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Author Alcock, N. W. (Nathaniel Warren), author.

Title Tracing history through title deeds : a guide for family and local historians / N. W. Alcock.

Publication Info. Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Family History, 2017.


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  929.1 ALCOCK    Check Shelf
Description xii, 217 pages : illustrations, plans ; 24 cm
Note "Published in association with the National Archives."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-194) and indexes.
Summary "Property title deeds are perhaps the most numerous sources of historical evidence but also one of the most neglected. While the information any one deed contains can often be reduced to a few lines, it can be of critical importance for family and local historians. Nat Alcock's handbook aims to help the growing army of enthusiastic researchers to use the evidence of these documents, without burying them in legal technicalities. It also reveals how fascinating and rewarding they can be once their history, language and purpose are understood. A sequence of concise, accessible chapters explains why they are so useful, where they can be found and how the evidence they provide can be extracted and applied. Family historians will find they reveal family, social and financial relationships and local historians can discover from them so much about land ownership, field and place names, the history of buildings and the expansion of towns and cities. They also bring our ancestors into view in the fullness of life, not just at birth, marriage and death, and provide more rounded pictures of the members of a family tree." --
Contents Introduction: Deeds as history -- Why -- Deeds for people -- Deeds for places and for houses -- Large-scale studies of deeds -- Where -- What to look for -- Where to look -- On the trail -- New ways to find deeds -- How -- Tenure -- Post-medieval deeds -- Medieval deeds -- Types of medieval deeds.
Subject Great Britain -- Genealogy.
Deeds -- Great Britain -- Sources.
Land titles -- Great Britain -- Sources.
Deeds. (OCoLC)fst00889460
Genealogy. (OCoLC)fst00939652
Land titles. (OCoLC)fst00991438
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Genre/Form Genealogy. (OCoLC)fst01423818
Sources. (OCoLC)fst01423900
Added Author National Archives (Great Britain)
ISBN 9781526703453 (paperback)
1526703459 (paperback)
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