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(Published 1986) (Rosemary Milward) Derbyshire Record Society Occasional Paper No 1. A listing of words found in the wills and inventories from Chesterfield from the period 1521 to 1700, and no longer used today. Although the sources of these terms…..


Goathurst Parish Registers

A transcription of: Christenings 1539-1949, Marriages 1539-1949, Burials 1539-1949.


Methodist Centenary Roll on CD

The Methodist Centenary Roll is a list of all the people who donated a guinea [£1/1/- or £1.05] to the Wesleyan Methodist Twentieth Century Fund [or The Million Guinea Fund] between January 1st 1899 and September 1909 when the fund was…..


Sherborne Pub Walks – No 1: South From The Museum

(Barry Brock)  This series of three booklets covers all Sherborne’s old pubs and breweries that the author is aware of, a few of which still operate as pubs.  Many are now private dwellings. A short history of each of the…..


Basic Facts about English Nonconformity for Family Historians

(Michael Gandy)  An introduction to nonconformity with a guide to the records available for the various denominations. Includes a bibliography for further reading. 16 pages.  Soft covers.  Reduced price.


Frome, The Historic Inns of

(Mick Davies & Valerie Pitt)   In this first book devoted to the history of Frome?s inns, the authors tell the story of over a hundred inns, ale houses, taverns, hotels and beerhouses in the town. Grand coaching inns played…..



(Published 1991) (Colin R Chapman)  A review of school education and other educational establishments, together with the records that were produced, from many hundreds of years ago, through the Education Act of 1870 to the beginning of the 20th century……


Hatch Beauchamp Parish Registers

A transcription of: Christenings 1605-1840, Marriages 1605-1840, Burials 1605-1840.


Prehistoric Age, The

(Bill Putnam)  The earliest man-made objects so far found in Dorset are stone axes from about 15,000 years ago, the most visible from our prehistoric past are the great Iron Age hill forts which so enrich the Dorset landscape –…..


Sherborne Almshouse Register

(ed Ann Clark) The Almshouse Register is a rare document.  In the 1590s the governing body, the brethren of the almshouse, began to copy their most important records into this one volume. This transcription is in modern English for accessibility. …..


Somerset & Dorset Absconders 1801-1858

A collection of abstracts, covering Somerset and Dorset, from copies ‘The Hue & Cry’ available at the Newspaper Library at Colindale at the end of the 20th century. This publication listed chronologically descriptions of army and navy deserters, including those…..


Basic Facts About Using Wills after 1858 and First Avenue House

(Audrey Collins)  This useful booklet explains the uses of wills and administration to family historians, and gives information on District Probate Registries, indexes held elsewhere, and ordering copies by post. There is also a section on the new search room…..


Dorset People Involved in the Growing of Hemp and Flax 1782-1793

An alphabetical index of growers of flax and hemp compiled from bounty claim forms, newspapers, recognisances, pay lists and returns.  All except the newspapers were documents involved in the implementation of the Government act providing for bounties ‘for dressed fibre…..


Frome – Crime and Punishment in Regency Frome, 2nd edition

(ed Michael McGarvie)  The journals of Isaac Gregory, Constable of Frome (1813-14 & 1817-18). During both his years of authority he kept a journal of the most interesting occurrences which had happened to him while he was engaged in keeping…..


Railway Stations

(Mike Oakley)  Dorset once had 69 railway stations and halts: today only 23 remain open. This is the first book specifically on the county’s stations to be published, and includes photographs of all but one.  Collectively they add a unique…..


Researching Ancestors in the East India Company Armies

(Peter A Bailey)  This book is designed to assist research into the reader’s ancestors who served in these armies, and that this work will aid their exploits to remain alive in the memory of the British people. A thoroughgoing analysis…..