Category Archives: document
Our member Clive Barnes gave a presentation summarising his excellent research on the design and building of the dam and lake by Lord Milton to our history group on 1 June. This presentation with maps ‘Lord Milton and the Lake’ … Continue reading
Amongst the hundreds of documents that we have transcribed this is surely the pinnacle of tedium – an Indenture between John Tregonwell and John Harding, Charles Rawleigh, Thomas Radford, Robert Freke, 1678. Here is a sample: ………if she the s[ai]d … Continue reading
Just found that Discovery now has a database of early taxation records at E 179, which can be searched for places. It is not easy to search, but from 1333 to 1678 there are 126 records covering Milton Abbas. These … Continue reading
This roll of parchment contains 20 documents written in a very clear Medieval Latin. Considering it was written over 600 years ago it is in remarkable condition. Our history group has bought a digital copy which can be studied in … Continue reading
A huge thank you to one of our new transcribers who has completed the Churchwardens Accounts of Milton Abbas 1673 – 1689, in double-quick time. Not an easy task as some of the writing is very difficult to read. We now … Continue reading
We have the complete Assessment IR58 for Milton Abbas as 120 digital images. We are about to start transcribing these into a database. Does anyone have any experience of the easiest to set up and free database apps? There about … Continue reading
Thanks to a team of transcribers we have now completed entering all records into a spreadsheet. There are 13 800 records. Together with the Filter and Search Functions in Google sheets we now have a vital resource for further analysis.