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Your search for posts with tags containing Parish registers found 7 posts

‘Jane, yt God sent us by Cutler’s maid’: the baptismal register at St Botolph Bishopsgate in the later sixteenth century

The clerk at St Botolph Bishopsgate, a large suburban parish to the north-east of London’s walls, entered the baptism of Bennett, the ‘reput[ed]’ daughter of John Allen, in the parish register in July 1596. Allen had accompanied Sir...
From: We-hang-out-a-lot-in-cemeteries on 15 May 2019

Mad Dog (bites) and Englishmen: Early-modern remedies for Hydrophobia

If the sheer volume of manuscript space devoted to recipes for the bite of a ‘mad dog’ is to be believed, the pathways of early-modern Britain were dangerous places. Seemingly every bush or thicket contained a rabid hound just waiting for the opportunity...
From: DrAlun on 7 Feb 2014

The Mysterious Evans-alias-Tylers

I’ve written before about the documents left by Bishop Hurd’s nephew — another Richard Hurd, whom I prefer to call Dickie — from his research into Bishop Hurd’s family history. Dickie had particular success with the paternal...
From: The Hurd Library on 24 Oct 2013

Who Do You Think You Are, Bishop Richard Hurd?

The Hurd Library has a very nice collection of books, but it also holds a variety of papers connected with Bishop Richard Hurd and his nephew, another Richard Hurd — whom we generally call Richard Hurd Junior, but because that’s a bit of a...
From: The Hurd Library on 10 Oct 2013

Reading between the lines: reconstructing lives from parish registers

I’ve recently returned from a research visit to Ruthin archives to look at the Denbighshire parish registers. The purpose of the visit was to trawl through every one of the hundreds of parish register transcriptions, looking for medical practitioners....
From: DrAlun on 10 Sep 2013

“Our little life is rounded with a sleep” Prospero, The Tempest

The Reading Room team are bringing you this series of blogs to shed light on the documents relating to Shakespeare which we hold here at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive, how they relate to our wider collections and how these types of documents...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 26 Apr 2013

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Constructing Search Query URLs

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.