admirals, sea officers, surgeons, as well as
widows of commissioners of the navy, French pilots (for meritorious
conduct) and lieutenants in the Royal Marines.

1815
The Scotch Greys at Waterloo
The muster roll of the officers and men of the 2nd or Royal North
British Regiment of Dragoons who fought at Waterloo, 18 June 1815, and
survived. Those wounded have 'w.' placed after their name. The 1st, 2nd
and 6th Dragoons formed the second brigade of cavalry under
Major-General Sir William Ponsonby (killed in action); the cavalry as a
whole being commanded by Lieutenant-General the Earl of Uxbridge
(wounded). The 2nd Dragoons (Scotch Greys) amounted to 391 men, under
Lieutenant-Colonel J. I. Hamilton (killed in action). 'The Royal
Dragoons, the Scotch Greys, and Inniskillings, General Ponsonby at their
head, dispersed the enemy to a great distance, and precipitated
themselves with unexampled boldness on the batteries at the right of the
1 corps, put the cannoneers to the sword and dismounted 30 pieces. But
the cuirassiers of Lt. Gen. Milhaud, having advanced towards the
chaussee to support the attack of infantry which had failed, the brigade
of G. M. Travere from one side, and the 4th regiment of Lancers coming
from the other, fell at the same time on these brave dragoons, who, not
being able to resist this terrible shock, were cut to pieces and
repulsed with considerable loss. The brave General Ponsonby was killed
by the Lancers, boldly attempting to join the greater body of his
brigade, from which he found himself separated.'

1915
Naval Ratings Killed in 1915
The monthly lists of Royal Navy ratings killed from the start of the
Great War from January to December 1915 are arranged alphabetically by
surname and christian names, with rank, and official number. The lists
include marines, merchant navy, reservists, and a few civilian canteen
staff also killed in the conflict. Full names are given, except for a
few cases where a middle name is represented only by an initial.

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Signatories on behalf of several Midland churches
Representatives of several Midland churches signed this letter of 1
February 1652 (1651 Old Style) to Lord General Cromwell, advising him,
amongst other things, that there remained 'many burdens and grievances
yet unremoved, and the many good things yet obstructed, together with
your many promises and ingagements before the Lord and his people, to
endeavour the effectinge hearof'. The churches represented are Stafford,
Shadbury, Berry Hill, Wasall (Walsall), Lichfield and Burton in
Staffordshire; Porwidge (Parwich) in Derbyshire; Leicester, Mountsechill
(Mountsorrel), Busswell and Gumley in Leicestershire, Ranstrop
(Ravensthorpe) in Northamptonshire, and Bridgnorth in Shropshire.

1826
Trainee Schoolmasters and Schoolmistresses for Ireland
'A Table of the Names of those Teachers admitted to be trained in the
Male (or Female) Model-School' 6 January 1826 to 5 January 1827: giving
number in the scheme, full name, attendance (date of entry and date of
discharge), and by whom recommended; for which school he or she was
being trained; his or her age; when he or she commenced teaching; and
his or her religion. The training was undertaken for the Society for
Promoting the Education of the Poor of Ireland; mainly for schools
connected with the society (pp. 46 to 51, 54 to 57) but also for
eighteen unconnected (52 to 53, 58 to 59).

1835
Glasgow Directory
'The Post-Office Annual Directory For 1835-56: Containing An
Alphabetical List of the Merchants, Traders, Manufacturers, and
Principal Inhabitants: And A Second List of the Names of Merchants,
Manufacturers and Traders, in Glasgow and Suburbs, Classed and Arranged
under Each Distinct Head of Trade or Profession with A Street Directory:
And An Appendix, Containing Many Useful Lists' was published in Glasgow
in 1835. This main alphabetical section is from page 21 to 253, and
comprises about 11,000 entries.

1838
Trustees of Municipal Charities
J. F. Le Cointe, Master of Reports and Entries in Chancery, of the
Report-Office, made this return 23 July 1838 of the names of persons
appointed as trustees for municipal charities of the cities and boroughs
of England and Wales. The information is given in tabular form, listing
the names of cities and boroughs; full names of trustees appointed;
number of trustees; and date of appointment, most having been appointed
in 1836 or 1837.

1851
Subscribers to 'Poems for Home'
'Poems for Home', by Isabella Caulton (authoress of the 'Domestic
Hearth,' and other poems) was published at Leamington Spa in 1851.

1918
Meritorious Service Medal
King George V on 17 June 1918 approved of the award of the Meritorious
Service Medal to these Warrant Officers, Non-commissioned Officers and
Men, in recognition of valuable services rendered with the Forces in
France during the Great War.

1939
Naval Officers
The alphabetical list of officers on the Active List of the Royal Navy
and Royal Marines (RM) gives: where serving; name (surname and
initials); rank; and the dates of their seniority. This is the list from
the March 1939 edition of the Navy List, corrected to 18 February 1939.

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1804
Subscribers to Zoonomia
'Popular Lectures on Zoonomia, or The Laws of Animal Life, in Health and
Disease' by Thomas Garnett, M.D., Member of the Royal College of
Physicians, London; of the Royal Irish Academy; of the Royal Medical
Society of Edinburgh; Honorary Member of the Board of Agriculture;
Fellow of the Linnean Society; Member of the Medical Society, London;
and of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester, formerly
Professor of Natural Philosophy and Chemistry in the Royal Institution
of Great Britain, was published in London, from the press of the Royal
Institution of Great Britain, in 1804, for the benefit of the author's
children by his executors.

1821-1826
White Poor in Antigua
The vestries of the parishes of Antigua raised a tax every year, under
an Act of the island, for the maintenance of ministers and the poor;
there were no poor rates. A tax was also assessed on merchandizes
imported and sold within the island, the property of non-resident
traders, in relief of the burdens of the parishes. The maintenance of
the poor was weekly distributed to them; there were no free coloured or
black paupers provided for by the parishes. The free coloured or free
black were not taxed for the support of the poor; slaves were supported
by their owners. This return of the white poor supported by the parishes
was made to the Colonial Department: it gives full name, age, residence,
and amounts disbursed, year by year.

1838
British Inhabitants of Bengal
List of British inhabitants of Calcutta and the upper provinces of
Bengal, excluding government and army personnel, clergy &c. Full names
are generally given, surname first, in italics, with profession and/or
address.

1841-1865
Australian Intestates
The probate courts of the Australian colonies furnished returns of
estates of deceased intestates, giving full name, colonial residence,
supposed British or foreign residence of family (often unknown, or left
blank), amount of the estate and how much had been disbursed and how.
The date of death is often stated, and if by accident, suicide or crime.
Names were carried forward from return to return until the estate was
expended or exhausted. New South Wales 1841 to 1862; District of Port
Phillip, becoming Victoria 1841 to 1865; South Australia 1849 to 1856;
Western Australia 1848 to 1860. There are also returns for Mauritius
1850 to 1855; New Zealand 1850 to 1853; and Van Diemen's Land 1850.

1870
Unclaimed Money and Property
Gun & Co. of 6 Prince of Wales' Road, London, in about 1870 published
this fifth 'List of Next of Kin & Heirs, &c., who have been Advertised
for in the English, Irish, Scotch, United States of America, Canadian,
Australian, East and West Indian, and other Newspapers, since 1704.
Money & Property to the value of many Millions Sterling want Claimants'.
The list of 4,128 names gives surname, christian name, and,
occasionally, other information. Copies of the actual advertisements
were furnished to enquirers by the company at a cost of six shillings.

1873
Imperial Bank Shareholders
Copy of the return by the Imperial Bank Ltd to the Inland Revenue
listing the 'persons of whom the Company or partnership consists',
pursuant to 7 & 8 Vic. cap. 32: giving full name (surname first),
residence and occupation.

1920
Naval Officers
The alphabetical list of officers on the Active List of the Royal Navy
and Royal Marines (RM) and of the Retired and Emergency Officers serving
gives: number of ship or where otherwise serving; name (surname, first
christian name and initials); rank; and the dates of their seniority.
This is the list from the March 1920 edition of the Navy List, corrected
to 18 February 1920.

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Whar really caught my eye was the unclaimed money. Then I realised it isn't there to be claimed any more :(

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